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Sickle cell anaemia

Sickle cell anaemia is the most common and serious form of sickle cell disease. Read more about sickle cell anaemia and how it is treated.

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Red blood cells

Red blood cells carry oxygen around your body and transport carbon dioxide to your lungs. Learn more about how your red blood cells work.

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Erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) blood test

The erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) is a blood test that can check for inflammation in your body. Find out more about ESR blood tests here.

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Anaemia is a lack of red blood cells, which carry oxygen from the lungs around the body. It's important treat the cause of the anaemia.

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Prolonged erection

Prolonged erection (priapism) occurs when blood is trapped in the penis, causing pain. Learn the causes, treatment and how to prevent complications.

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The role of a haematologist

A haematologist is a specialist doctor who treats conditions that affect the blood, such as leukaemia or haemophilia, or the organs that make blood.

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This inherited blood disorder prevents someone from making enough healthy haemoglobin to carry oxygen around the body, but it may not need treatment.

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Osteomyelitis is an infection of the bone. Read about symptoms, causes and treatment of osteomyelitis, and how you can prevent permanent bone damage.

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Fifth disease (Slapped cheek disease)

Fifth disease or 'slapped cheek disease' is a mild viral illness marked by a red rash that makes children’s cheeks look like they’ve been slapped

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Blood in urine (haematuria)

There are many causes of blood in urine (wee), also called haematuria. Read about the causes, tests and when to see your doctor about blood in urine.

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