The Relationship Between My Menstrual Cycle and Sickle Cell Disease

The Relationship Between My Menstrual Cycle and Sickle Cell Disease

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The Relationship Between My Menstrual Cycle and Sickle Cell Disease

I wrote about feeling unwell without any apparent cause in September, and then again last month. So, guess what? I was recently sick again. But in my quest for silver linings, I should stress that I think I have finally identified the cause: my period. The U.K.’s National Health Service defines a period as “the part of the menstrual cycle when a woman bleeds from her vagina for a few days.” Thanks to my avid…

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