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can or should i get treatment if marfan syndrome and infertility

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amr Azim
Dr. Amr Azim answered
30 years experience Fertility Medicine
It depends.: If you are a man or a woman you need genetic counseling to understand the risk of genetic transmission. To avoid this risk, ivf+preimplantation geneti ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
28 years experience Pediatrics
See below: As long as your echo is normal, you should be fine.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
19 years experience Neurology
Back pain / ectasia: A condition like dural ectasia can be very troublesome. Besides pain medication, people with this condition may respond to physical therapy, surgery, ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
33 years experience Family Medicine
Marfan's Syndrome: The most concerning problems with Marfan's syndrome deal with heart and aortic dilatation. Medical therapy includes medications to decrease the stres ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott McLean
35 years experience Clinical Genetics
Several treatments!: Yes! children and adults with Marfan syndrome can have gradual widening of the aorta - the major artery connected to your heart. Sometimes the aorta b ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
Sure: Here you are: http://www.Marfan.Org/about/marfan.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aileen Sedman
43 years experience Pediatrics
Unknown: The new health care law says that insurers cannot deny insurance for "preexisting conditions". So if this health care law stays in place it will not ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott McLean
35 years experience Clinical Genetics
See a geneticist: There are many options for genetic testing for Marfan syndrome, but for a baby the best answer comes not from tests but from a careful history, family ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
23 years experience Family Medicine
Potentially yes..: Marfan syndrome is a disorder of the connective tissues which strengthen the body--medically, it affects the skeletal (weaker tissues, joints, flatfee ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Neish
38 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
In your genes: Marfan syndrome is caused by a mutation in in the gene that codes for fibrillin-1. You cannot change your genes. Abnormal or deficient fibrillin produ ... Read More
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