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Does Dysphagia Run In The Family
I have swollen glands, a sore throat with difficulty swallowing and mucus running down back of throat. When i've cleared mucus it's yellow /brown?
Sore throat: You have what is called pharyngitis, or a sore throat. This could be either viral or bacterial in origin. If you have a runny nose also, it is likely to be viral. You should see your physician if the symptoms last for more than 10 days, if you have fever that won't go down, if you are having difficulty swallowing, and if you can't take in food or water. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unknown: Sometimes a crease is just a crease and does not mean anything. Just a random occurrence. ...Read more
How can a baby be born with down sydrome or any kind of sydrome? Would it have to run in the family of mine of my spouses?
Abnormal chromosomes: Ds occurs when either the egg or sperm are defective.Instead of containing 23 single chromosomes that join their pair at conception, the egg or sperm brings an extra #21.The baby ends up with 3 of the #21 or ds. It can occur at any age but is more common as the mother gets older. It does not "run in families". ...Read more
Rarely: The vast majority of cases of lymphedema have an identifiable cause, occurring after surgery, cancer, and/or radiation. We call this secondary lymphedema. A far smaller number of cases of lymphedema is primary, meaning that we can't identify the cause. Some of these cases are hereditary, and run in families, but not most, as far as we know. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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