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My 11yr old daughter has Down syndrome and she chews the collar of her shirts why? And how do we help her?

My 11yr old daughter has Down syndrome and she chews the collar of her shirts why? And how do we help her?

Seek help from a: Locàl or national organization thatsupports families with Down syndrome children. Ur child's behavior is typical ocd, one behavior common among these kids. I had a sister in the philippines whose ocd was throwing utensils when we are around a dining table. She has overcome it with some discipline on our part. God bless u! http://www. Ndss. Org/ http://ghr. Nlm. Nih. Gov/condition/down-syndrome. ...Read more

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Down Syndrome (Definition)

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My baby daddy mon has a daughter that has Down syndrome but is only from his mom not dad is there a change my baby going to have Down syndrome too?

My baby daddy mon has a daughter that has Down syndrome but is only from his mom not dad is there a change my baby going to have Down syndrome too?

Unlikely: With the most common chromosomal abnormality causing DS, you have no increased risk. In a much less common form (unbalanced translocation), your baby's father has a chance of carrying it. I recommend finding out what the chromosomal abnormality was, and discuss it with your OB or a genetics specialist. ...Read more

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I have 26 yr old Down syndrome daughter who is on Effexor (venlafaxine) 225 mg for depression, ocd. She is not eating well, refusing many foods, dose just increase?

I have 26 yr old Down syndrome daughter who is on Effexor (venlafaxine) 225 mg for depression, ocd. She is not eating well, refusing many foods, dose just increase?

Effexor (venlafaxine) may be cause: Effexor (venlafaxine) may be the cause. Whenever an adjustment in dose or changing a medication results in a change in behavior, you have to consider the change as the cause. Speak to your daughter's prescriber about an alternative to Effexor (venlafaxine). ...Read more

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26 yr Down syndrome daughter, tics, anxiety, ocd, agitation sadness Zoloft stopped working after 7 yrs on Effexor (venlafaxine) not helping any suggestions?

26 yr Down syndrome daughter, tics, anxiety, ocd, agitation sadness Zoloft stopped working after 7 yrs on Effexor (venlafaxine) not helping any suggestions?

Cbt: Having worked for years with adults with down's syndrome, cognitive therapy can be very effective. Learning procedures, relaxation techniques, action plans, scripted behaviors gives the person options that they often cannot access during episodes of anxiety, depression, or agitation. ...Read more

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My daughters lab work had RBC&WBC normal. Platelets at 35, 000 and absolute lymph 4.19. She has Down syndrome. She sees hematology Wednesday.?

My daughters lab work had RBC&WBC normal. Platelets at 35, 000 and absolute lymph 4.19. She has Down syndrome. She sees hematology Wednesday.?

Abnormal Labs: Sarah, reviewing these labs I see she has a low platelet and a low lymphocyte count. That is why she is being sent to the hematologist. Beyond that, I can not tell you what they are going to find. I am sure they will first repeat her CBC or blood count and order additional blood tests to further differentiate just exactly what is going on. This will be done with her history. Best Wishes. ...Read more

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Daughter is pregnant with twins saw EIF on the girls no other marker or family history how worried should she be about down syndrome?

Daughter is pregnant with twins saw EIF on the girls no other marker or family history how worried should she be about down syndrome?

Not particularly: This is an incidental finding in 3-5% of prenatal ultrasounds that does not correlate with Down syndrome. There are other ultrasound findings or prenatal screening tests that have more predictive value. If there is any concern she should review them with her doc. ...Read more

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I'm 18 and pregnant, my baby daddy mon has a daughter that has Down syndrome she is only from his mom not his dad is there a chase my baby will get it?

I'm 18 and pregnant, my baby daddy mon has a daughter that has Down syndrome she is only from his mom not his dad is there a chase my baby will get it?

More likely not: One important thing for you to find out is the type of DS. Classical 21 trisomy DS would give you no more than about a 1% overall risk, which is above that expected from your age alone. If that baby has a rare form called translocation DS (<2%) your risk might be higher. Please clarify the type of DS and consider seeing a genetic counselor to clear up your concerns. ...Read more

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My 29 year old daughter was told on 3/5 the baby she was carrying had down syndrome. He was delivered on 3/9 at 33 weeks! Although there were signs early enough in the pregnancy like unsuaul water retention because the baby wasn't swallowing food due to a

My 29 year old daughter was told on 3/5 the baby she was carrying had down syndrome. He was delivered on 3/9 at 33 weeks! Although there were signs early enough in the pregnancy like unsuaul water retention because the baby wasn't swallowing food due to a

I: I am so sorry to hear about this unfortunate situation. This is a question that needs to be posed to the lawyers here on avvo. Com. However, I must tell you that there are a lot of resources for parents that have children with down syndrome. Your daughter should meet with a social worker to get information on all the resources available to her and the baby.
All the best. ...Read more

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What do you do if people use the r word around your son with down syndrome?

What do you do if people use the r word around your son with down syndrome?

Not worth your time: The people that matter in the life of your child are sensitive to both your feelings and that of your child. Your attention should focus of the givers in life not the gawkers. This term is a bit archaic & commonplace in the vocabulary of those over 50. ...Read more

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Why is my baby down syndrome?

Why is my baby down syndrome?

Chromosome defect: Ds is one of the more common chromosome (c) defects that can survive pregnancy (many others miscarry).Eggs are supposed to have a single 21c & combine with the 21 from dads normal sperm.In ds the pair of moms 21c +dad's 21 creates a baby with the three 21c in all tissues. This extra material confuses the creation of body parts causing ds. Various prenatal tests can pick up signs early on. ...Read more

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Why does Down syndrome happen?

Why does Down syndrome happen?

Mistake in chromosom: During the formation of normal eggs or sperm the chromosome (c) pairs are supposed to split leaving one of each in the egg/sperm. At conception the joining of egg/sperm brings together the pair & as tissue grows it has the proper number in each cell. With ds the egg has a pair of 21c and at conception a triple 21 is created. All cells derived after will have an extra 21 & become a ds child. ...Read more

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How can you inherit down syndrome?

Depends on parents: An unaffected mother or father could have a balanced (normal) set of chromasome material where a piece of one 21 chromasome is stuck on another. If the egg or sperm had the normal 21 and an extra 21piece hidden on another chromasome, they could pass it to the baby. It only takes an extra piece of 21 to cause ds. It is important to study ds to verify type, as translocation ds can recur each pregnany. ...Read more

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Down syndrome is autosomal dominat?

Down syndrome is autosomal dominat?

No autosomal: Down syndrome happens when an extra 21 chromosome is present in all the cells of the body. It happens before conception when the donor egg fails to shed one of its 21 chromosomes in the formation of the egg & the male 21 joins the female pair & creates an embryo with 3 number 21's. It has nothing to do with traits or mutations in the gene code. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of down syndrome?

See below: Flat face, hypotonia, and intellectual disability. One third of patients develop congenital heart defect (s). ...Read more

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What are the problems of down syndrome?

Many: Increased incidence of congenital heart disease, gastrointestinal problems such as atresia and hirschsprung's, nutrition with gasroesophageal reflux and aspiration, hypo or hyperthyroidism, and neurologic; mental retardation, joint laxity and hypotonia. Some Down syndrome have few problems, and some many problems. ...Read more

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How you tell if someone has down syndrome?

How you tell if someone has down syndrome?

Doc should recognise: Down syndrome is one of the most recognizable patterns of any chromosome defect ; one that most doctors can recognize. There are a variety of internet sites with lists of features. If you have concerns you should share them with your physician. A chromosome test can confirm or exclude the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What are the different causes down syndrome?

What are the different causes down syndrome?

Downs syndrome: Trisomy 21 when there is an extra chromosome at 21, mosaicism when some cells have trisomy and others not, robertson translocation [n which long arm of 21 chromosome is attached to another chromosome often chromosome 14. ...Read more

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Why is Down syndrome more maternally inherited?

It isn't...: Maternally inherited, unless the mother has down's syndrome. Inherited means it's passed from generation to generation. When down's occurs, the egg has two copies of chromosome 21 instead of the usual one copy, so when the egg is fertilized, it ends up with three copies instead of the usual two. This is a new event, not an inheritance. The risk of down's syndrome increases with maternal age. ...Read more

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What positive effects of Down syndrome are there?

Less atherosclerosis: Lower incidence of atherosclerosis would be the only identified positive effect. ...Read more

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Might someone have multiple instances of down syndrome?

Might someone have multiple instances of down syndrome?

Yes...: The risk depends on the mechanism. Most Down syndrome is caused by extra copy of chromosome 21. The risk of having 2nd child with Down syndrome because of this mechanism is quite low (<1%). If translocation in dad is the cause, risk is 3%; if translocation is in mom, risk is 10-15%.

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http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/down-syndrome/ds00182/dsection=causes. ...Read more

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Does teething cause down syndrome?

Does teething cause down syndrome?

Not at all: Down syndrome is a genetic disorder, you can only be born with it, teething has nothing to do with it, your baby is safe. ...Read more

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Is Down syndrome dominant or recessive?

Neither: Down syndrome happens when an extra 21 chromosome is present in all the cells of the body. It happens before conception when the donor egg fails to shed one of its 21 chromosomes in the formation of the egg & the male 21 joins the female pair & creates an embryo with 3 number 21's. ...Read more

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What are the mechanisms of down syndrome?

What are the mechanisms of down syndrome?

Several possible: The features of Down syndrome seem to be dependent on the addition of one extra segment of a 21 chromosome. You can get there several ways. The traditional ds (~95%) has 3 copies of a 21 chromosome. About 4% have the specific extra 21 piece stuck on a regular chromosome. About 1% have a mosaic of some normal and some 21 trisomy in variable amounts. ...Read more

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Can a Down syndrome baby be not retarded?

Can a Down syndrome baby be not retarded?

Range of intelligenc: Children with Down syndrom have a range of intelligence. Those at the higher end are usually at the low end of the average range and can be quite independent. ...Read more

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Which type of mutation causes down syndrome?

Which type of mutation causes down syndrome?

Trisomy 21: Down syndrome is also called trisomy 21. That means that there is a partial or complete third copy of the chromosome 21. It is the most common chromosomal abnormality. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my baby has down syndrome?

How can I tell if my baby has down syndrome?

Physical and genetic: Down's syndrome is a genetic disorder having one too many of the 21 chromosome. Most are detected on the triple screen, followed by genetic testing on amniocentesis. However, there are physical signs to look for: a single palmar crease, very weak musculature, distinct facial features, and heart defects. There are other smaller signs. There will be developmental delay, and other health issues later. ...Read more

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What are signs of Down syndrome in an infant?

What are signs of Down syndrome in an infant?

Complex issue: Children with downs syndrome can be seriously ill at birth. They may have heart disease, bowel obstruction, serious lung disease, blood sugar problems. If these are not present, they may be healthy but hypotonic with trouble feeding. Usually they have obvious features of their face and ears and hands that suggest the diagnosis. Chromosome testing will confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more