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Doctor insights on: Does Connective Tissue Disorder Cause Intrauterine Growth Restriction

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Could lupus cause you to have intrauterine growth restriction?

Could lupus cause you to have intrauterine growth restriction?

Lupus: Is autoimmune disease and antibodies can affect pregnancy as far as outcome is concern greatly. High risk pregnancy specialist ( perinatologist) should be involved in management of pregnancy. ...Read more

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Tissue (Definition)

The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more


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Baby measured 2 days smaller on anatomy scan @ 20 weeks. How can avoid intrauterine growth restriction? Diet is not too varied but i eat healthily.

Baby measured 2 days smaller on anatomy scan @ 20 weeks. How can avoid intrauterine growth restriction? Diet is not too varied but i eat healthily.

Consult with OB-GYN: Not knowing more about you it's very important that you talk about this finding with your ob-gyn for the sake of your baby and your emotional state of mind. You only want the best for this baby and your want to do everything to insure a healthy child is born. ...Read more

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What are some disabilities caused by musculoskeletal and connective tissue disorders?

What are some disabilities caused by musculoskeletal and connective tissue disorders?

LESS FUNCTION: I'll divide disabilites into 2 categories: joint related and unrelated. Related: less function: depends on hte joints involved. If hands and wrists are arthritic, difficulty with gripping, holding a pen, opening jars. If the knees are involved you may have difficulty getting outa chair and climbing stairs. Joint unrelated: fatigue, anxiety, depression and sleep disturbances. ...Read more

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Ana 1280 speckled what are all possible causes? Is there any way it could not be a connective tissue disorder?

Ana 1280 speckled what are all possible causes? Is there any way it could not be a connective tissue disorder?

See details: There are too many possible causes to even begin to list them. The ANA must be evaluated in the context of the clinical symptoms. If your symptoms suggest a connective tissue disorder then the ANA is strong evidence confirming the diagnosis. If they do not, look for other causes. Have a rheumatologist evaluate the issue if you have not done so already. ...Read more

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Have multi connective tissue disorder it caused some esophagus issues and bad acid reflux. Could this be why I cough when drinking/eating cold things?

Have multi connective tissue disorder it caused some esophagus issues and bad acid reflux. Could this be why I cough when drinking/eating cold things?

Part of MCTD. : One component of MCTD is scleroderma, and scleroderma affects the esophagus, causing bad reflux and aspiration. The latter issue can contribute to a cough as the refluxate ascends into your throat and then down towards the lungs. ...Read more

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I'm pale and have visible veins, also sometimes bruises with unknown cause. Connective tissue disorder?

Maybe (not): Go see your doctor. Bruising without reason is also worrisome for clotting disorders. This can be exacerbated from excess Aspirin or other over-the-counter anti-inflammatories. Connective tissue disorder has nothing to do w/visible veins under pale skin. That's just genetics & nothing to worry about. But bruising/bleeding easily should definitely be checked out. ...Read more

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What causes connective tissue disorder?

A real mish-mash...: Causes for any one of the hundreds of connective tissue disorders can vary. Some causes are just simply not known. Injury or trauma can be involved as well as infections. There is also a genetic component to causing some of the disorders. If you suspect a connective tissue problem, consult with your primary care provider for a thorough history and physical evaluation to help identify the cause. ...Read more

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Can you have a tall thin stature and mild chest deformity without having Marfan or other connective tissue disorder?

Can you have a tall thin stature and mild chest deformity without having Marfan or other connective tissue disorder?

Yes. But if concern-: -just have Ur genetics tested. All tall girls who may B going 2 B offered a college scholarship for basketball R all tested for Marfan's. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if i suspect my brother have a genetic disorder he is 25 , he is very syndrome or connective tissue disorder .Which disorder he have?

What do you suggest if i suspect my brother have a genetic disorder he is 25 , he is very syndrome or connective tissue disorder .Which disorder he have?

Recommend evaluation: It is hard to tell what genetic disorder it could be, if there is one, without seeing a patient. In making a genetic diagnosis, physical examination is extremely important to look for subtle clues of genetic syndromes. If your brother wants to i would recommend being evaluated by a clinical geneticist formally to achieve understanding of a possible diagnosis. ...Read more

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What ist the current view of visceroptosis in school medicine? Could you get it without having any connective tissue disorders?

What ist the current view of visceroptosis in school medicine? Could you get it without having any connective tissue disorders?

Not a CT disorder: Per Wikipedia, visceroptosis is a prolapse or sinking of the abdominal viscera (internal organs) below their natural position from loss of muscular tone, relaxation of the intestinal ligaments which hold viscera in place, and, tightlacing in women. I am unfamiliar with this as a condition and was never trained to include it in my list of diagnoses. Please discuss your symptoms with your doctor. ...Read more

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Does having a pectus deformity mean you likely have a connective tissue disorder?

Does having a pectus deformity mean you likely have a connective tissue disorder?

No: Despite some "pop" claims, they're seldom related. Pectus has no relationship to "connective tissue disorders" like lupus and scleroderma. The relationship to Ehlers-Danlos is weak. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is it possible for someone to have a combo of connective tissue disorders such as Marfan syndrome and ehlers danlos syndrome?

Is it possible for someone to have a combo of connective tissue disorders such as Marfan syndrome and ehlers danlos syndrome?

Yes, but unlikely: Both Marfan syndrome (see http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/mar/) and Ehlers Danlos syndrome (see http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001468.htm) are conditions where mutations in proteins that are main components of connective tissue are abnormal which can result in a number of tissue abnormalities and possible health problems.Not likely both conditions at same time ...Read more

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Face turns fire engine red in aerobic class(look ill) even tho i'm physically fit. Could it be related to my mixed connective tissue disorder?

Face turns fire engine red in aerobic class(look ill) even tho i'm physically fit. Could it be related to my mixed connective tissue disorder?

Possibly: If you have a mixed connective tissue disorder you should be followed by a doctor. Go and see a rheumatologist and have them evaluate these symptoms. Don't delay. Hope this clears up quickly. ...Read more

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I think I have had many symptoms of lupus, Crohn's or a mixed connective tissue disorder for over a year. Can I have one if all tests have been neg.?

I think I have had many symptoms of lupus, Crohn's or a mixed connective tissue disorder for over a year. Can I have one if all tests have been neg.?

Health psychologist: Most lab tests have some degree of error, but they are probably correct. In any case, it might really help to have sessions w/ a therapist specializing in challenging, elusive physical symptoms and medical diagnosis problems. There are many patients who have difficulty finding DX and tx - learning to deal with it is often helpful. ...Read more

Connective Tissue (Definition)

There are many types of connective tissue, but in general it is a mass of fibers and thick "goopy" fluids secreted by specialized cells. The body often uses connective tissue to help ...Read more


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Connective Tissue Disorders (Definition)

Could be abnormal formation of connective tissue or an abnormal reaction to your connective tissue where your body forms antibodies against yourself ie autoimmune ...Read more