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Defective transfer: When eggs/sperm form they go through a process where the pairs of chromosomes split. Each resulting egg or sperm should only have one of the pair. When /if an egg or sperm fails to drop one or part of the chromosome 18, it will have excessive material once conception occurs. That extra material interferes with normal development. ...Read more
One in 6, 000: Edwards syndrome occurs in around one in 6, 000 live births and around 80 percent of those affected are female. The majority of fetuses with the syndrome die before birth. The incidence increases as the mother's age increases. The syndrome has a very low rate of survival, resulting from heart abnormalities, kidney malformations, and other internal organ disorders. ...Read more
Chromosomal: Edwards syndrome is usually due to trisomy 18 (extra copy of chromosome #18) that is an accidental occurrence with low recurrence risk (<1%) to the parents. Occasionally a translocation is found and the parents need testing to see if they have a balanced translocation (no symptoms) with higher recurrence risk. ...Read more
None of the above: Edward syndrome is brought on by an abnormality of chromosome numbers, specifically an extra 18. The abnormal egg with a single chromosome 1-17 & 19-22 + x has a pair of 18's. When the sperm brings a single chromosome 1-22 + x or y then the embryo ends up with 47 chromosomes rather than 46 in every cell. (3-18's) the excess distorts the organ building information & defects arise. ...Read more
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Trisomy 18 Support: Edward's syndrome is the result of a chromosome abnormality, namely trisomy 18. Support groups include resources and emotional support. Visit the trisomy 18 foundation for assistance. ...Read more
Extra chromosome 18: Edward’s syndrome is a condition where there is an error when the cells are dividing and there is an extra chromosome 18. The genetic material from the extra chromosome can cause many birth defects and a high mortality rate right after birth. The most common conditions associated with Edward’s syndrome are heart defects, as well as kidney, stomach, and brain complications. ...Read more
Edward left ear is noisy since I'm from sickness, till now is still noisy like they turned radio in my ear.
Type of heel pain: Known also as calcaneal apophysitis, it is an irritation of the growth center at the back of children, particularly pre-teens. It is a condition that most children outgrow, but while it is active can be quite painful. Typical treatment includes anti-inflammatory medication, stretching exercises and shoe modifications. ...Read more
Sever's disease: Or calcaneal apophysitis is the most common cause of heel pain in the growing athlete and is due to overuse and repetitive microtrauma of growth plates of the calcaneus bone in the heel. It occurs in children ages 7 to 15, with the majority of patients presenting between 10 and 14 years of age. ...Read more
It depends: Upon the amount of diarrhea, how often, if there is blood in it, how long it has been going on. Talk to your doctor about this. Also mention if your baby is vomiting, unable to keep down any feeds, has not had a wet diaper in 4 hours or seems listless, irritable and or has a fever. Also tell your doctor what baby has had to eat and drink, how your prepared his/her liquids/feeds. ...Read more
Complicated question: If you're not diabetic yet - then it's all about good diet and exercise. If you are diabetic, then you still need to have good diet and exercise, but medications are also very important in controlling your sugars. After diagnosis w/ diabetes, I like to have my patients coming in every 3-4 months to talk about management and really make sure they understand how to control their sugars. ...Read more
2 different process: Semen is produced in the testes which are under control of testosterone. Erections are caused by increased blood in special areas of the penis. This is controlled by special type of nerves called parasympathetic nerves. Ejaculation is controlled by a different type if nerves called sympathetic nerves. A 20 y/o that can't sustain an erection should get that looked into. ...Read more
It depends?: Sever's disease or calcaneal apophysitis is the most common cause of heel pain in the growing athlete and is due to overuse and repetitive microtrauma of growth plates of the calcaneus in the heel. It occurs in children ages 7 to 15, with the majority of patients presenting between 10 and 14 years of age. If you have a lot of pain, I think you should rest it. ...Read more