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Home treatment for
sickle cell disease includes steps you can take to
control some of the complications caused by the disease. Develop a plan with
your doctor for home treatment of symptoms, and follow this plan as symptoms
Priapism is a condition in which the penis stays erect
without sexual stimulation. Priapism is usually painful. If
priapism occurs, remember these home treatment tips:footnote 1
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National
Institutes of Health (2002). The Management of Sickle Cell Disease (NIH Publication No. 02-2117). Available online:
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerMartin Steinberg, MD - Hematology
Current as ofFebruary 20, 2015
Current as of:
February 20, 2015
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Martin Steinberg, MD - Hematology
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