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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
38 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Your age : related risk would be at least 1:150 for genetic issues. So relatively better than your natural risk rate. However, it is recommended that you see a ... Read More

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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Advanced mom age: The risk of having a baby with any form of chromosome defect increases as the mother ages. It is lowest in her early 20's and rises above 1% at 40 an ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ohnmacht
34 years experience Pediatrics
Need more info: Babies with Down syndrome typically have short necks with extra tissue. Having this noted on ultrasound does not necessarily mean the baby has down sy ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
41 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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Pollard
29 years experience Anesthesiology
See below: Down's syndrome. A genetic defect that seems to occur with mother's who are older. Fetal alcohol syndrome: this is caused by excessive intake of alcoh ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Pollard
29 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 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
23 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Not associated.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Toppin
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not necessarily: An echogenic focus seen one a fetal sonogram is most often associated with a normal fetus. It is usually evidence of the moderator band in the ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Abdus Khan
29 years experience Urgent Care
Need more info: Your numbers don't help ascertain what is going on. This value of eos can not be placed ion high category. Eos usually become high otherwise in allerg ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Down syndrome unfortunately leads to an increased risk of acute myeloid (especially megakaryocytic) and acute lymphocytic leukemias. The risk of acut ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy
38 years experience Pediatrics
Variable: They are both "genetic" conditions but they are different in the spectrum of issues they present-. People with fragile x may have subtle cognitive imp ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Yes: That's characteristic of postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome.
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A 8-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
40 years experience Endocrinology
Many possibilities: I dont know of a way to put all of those things together into 1 disorder. A high TSH implies that the thyroid level is low, but this needs to be chec ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
30 years experience Endocrinology
See a doctor!: Hi. I don't know how "high" your values are, but my advice is see the doc who ordered the tests about the results. If you're not satisfied with his/he ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paulo Negro Jr
32 years experience Psychiatry
Nothing: Don't waste your money on these kind of tests. It is how you feel, how you think, how you take care of yourself that matters.
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Okamoto
28 years experience Family Medicine
Need more: Data. Have you been tested for rheumatoid factor, ANA? What type of white blood cells are elevated, and how long have you had your symptoms? You sho ... Read More
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Something odd here: Usually when you have high TSH it is because your thyroid hormone levels are low and yet you report your T4 levels are normal. I would go see an endoc ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Yes!: Yes! I do not know why the first term exists, other than to explain why certain heart problems exist from metabolic syndrome.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Down Syndrome: Down syndrome is a genetic condition caused by an extra copy of a specific chromosome. Not sure what you mean by inherited.
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. R. Kannan Mutharasan
17 years experience Cardiology
No one right answer: This has never been precisely defined to my knowledge. I would say (as a general rule of thumb) if someone has less than 100-200 PVCs in 24 hour perio ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Shewbridge
32 years experience Endocrinology
No.: Medications which lower blood pressure do not affect thyroid function to any known degree.
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Wiernik
55 years experience Hematology and Oncology
What is the question: I'm not sure what the question is, but clearly the child needs to be seen by a pediatric hematologist.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Yes: All sjogren's patients have a somewhat increased risk of malignant lymphoma. However, it's not nearly as dangerous as being a smoker. You're still a v ... Read More
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