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Can a woman with sle successfully have a family?

Can a woman with sle successfully have a family?

Often, yet: Women with sle can become pregnant and have children, but pregnancy can cause sle flares. Outcomes are best when a women's lupus is well-controlled before the pregnancy. Pregnant women with sle should be monitored and those who are "ssa or ssb" positive should have more frequent fetal ultrasound to check for rare transmission of lupus to the baby. ...Read more

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Dr. Gary Stephens
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Stillbirth (Definition)

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What complications could a baby with trisomy 16 experience?

What complications could a baby with trisomy 16 experience?

This is complicated.: It's complicated because full trisomy 16 is 99.9% fatal before birth. Newborns with partial trisomy 16 may live - most have multiple birth defects and serious developmental problems. The exact types of birth defects are different depending on what parts of chromosome 16 are duplicated. Your clinical geneticist or genetic counselor can help. You can find a GC here: http://nsgc.org/p/cm/ld/fid=164. ...Read more

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Dealing with having a chronic illness?

Dealing with having a chronic illness?

Seek and explore: Be open to meeting others, learning from them. Only you can decide what helps you feel better, and complementary treatments vary--from guided visualization, hypnotherapy, acupunture, chi gung, mind-body medicine, psychotherapy, support groups, etc. Be gentle with yourself and take it easy. Mostly, don't give up. While a cure may not be possible, feeling better is! ...Read more

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What type of complications can a woman with ehlers danlos syndrome encounter from having a baby?

What type of complications can a woman with ehlers danlos syndrome encounter from having a baby?

Pregnancy with EDS: Most of the patients with eds tolerate pregnancy without any difficulty with normal pregnancy and birth.Except in eds type 4 it can be associated with severe maternal complications.Most of the time the decision is made to do a cesarian section. ...Read more

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Can a women with schitozophrenia be a good mom?

Can a women with schitozophrenia be a good mom?

It depends: It depends on how well she takes care of herself and her illness. If she works with her doctors, takes medications as prescribed, eats nutritiously, exercises and sleeps consistently, stays away from alcohol and other recreational substances, and asks for help when she needs it, her illness will remain under control then she can be a great and loving mom. ...Read more

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Is a loss of a significant love complicated by reoccurrence of anorexia after 10 years a depression really a mental illness or life occurence?

Is a loss of a significant love complicated by reoccurrence of anorexia after 10 years a depression really a mental illness or life occurence?

Best to get help: Either way, it's best to get help if you are having a recurrence of anorexia. Your therapist can help you figure out what the source of the problem is and whether you would benefit from counseling. ...Read more

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How can a cystocele be prevented with childbirth? Having a c section?

How can a cystocele be prevented with childbirth? Having a c section?

Less likely.: Pregnancy is a risk factor for pelvic prolapse and incontinence. Most specifically vaginal delivery is a risk factor for these problems. Women who have a c-section versus vaginal delivery are less likely to have a cystocele or other forms of prolapse. There are a lot of pros and cons to this decision. I would recommend discussing these with your doctor to help guide your decision. ...Read more

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Can somebody with a ED.D be a psychotherapist and diagnosis mental illness?

Can somebody with a ED.D be a psychotherapist and diagnosis mental illness?

Yes: Especially w/ the availability of consult/supervision by the PhD. Each locale licenses differently and if you wish, you can ask about it. They should not be defensive. They should be glad you're careful. That you work well together is the big issue! EdD's have a lot of training and if he's got the right experience, that's fine! ...Read more

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I have separation anxiety disorder (which is a form of anxiety with dealing with anxiety, how to deal?

I have separation anxiety disorder (which is a form of anxiety with dealing with anxiety, how to deal?

Anxiety Disorder: It is important to understand how your sensitivity developed and how to go about lessening your fear. Confide in those close to you to see if you uncover the origin and begin taking small steps forward. If you cannot consult a mental health professional who will likely be able to help you. Best. ...Read more

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What is a good way to deal with a family member who has been diagnosed with cancer?

What is a good way to deal with a family member who has been diagnosed with cancer?

Knowledge is power: The best way to cope is to know the facts and accept them. You should learn all about the cancer that is inflicted on your loved one and find out its stage and prognosis from the treating doctor. Most patients with cancer are cured of their disease especiallly if it is caught and treated in its ealy stages. A little prayer daily can be an extra crutch and source of support for you and your family. ...Read more

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Can I live a normal life with a spouse with fibromyalgia?

Can I live a normal life with a spouse with fibromyalgia?

Yes: Just help your spouse get restful sleep, reduce the stress in their life and get them to an appropriate physician. ...Read more

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Could someone with epilepsy have a baby?

Could someone with epilepsy have a baby?

Epilepsy and pregnan: There are many cases when an epileptic woman has delivered a healthy baby. However, the patient needs an strict surveillance about her seizures, anti seizure medications, and growth of the baby. Well cooperated team of a neurologist, ob, and neonatologist is necessary. ...Read more

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Is it a bad idea to have a baby with someone who has a history of mental illness in his family?

Is it a bad idea to have a baby with someone who has a history of mental illness in his family?

Not Really: None of us have a totally " clean" family medical history, so there is always a risk of something. And just because there is a history, it certainly not mean the children will have the problem. ...Read more

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Who can I seek for help if i'm dealing with trauma from the death of a spouse?

Who can I seek for help if i'm dealing with trauma from the death of a spouse?

Grief counseling: I'm sorry for your loss. The best people to visit are either grief counselors or therapists trained to assist pts in grief, trauma, and healing. ...Read more

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Should someone with a history of hemolytic uremic syndrome as a child follow up with a nephrologist as a adult? Even if they're not having problems

Should someone with a history of hemolytic uremic syndrome as a child follow up with a nephrologist as a adult? Even if they're not having problems

Not necessarily: If your primary care doctor has checked your kidney function and it is normal then you probably do not need to see a nephrologist. If there is any residual kidney damage from the HUS then it would be good to see a nephrologist. Many people recover fully from HUS and do not need ongoing care by a kidney specialist. ...Read more

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What can I do for treatment with a child born with a club foot?

What can I do for treatment with a child born with a club foot?

Club foot: Early progressive ponseti method casting will help most infants. Work on adductus, then varus, then equinus in that order. ...Read more

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Anyone have a baby with mastocytosis?

Anyone have a baby with mastocytosis?

Yes: There are no accurate data on the frequency of mastocytosis. Annual incidence of 5-10 new cases per million population is estimated. In dermatological practices and hospital departments of dermatology, 1 of every 1000 to 8000 new patients has mastocytosis. The most frequently encountered forms are cutaneous mastocytosis and indolent systemic mastocytosis. The least common is mast cell leukemia. ...Read more

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What are good techniques for dealing with a bipolar child?

What are good techniques for dealing with a bipolar child?

Testing/self-care 4u: Manage your own stress by taking care of your own needs. Probably, have a psychological testing done on your kid to confirm/disprove diagnosis. Testing will also show child's strength and things to work on, but knowing strengths will help you in coping with his illness and take your care for him in more positive direction. Testing can be done by a clinical psychologist specializing in children. ...Read more

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