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Can a man with Down syndrome get an erection and have kids?

Can a man with Down syndrome get an erection and have kids?

Males R not fertile: While the Down syndrome female is fertile, the male is not. A few exceptions may be seen if a mosaic male (being normal in some cells & ds in others) has a normal cell line in his testis. But mosaics represent <2% of ds males. Whether or not they might become aroused or not is probably specific to the situation. These kids or adults are often the victim of abuse in many forms. ...Read more

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My first child has a downsyndrome is it possible that my next future children will have down syndrome if I will get pregnant with the same guy?

My first child has a downsyndrome is it possible that my next future children will have down syndrome if I will get pregnant with the same guy?

Depends: Traditional 21 trisomy has a cited recurrence risk of 1%, regardless of the male. If the child has a variant form of DS caused by a translocation, the risk is much higher. This can all be worked out with a genetic counselor. ...Read more

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At 37, I had two miscarriages for my second child. Does it mean if I get pregnant again my child will have down syndrome?

At 37, I had two miscarriages for my second child. Does it mean if I get pregnant again my child will have down syndrome?

Risk is elevated: As a mother's age increases, the risk of having a child with Down syndrome increases. You can address this with you OBGYN. If you become pregnant, there is a new blood test for Down syndrome which is non invasive compared to amniocentesis. ...Read more

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If your are infected with chlamydia, can that cause birth defects in the child? Even if I get treatment to cure it. Could it cause down syndrome?

If your are infected with chlamydia, can that cause birth defects in the child? Even if I get treatment to cure it. Could it cause down syndrome?

Only if untreated.: Chlamydia infection is of no risk to the fetus if treated properly (that includes your sexual partner). It has nothing to do with down syndrome. If left untreated or undiagnosed or recurrent at the time of delivery then ophthalmia neonatorum with trachoma can develop with severe consequences for the infant's eyesight. That's why Erythromycin ointment is applied to all newborns' eyes prophylactical. ...Read more

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Description and symptoms of kids with down syndrome?

Description and symptoms of kids with down syndrome?

Many criteria: 1. Epicanthic folds give the superficial impression of mongoloid appearance. 2. A staight across palmar crease like that of an ape so it is called a symian crease.3. Obvious developmental delay.4.Often a tongue that seems to be too big for mouth. ...Read more

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Tips for mentally stimulating a child with down syndrome?

Tips for mentally stimulating a child with down syndrome?

Early Intervention: Programs for infants with DS accelerate attainment of motor, communication, self-help/adaptive & cognitive skills through OT, PT, cognitive, behavioral & Speech/Language Therapy from 0-3, then Early Childhood Special Education beginning at age 3 + individual therapies, if possible. Ask teachers & therapists what skills your child has mastered, what he's ready to do next & how to motivate him. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could be great with Down syndrome kids?

Can you tell me how I could be great with Down syndrome kids?

Let them lead: A great way to be friends with kids with any disabling condition is to let them be the leader. SO much of their lives are spent with people telling them do this or that, or don't do this or that. Let them pick what to do, even if it's not one of your favorite things, and then do it with joy with them. Keep things simple. They also love tactile communication, so lots of hugs and high fives! ...Read more

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How can you find out for sure if your child has down syndrome?

How can you find out for sure if your child has down syndrome?

Chromosomes: By studying his chromosomes.
Babies with Down syndrome typically have an extra copy of chromosome 21, that is why it is also called "trisomy 21. ...Read more

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Should I get my unborn baby checked for down syndrome?

Should I get my unborn baby checked for down syndrome?

Prenatal Downs: Prenatal screening for congenital defects is a very personal decision. If knowing would be a factor in your decision to possibly terminate the pregnancy if positive, then testing would be suggested. There is a benefit to knowing if your baby is Down's prior to delivery. The facility you choose to deliver in should be equipped to handle a newborn with possible complications. ...Read more

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What can I do to help babies /kids with down syndrome?

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 are Down syndrome support groups which can be very supportive. Many medical centers have Down syndrome clinics to provide comprehensive care. My grandson has down syndrome. His parents find these services to be very helpful. ...Read more

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What happens to people with Down syndrome when they get over 50?

What happens to people with Down syndrome when they get over 50?

Develops dementia: Individuals with Down syndrome often develop premature dementia by genetic cause, and their IQ level drops to 20-30 by the time they reach 40 years old. ...Read more

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How come all Down syndrome children have the same facial features?

How come all Down syndrome children have the same facial features?

Chromosomes abnormal: Down syndrome is a disorder of trisomy (3) number 21 chromosomes. As a result the facial abnormality is shared by everyone with the same extra chromosome. ...Read more

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What are some of the causes for a child to be born with down syndrome?

What are some of the causes for a child to be born with down syndrome?

Several possible: The features of Down syndrome are dependent on the addition of one extra segment of a 21 chromosome which is more likely as women age. You can get this several ways. The traditional DS (~95%) has 3 copies of a 21 chromosome. About 4% have the specific extra 21 piece stuck on a regular chromosome (trans-location).About 1% have a mosaic of some normal and some 21 trisomy in variable amounts. ...Read more

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What's your opinion on the abortion of children diagnosed with down syndrome?

What's your opinion on the abortion of children diagnosed with down syndrome?

Individual decision: It is a decision that is made by the parents and one that should be made after receiving accurate and complete information. ...Read more

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Which careers are out there that work with autistic and Down syndrome children?

Which careers are out there that work with autistic and Down syndrome children?

Many: Teachers, speech, physical and occupational therapists as well as medical providers and psychologists are some of the career paths that would allow you to work with special needs children. If your goal is to work with these children you just need to decide in what capacity. Do you want to be hands on providing services or have more indirect role. The possibilities are endless. ...Read more

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Is Down syndrome genetical or can people get it who have no history of it? Please advise!

Is Down syndrome genetical or can people get it who have no history of it? Please advise!

No: Down syndrome is an abnormality of chromosome numbers, not a trait or mutation in the gene code. During conception only one of chromosome of each pair is given by both parents to the fertile egg. If a parent adds their 2 nbr 21chm to the other parents nbr 21, 3 end up in the egg & the excess 21 causes the all the problems. Mothers of any age can have one, but it is more common over the age of 40. ...Read more

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What percentage of people have an abortion when they know their child will have down syndrome?

Difficult # to find: The biggest influence on the decline of Down syndrome births in the last 4 decades has been the introduction of oral contraceptives & or decision to undergo permanent sterilization. Many centers do not keep or record the reasons for the procedure. Some centers consider invasive sampling such as amniocentesis only if couples are likely to terminate even if screening tests were suggestive of ds. ...Read more

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What careers are out there that work with autistic and Down syndrome children (and still have fun at it)?

What careers are out there that work with autistic and Down syndrome children (and still have fun at it)?

Lots: There are quite a few fields, including nutrition, childhood development, child and adolescent psychology, child and adolescent psychiatry (physicians) and developmental and behavioral health pediatrics (physicians), or general pediatrics (physicians). As to whether any of these jobs are fun. . . That's up to each individual. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my son, down syndrome (karyotype a 47, xy, +21), hearing impared child is 22years old.?

What do you suggest if my son, down syndrome (karyotype a 47, xy, +21), hearing impared child is 22years old.?

? question: Not sure what the question is. There are numerous adult residential facilities and support programs available.

Here is a place to start:

http://www. Ndss. Org ...Read more

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If I have some of the physical signs of Down syndrome like a simian crease but don't have down syndrome, am I more likely to have a child with downs?

If I have some of the physical signs of Down syndrome like a simian crease but don't have down syndrome, am I more likely to have a child with downs?

No: Some of the features seen in Down syndrome persons are also seen in other hereditary disorders, and some features are seen in normal people. A normal person can have a single horizontal palmar crease (simian crease), but his simian crease is just a trait he has, and has nothing to do with down syndrome. A normal person with a simian crease is not more likely to have a Down syndrome baby. ...Read more

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Is it ever possible to get treatment for down syndrome?

Is it ever possible to get treatment for down syndrome?

Confusing question: DS is a condition where the cells in the body have an extra chromosome (CS) which interferes with how each cell works. A minor % of DS cases have some normal cells but the chromosomes act as each cells computer. Only something that cancelled out just the extra CS could fix the problem and that is beyond the scope of present scientific capabilities. ...Read more

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How does a person get down syndrome?

How does a person get down syndrome?

Chromosomal abnormal: Down syndrome is caused be a chromosomal abnormality tha occurs at the time of fertilization. It is usually associated with the fertilization of an egg carrying2 number 21 chromosomes. ...Read more

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How long do Down syndrome children live?

Variable: They do die relatively young in the 20s and 30s but they thrive on love just the same as normal kids and their death is unpredictable. ...Read more

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How to train children with down syndrome?

How to train children with down syndrome?

For an assessment: Of the child's developmental needs & toilet-training readiness, if < 3 yrs. Old, call Pam Barton,
Franklin County Help Me Grow Coordinator at (614) 227-9860. If 3-5 yrs. Old, call Lynn Brannon, Director of Early Childhood Special Education at (614) 542-4106.
At the same time, call (614) 355-8080 for an evaluation at the Down Syndrome Clinic, Nationwide Children's Hospital, (614) 355-8080. ...Read more

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How is for a child living with down syndrome?

Broad topic: A bit too broad for a 400 character answer. You might explore the official website of the national Down syndrome society & check out thir regular stories on this topic.
www. Ndss. Org/my-great-story. ...Read more

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I have a child with down syndrome? What do I do?

I have a child with down syndrome? What do I do?

Down's Syndrome: Your pediatrician will be very familiar with this, and will help you. You can also look for a local support group. There is also a national group, as well. Http://www. Ndss. Org ...Read more

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Down syndrome diagnosed. Does it ever get better?

Down syndrome diagnosed. Does it ever get better?

Lifelong: Downs syndrome is a genetic condition caused by 3 copies of chromosome 21. Being a genetic condition, downs syndrome is a permanent condition. Many of the associated complications with downs syndrome can be fixed or managed with early intervention. ...Read more

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What are the characteristics of Down syndrome in children?

DS Phenotype: Flattened face, upward-slanting eyes, skin folds at inner corners of eyes, transverse palmar crease, & more. Many have congenital anomalies of the heart, intestine, skeletal system & other organs, along with hearing loss, vision problems & certain blood & neurological disorders. Intellectual Disability is usually mild-moderate. Guidelines for medical & developmental care are well-established. ...Read more

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