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symptoms of carrying a down syndrome baby

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
48 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Complex issue: Children with downs syndrome can be seriously ill at birth. They may have heart disease, bowel obstruction, serious lung disease, blood sugar problem ... Read More
Dr. Johanna Fricke
50 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Prenatal screening : for Down Syndrome is offered to all women. If screening was not done, pediatricians usually recognize an infant with DS, except some with mosaic DS. A ... Read More

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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Singer
51 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Help for Downs: There are services such as early intervention to assist children under 3 years of age. Special services are school responsibility after that. There ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
50 years experience Pediatrics
No: Only 50-60 percent of children with Down syndrome actually have simian creases.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Not the usual form: The material that causes ds is not carried on genes like eye color or blood type. The features that define ds are present when an extra piece of the ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
None: Down syndrome is a chromosamal condition, not an x-ray induced condition.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ohnmacht
35 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 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 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
52 years experience General Surgery
No: It is not a gene abnormality. It is the expression of an extra gene being present. There is no treatment or cure.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
No: They tend to grow at a pretty normal rate prior to birth. Deficiencies in linear growth will eventually occcur in the average ds kid as they grow olde ... Read More

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