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are there different levels of down syndrome

A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Downs syndrome: Trisomy 21 when there is an extra chromosome at 21, mosaicism when some cells have trisomy and others not, robertson translocation [n which long arm o ... Read More
Dr. William Singer
51 years experience Pediatric Neurology
W varieties: The most common cause is trisomy 21, a situation with 3 number 21 chromosomes. A second possibility is a partial translocation of a piece of a 21 chr ... Read More

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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Goldie
48 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Learning disorder: I must assume he has always had problems reading and writing. He has probably been in special education classes. I also assume he can learn but does ... Read More
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Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Unknown: Your question does not list enough information for any sort of comment on your brothers condition. Any child/teen/adult who cannot recognize and inte ... Read More
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Dr. William Singer
51 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Diagnosis: The first thing is get him properly diagnosed. I would start with a pediatric neurologist or behavioral pediatrician. The evaluation should include ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Pollard
30 years experience Anesthesiology
See below: As tests were developed to assess the fetal health it was noted that a fetus with down's syndrome had higher maternal HCG levels that a normal child. ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
42 years experience Periodontics
Age related: Down's tends to be more related to age, that is, older mothers conceiving. If you are nervous, consider genetic counselling
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melissa Gowans
21 years experience Pediatrics
Quad Marker Screen: The Quad Marker Screen is done between 15 and 20 weeks of pregnancy in select patients. It looks at levels of AFP, hCG, UE, and Inhibin-A. Low level ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
50 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Range for normal HCG: Levels at 9-12 weeks LMP is 25, 700 – 288, 000 miu/ml, so yours is ok. At 11-14 weeks, a skilled ultrasonographer can determine if there is increased ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Screen vs definitive: When you are trying to test for something in large populations (pregnant women) it is common to screen with a less invasive test and only do the more ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Asha Kamnani
43 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Normal: Your HCG levels have appropriately doubled. It is a good sign of a healthy pregnancy. If you are concerned about Down's syndrome, please speak with yo ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
48 years experience Pediatric Neurology
In the genes: All of our features are determined by our genes. The appearance of your eyes, nose, mouth, hair color, skin color, among other features are all inher ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
36 years experience Pediatrics
No: There is no connection between hypothyroidism, even if it is uncontrolled, and down's syndrome. Congratulations on your baby, and i hope all is well w ... Read More
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