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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Semel
35 years experience Pediatrics
Could be: there may be a one-in-five chance of a false positive or even a one-in-two chance, depending on the mother’s age. If the panorama is negative, then it ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Chromosome defect: Ds is one of the more common chromosome(c) defects that can survive pregnancy (many others miscarry). It usually happens when an egg with an extra 21c ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vanita Patel
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Genetic testing is just a screening test. Amniocentesis is the only test where you can confirm the findings with 100% accuracy to detect presence or ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Futterweit
64 years experience Endocrinology
Not likely exce olde: Not any relation to Downs syndrome. If older, of course, pregnancy can yield more babies with Down's syndrome.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Golder Wilson
Specializes in Clinical Genetics
Affected relative: Younger (under 16) and "older" (arbitrarily over age 35) have higher risks for a child with down syndrome--about 1% increasing to ~2% for women over 4 ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
39 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
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
20 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: Here is the delicate problem of this tests: if you really dont want to have a baby with down sdr and you are willing to interrupt the pregnancy, then ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Nadolne
26 years experience Family Medicine
High risk Downs: That means that you have a 1 in 155 chance of having a baby with down's syndrome. Keep in mind, you are young, and downs is more common in women of ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Hard to say: You did not cite the type of screening or result so it is hard to say what it means. Women progress from ~1/1500 DS risk in their 20's to 1/800 at 35- ... Read More
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