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Doctor insights on: Characteristic Elfin Like Facial Features

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What is the definition or description of: Elfin like face?

What is the definition or description of: Elfin like face?

Face stucturr: It would be a delicate, pixie like face. This can be associated with other problems. Have your baby checked. All the best. ...Read more

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When a doctor uses the term elf-like facial features, is there a specific meaning?

When a doctor uses the term elf-like facial features, is there a specific meaning?

Elf: Many genetic conditions have typical appearances. Elf-like facial features can describe someone with williams syndrome. They have small upturned noses, wide mouth, small teeth with wide spacing. They also have characteristic starburst appearance to their eyes, making them look like they are twinkling. While this description is used to easily describe without details, it does not make a diagnosis. ...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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Why do all people with Down syndrome have similar facial features?

Why do all people with Down syndrome have similar facial features?

Chromosome influence: The size ; shape of the skull ; facial features of Down syndrome patients is heavily influenced bu the effect of the extra chromosome present in every cell of the body. The same goes for eyes, hands ; feet all of which require a lot of decoding during formation to produce the structures. Many other chromosome defects produce some common features to those born with the abnormality. ...Read more

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What are the causes of people with Down syndrome to have similar facial features?

What are the causes of people with Down syndrome to have similar facial features?

Chromosome influence: The size and shape of the skull and facial features of Down syndrome patients is heavily influenced by the effect of the extra chromosome present in every cell of the body. The same goes for eyes, hands, feet, all of which require a lot of decoding during formation to produce the structures. Other chromosome defects produce some common features to those born with a specified extra chromosome. ...Read more

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Why do people who suffer from down-syndrome tend to have the same facial features?

Why do people who suffer from down-syndrome tend to have the same facial features?

Chromosome influence: The size & shape of the skull & facial features of Down syndrome patients is heavily influenced bu the effect of the extra chromosome present in every cell of the body. The same goes for eyes, hands & feet all of which require a lot of decoding during formation to produce the structures. Many other chromosome defects produce some common features to those born with the abnormality. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to why people with Down syndrome seem to have the same facial features?

I'm curious as to why people with Down syndrome seem to have the same facial features?

Effect of chromosome: The extra chromosome material that produces ds is present in every cell of the body and has great influence everywhere. In body parts that require a lot of information to form, like the face, hands, feet the effect of the extra material is seen in these visible areas as a similar pattern. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm a retransitioning MTF transsexual will my facial features refeminize?

What to do if I'm a retransitioning MTF transsexual will my facial features refeminize?

Your Physician: Best to answer questions on an issue like this is your Doctor, so please contact him/ her and get evaluated
good luck and feel better ...Read more

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Can you please explain how and why with Down syndrome seem to have the same facial features?

Effect of chromosome: The extra chromosome material that produces ds is present in every cell of the body and such has great influence everywhere. In body parts that require a lot of information for formation, like the face, hands, feet the effect is seen these visible areas. The extra chromosome material shows in higher frequency of distinctive facial features, length of fingers, spacing of toes etc. ...Read more

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How to treat masculine facial features in pcos?

How to treat masculine facial features in pcos?

Androgenic hair: Androgen of pcos is generally androgens produced by ovary decreasing levels at this level can be done by using oral contraceptives which block endogenous production metformin can be used to cycle ovaries to normal function androgen blockers can be used like spironlactone these drugs can also be used in combination. ...Read more

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What causes the similar facial features in people with down's syndrome?

Genetic: Downs is cause by trisomy 21 tow many genes at chromosome 21. There are 22 pairs of chromosomes and two pairs of sex chromosomes. The extra chromosome on 21 is what gives people the features with increased or decreased penetrance. Cause by nondisjunction in meiosis when the chromosomes of sperm and egg combine, the extra chromosome on #21 cause the features. ...Read more

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What are the odd facial features of a child with fasd is easily identified?

What are the odd facial features of a child with fasd is easily identified?

FASD: The image shows the characteristics. Sometimes they can be subtle, and would need a doctor to identify. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could look less ugly/ disguise abnormal facial features?

Can you tell me how I could look less ugly/ disguise abnormal facial features?

What's really up?: A marked birth defect can be fixed surgically, but by and large, less severe variables aren't worth trying to conceal. People who know you notice how you move, talk, how physically fit you are much more than your not having a "Hollywood-pretty" face, and if you're liked (i.e., you treat others well) people won't want to see your face change at all -- they like it because it's yours. ...Read more

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Could crossbite/underbite surgery drastically change my facial features?

Yes, likely: As cross bites and under bites treated surgically are significant, they deal with severe facial asymmetries. When your work is done it should be a very favorable change! ...Read more

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Why do some people with autism have unusual facial features but others look normal?

Why do some people with autism have unusual facial features but others look normal?

Dysmorphism: Or unusual physical features are seen in many genetic disorders, some of which have intellectual disability &/or autism as part of their neurodevelopmental profile. ...Read more

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Some people with autism have dysmorphic facial features but others look normal. Why is that?

Some people with autism have dysmorphic facial features but others look normal. Why is that?

Many causes of autis: Their are many causes of autism. Many of these disorders are genetic in origin. In some of those patients they may well have dysmorphic or abnormal facial appearance. In other cases they appear to have a perfectly normal physical examination. Be sure and check with your child's provider if you have a specific question. ...Read more

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How can I get a diagnosis for FAS on my foster child, here in australia. Gp is reluctant because he says she doesn't have typical FAS facial features!

How can I get a diagnosis for FAS on my foster child, here in australia. Gp is reluctant because he says she doesn't have typical FAS facial features!

Look into geneticist: Probably the best source of information or support for this kind of DX will come from a geneticist or child development specialist who are often located at a children's hospital or university center. See if your pcp is willing to provide a referral & locate a source near your local. ...Read more

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I am 30 yrs male. Weight=57 kg and height=5 feet 4 inch, but my facial features and body looks like as I am16 yrs old. What could be the reason?

I am 30 yrs male. Weight=57 kg and height=5 feet 4 inch, but my facial features and body looks like as I am16 yrs old. What could be the reason?

Good Genes!: I know being 30 & looking 16 can have challenges but in 10 years you will appreciate your youthful appearance more. Most of aging is controlled by genetics but also by healthy living and your youthful appearance means you are doing well in both areas. I "suffered" as you do but now appreciate that others judge me to be 15-20 years younger than I am chronologically. It will have health benefits too. ...Read more

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I look very very younger to my age. I feel the problem is with my facial hair and facial features. How can I grow them?? have a look at my pic, I'm 26

I look very very younger to my age. I feel the problem is with my facial hair and facial features. How can I grow them?? have a look at my pic, I'm 26

Be patient: Facial hair is largely driven by genetics, so there is no great way to enhance its growth. Frequent shaving may increase the thickness. At 26, you are at the age where your physical maturity is likely peaked, but you have not yet started showing any signs of aging. As you get older, you are more likely to appreciate your youthful appearance. ...Read more