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Conceiving With Eds
Depends: Would not focus so much on percentages, but instead would present your symptoms to your rheumatologist. Would try to seek out eds centers who understand the condition more than most and have seen a larger volume of eds patients (usually at university hospitals). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Neurologist: A neural tube defect is a congenital defect that appears at birth, and can be detected when the baby is still inside the mother in pregnancy, by ultrasound and mother's blood level of a protein associated with the spinal cord called alpha- fetoprotein, or AFP. A neurologist and neurosurgeon specialize in care of people with neural tube defects. You need to call your nearest specialty hospital ASAP ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can be: If you've had a prior thyroid problem, make sure your thyroid has been returned to normal before you attempt to get pregnant. Then it's just as if you didn't have a problem. The one exception is rare anti-fertility antibodies from hashimoto's thyroiditis, but they can check for those and treat if necessary. ...Read more
Complicated: Syndrome is due to high Insulin levels. Patients have the type ii diabetes gene expression. Early in dmii, Insulin levels are high. Insulin in the ovary creates higher male hormone (androgen) production that thwarts follicle (egg) development. Thus ovulation problems and longer menstrual cycles. Anything over 30 days is abnormal. Fertility is decreased and miscarriage increased. ...Read more
Yes: The disease, if severe, can disrupt menstrual cycles. (nature's way of saying if your sick, don't get pregnant.) steroids can also causes irregular menses. So you have two causes, the disease and/or treatment. One final point. Thyroiditis (which causes hypothyroidism) and grave's disease disease, which causes high thyroid levels, occur more frequently in sle. They can both causes menstrual probs! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Usually some: By definition, kids with asperger's disorder have relatively intact language ability. A child with more severe language problems would be diagnosed with a more severe autistic spectrum disorder. That being said, kids with asperger's often have difficulty maintaining "normal" conversations, regulating tone of voice, catching other people's social cues and body language, and understanding humor. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Yes: All women with marfan syndrome at increased risk for complications during pregnancy. Any woman with marfan syndrome and pregnant should be cared for by an obstetrician with the expertise needed to manage potentially life-threatening cardiovascular complications.Women with an aortic root above 4.0 cm are at greater risk and risk of rupture appears to increase proportionally with aortic root size, . ...Read more
I'm of average weight with polycystic ovarian syndrome. Is infertility an issue with slim women as well?
Most likely: A good strategy for increased fertility in pcos patients with excess body weight is to lose a little bit of that weight while possibly simultaneously undergoing medical strategies. It's possible to get pregnant doing just one or just the other, but combined is usually better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does a father with choroid plexus cysts have an increased chance of fathering a child with genetic challenges?
Genetic mutations : With choroid plexus cysts have other physical manifestations as well, according to the data base i reviewed. If you are concerned, ask your wife's ob/gyn for pre-pregnancy counselling by a prenatal genetic counselor to review your family history &your medical history. A chromosomal microarray ordered from lineagen at (801) 931-6224 can be done with a buccal swab kit that they send to the doctor. ...Read more
What activity restrictions for 18 weeks pregnant with partial placenta previa? I have ehlers danlos hypermobility as well.
Placenta Previa: Partial previa: the margin of the placenta covers part but not all of the internal os of cervix.These are general recomendations: the patient can maintain some form of rest when at home(pelvic rest or no heavy lifting) the patient has a responsible adult present at all times who can assist in an emergency situation.The patient lives near the hospital with available transportation to the hospital. ...Read more
Genetic counseling!: The estimated incidence of oi is approximately 1 per 20, 000 births. See a certified genetic counselor and/or prenatal geneticist along with a maternal-fetal medicine specialist asap. They can refer you to a fetal center and oi center/support group in your area. See: http://www.Texaschildrens.Org/locate/departments-and-services/genetic-disorders/skeletal-dysplasia-clinic/. ...Read more
Could I have type 3 (hypermobility) ehlers danlos syndrome or hypermobility syndrome? My parents don't have eds.
Unlikely.: Ehlers danlos is an inherited condition, so if it doesn't run in your family, it's very unlikely that you have it. If your joints are unusually flexible you may just be more limber than normal. But if you are worried about it, see your doctor and find out for sure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Eventually all of us end up with some degree of arthritis from normal wear and tear. People with hypermobility are at increased risk to develop arthritis sooner. It can help to work with a physical therapist to teach good body mechanics and give a home exercise program. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a man with AC genotype marry a woman with as genotype. Both of them have o+ blood group. Thank you?
Not sure. : My understanding is that marriages are regulated in nigeria based on sickle cell genotype. This is not the case in the United States. I thought that the restriction of marriage partners was based on the presence of sickle gene (as or ss). But this would be a question for a court magistrate in nigeria. Certainly sc disease, which would be possible, can be a troublesome disease. Good luck. ...Read more