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Do People With Pallister Killian Syndrome Have A Lot Of Pain
Sometimes: Pallister-killian syndrome is a rare genetic condition caused by a chromosomal rearrangement that may cause birth defects, like cleft palate. Children and adults with this condition may be very mildly affected, or they may have many serious problems that will require multiple surgeries. Go to http://www.Pkskids.Net/ to connect with families who have, like you, worried about this important question. ...Read more
Occasionally: Patients with pallister killian are not common. It is recognized by coarse features, sparse hair development and decreased muscle tone. It is associated with development delays and intellectual impairment. It can be very pronounced or mild id appearance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See a doctor: I think you mean foster kennedy syndrome in which an enlarging brain tumor obstructs one optic nerve causing atrophy to that nerve, and also causes elevation of the pressure in the brain causing optic nerve edema (papilledema) in the other nerve. This is a rare circumstance which requires immediate attention by a neuro-ophthalmologist or neurosurgeon. ...Read more
PKS is from a genet-: ic accident as a sperm or egg is forming that leads to the fetus' having 4 copies of the genes on the short arm of Chromosome 12 in some cells of the body & the normal 2 copies in other cells, called mosaicism. It impacts many organ systems & causes Intellectual Disability, "coarse" facial featues & sparse hair. See www.rarechromo.org for the PKS support page of the organization Unique. ...Read more
PKS is from a genet-: ic accident that leads to the fetus' having usually 2 extra copies of genes on the short arm of Chromosome 12 in some cells of the body & the normal 2 copies in other cells, called mosaicism. It can impact all organ systems & cause profound Intellectual Disability, atypical facial features & abnormal hair growth pattern. See www.rarechromo.org for the PKS support page of the organization Unique. ...Read more
Pallister Killian: The following website discusses the symptoms of this rare genetic disorder extensively; it also provides resources for patients & families: http://ghr.Nlm.Nih.Gov/condition/pallister-killian-mosaic-syndrome. ...Read more
No: Pallister killien is a random defect of the 12th chromosome. It has muliple far reaching effects. It is evidenced by hypotonia, developmental delay, itellectual impairment, coarse features, sparse hair. It is not hereditary. Once a person has it one can only cope with the defect to try to ameliorate the symptoms, ie hearing defects with a hearing aid, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My son is 2 years old and developmently closer to 1. He possibly has Pallister Killian Syndrome. When should we know how delayed he'll remain.? Age ?
Developmental pace: At young ages faster and slower developmental paces can be related to lots of different things. A developmental pediatrician can check his developmental level and give you recommendstions of activities to help support his development at his natural pace. Don't worry. Give him an environment rich in healthy experiences. Create a play group with 1 or 2 other children so he can learn from others. ...Read more
Carpal tunnel: Sorry i answered re carpal tunnel.Get a more detailed answer ›
If I have hypermobility syndrome and have a lot of pain, but I don't want to keep taking pain medication, what can I do?
See a rheumatologist: A good rheumatologist might come up with a treatment plan that would minimize the amount of pain medication that you take. Hypermobility can occur with a variety of rheumatological conditions and you should see a rheumatologist to make sure that you have a correct underlying diagnosis. ...Read more
I am in a lot of pain from a pinched sciatic nerve caused by piriformis syndrome. have had a steroid injection already not much help. What can I do?
EMG,PT, botox, surg: Make sure you had quality EMG ruling out lumbosacral radiculopathy. Then physical therapy involving strengthening of the pelvic and hip region and stretching of the piriformis. Besides Ultrasound-guided glucocorticoid injections, botulin toxin injections have been used. If all of the above fail, a surgery (piriformis tenotomy) can be pursued if symptoms are that persistent and debilitating. ...Read more
1: Severs disease is really not a 'disease' at all. It simply refers to growth plate pain that occurs in the heel of a child. It can occur in children usually from age 8-13 and who are active in sports. Treatment includes silicone heel cups, icing, antiinflammatory pain medication and often reducing the sports activity. Once the child matures the pain is less likely to occur. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Possibly: An early twenties female with low back pain worse in bed might have pelvic girdle instability due to sacroiliac joint ligament laxity; worsened by mattress ground force torque of loose pelvic girdle; usually better lying on good side with pillow vs. Knees & soft mattress best. If vertebral disorder & disk problem then moderately firm mattress is better & discomfort usually worsens when upright. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
?where is pain?: Based on this information, hard for me to assess whether you fractured a bone, herniated a disc, have a post-traumatic headache, tore your rotator cuff, injured your hip, or traumatized a nerve. If the pain is truly immobilizing, please go to a nearby hospital emergency dept and get this fully checked out. ...Read more
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