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Does anybody have a female child with fragile x syndrome?

Does anybody have a female child with fragile x syndrome?

Variable symptoms: The fragile x is usually passed through apparently asymptomatic carrier mothers who have a normally functioning x to cancel out the information of the altered x. Detailed evaluation of some of these females has shown subtle deficiencies in some learning parameters, giving us an understanding that girls may show partial expression of the abnormality, but never to the degree of the male. ...Read more

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How would you describe "middle child syndrome"?

Not getting enough a: Middle child syndrome is a child who does not getting enough attention and love because the parents are busy and providing more attention and care to the oldest and the youngest children. My recommendation to the parents is not to have children closer than four years apart. This provides enough age difference between the children to get the best care. ...Read more

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Spoiled child syndrome. Is there such a thing?

Spoiled child? ....: .... A syndrome? I don't think so. Good parenting includes defining for the child early on (at age one year) what is and what is not acceptable behaviour consistently and persistently. Parents can effectively do that without resorting to corporal punishment. ...Read more

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They say I have middle child syndrome, please, what is middle child syndrome?

They say I have middle child syndrome, please, what is middle child syndrome?

Given no attention!: Middle children are stereotypically described to have low self esteem. Their talents are wasted because they tend not to pursue their dreams. They are lonely and jealous of others. They feel empty. Identity crisis is the common. There is also a lack of emotional support. This makes the middle child less confident and envious of others. ...Read more

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How do you treat fragile x syndrome in a child?

How do you treat fragile x syndrome in a child?

Careful behavior mgt: Careful and supportive behavioral management. There is some data suggesting treatment with folic acid may help avoid the behavioral manifestations that may develop. ...Read more

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If my grandmother and my mom are carriers for fragile x syndrome and both have had a child that had it could I be at risk of being a carrier.?

If my grandmother and my mom are carriers for fragile x syndrome and both have had a child that had it could I be at risk of being a carrier.?

Yes: You get one normal x chromosome from your unaffected dad & one? X from your carrier mom. Your mom has a 50% risk of passing the carrier state to you. You can have your chromosomes studied to see if you are a carrier. Consultation with a geneticist may be a option if you have other questions. Your pcp may be able to order a fragile x study for you but it is usually sent out to a specialty lab. ...Read more

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Fragile x syndrome my baby, what to do?

Fragile x syndrome my baby, what to do?

Developmental help: Fragile X syndrome can predispose your baby to developmental and learning issues. It is important to have your baby evaluated by Early Intervention, a program to support infants with delays. Call your doctor to get this information. ...Read more

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My daughter is pregnant and the father has "fragile x syndrome" so what are risks for baby?

My daughter is pregnant and the father has "fragile x syndrome" so what are risks for baby?

Depends: He can only pass the fragile x to a daughter, 100% of which would be carriers and might have minor learning problems. They could then pass the fragile x to their male offspring. If the baby is male he would be unaffected since they got the Y from dad. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I am a carrier of fragile x will my son have higher chances of down syndrome?

Can you tell me if I am a carrier of fragile x will my son have higher chances of down syndrome?

No, risk of both: If you or dad have a blood relative with Down, your risk at delivery is 1%. if none, at 37 the risk at term is 1/226, and before 14 weeks 1/52 (many affected die before term). Risk for a male with Fragile X is ½ males, and for a carrier female, ½ females. You may have CVS to determine both. If termination is not an option, you may have preimplantation diagnosis for both, or a donor egg.
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Can you tell me what you suggest if you are a carrier of fragile x, will your son have higher chances of down syndrome?

Can you tell me what you suggest if you are a carrier of fragile x, will your son have higher chances of down syndrome?

Unrelated: Fragile x and Down syndrome are unrelated conditions. Down syndrome is due to an extra copy of chromosome 21, most typically trisomy 21. Most cases of fragile x are due to a mutation of the fmr1 gene which is located on the x chromosome. ...Read more

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What is fragile x syndrome?

What is fragile x syndrome?

Defective chromosome: Each person has 23 pair of chromosomes. Males have xy and females xx. Some persons have a defective x with a portion that is missing. In females the other x compensates and they have no clinical problems. In males the defective x can result in retardation and/or autism. Some with defect can be normal but transfer problems to their sons. ...Read more

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What causes fragile x syndrome?

Chromosome defect: Patients with fragile x have a defective x chromosome. There are several variants, and not all cells may be affected. It is full disease only in males, but females can be carriers. It is a genetic disorder, but it often just occurs without warning. Affected boys can vary from normal to severe retardation and autism. There is no cure. ...Read more

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What causes of fragile x syndrome?

What causes of fragile x syndrome?

Gene mutation: Fragile x syndrome is due to a mutation within the fmr1 gene on x chromosome. Part of the gene gets repeated too many times. It is the most common genetic cause of intellectual disability. Please see: http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002633/ and http://www. Fragilex. Org/ for more information. ...Read more

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How prevalent is fragile x syndrome?

How prevalent is fragile x syndrome?

See below: Fragile x syndrome is the most frequent form of inherited intellectual disability. The prevalence in men runs from 1 in 4, 000 to 1 in 6.000. The prevalence in women is estimated at 1 in 10.000. ...Read more

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Fragile x syndrome, is it preventable, how?

Not preventable: While there is no way to prevent fragile X disorder, treatment with folic acid, a vitamin can be helpful with the behaviours if necessary. Behavioral therapy, applied behavioral analysis, A variety of medications are available for symptoms. You should consult a specialist working with children with Fragile X. ...Read more

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What is a fragile x syndrome?

Genetic problem: Fragile x syndrome is a genetic condition that causes a range of developmental problems including learning disabilities and cognitive impairment. Usually, males are more severely affected by this disorder than females.
http://ghr. Nlm. Nih. Gov/condition/fragile-x-syndrome. ...Read more

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What's the cause of fragile x syndrome?

What's the cause of fragile x syndrome?

Genetic: Fragile x is caused by just one defective gene. This gene also known as fmr1, shuts it self down and fails to produce a protein.
The incidence is 1 in 4000 males and 1 in 6-8000 females have
it is the most common cause of inherited mental disability-. ...Read more

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How common is fragile x syndrome in us?

How common is fragile x syndrome in us?

Depends on your dfn: Significant impairment (iq<70) in FAS is felt to represent 1/3600 of the population, mostly male. A lesser form of involvement with lesser alterations in this gene (add, behavior issues) may affect 1/130-250 female & 1/250-800 males. See: www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/pmc2888470/? Tool=pmcentrez. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about fragile X syndrome?

Can you tell me about fragile X syndrome?

Male dominated: The fragile x is named for a non staining region on the long arm of an x containing useless genetic material that results in mental impairment & physical changes (if you only have 1 x:males).The females usually show few if any features due to protection by a normal x, but not always & have a 50% chance of passing the fragile x to any offspring. This is a male dominated form of mental impairment. ...Read more

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What age does fragile x syndrome show up?

Birth: You can be suspicious at birth. Here is some information:
http://www. Fragilex. Org/fragile-x-associated-disorders/fragile-x-syndrome/ ...Read more

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What can I do to treat fragile x syndrome?

Seek help: While there are no cures for patients with fragile x, there are many supportive care services that can provide a great deal of help. See

http://www. Fragilex. Org/treatment-intervention/

for more information. ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is fragile x syndrome?

What sort of disorder is fragile x syndrome?

Mental retardation: Mental retardation, autistic behavior, large testicles, long face, and large ears. Mainly seen in boys (but inherited from mother). Diagnosed by a blood test. There is an expanded dna segment called a trinucleotide repeat. This expanded dna segment is located on the x chromosome. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of fragile x syndrome?

What are the symptoms of fragile x syndrome?

See below:: The most noticeable and consistent effect of fragile x is on intelligence.>80 percent of males have an IQ of 75 or less. Females may have mental impairment, learning disabilities, or a normal iq. Associated problems: sensation, emotion, and behavior. Currently there is no definitive, single treatment for fragile x. Appropriate education, behavioral or physical therapy, and medication can help. ...Read more

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What is the detection for fragile x syndrome?

What is the detection for fragile x syndrome?

Detection fragile x: Fragile x syndrome causes symptoms of autism and intellectual disability and can only be diagnosed by doing chromosome, which shows the fragile x gene on x chromosome. It is a x linked dominant condition. It is passed from females through x chromosomes. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about fragile x syndrome?

What can you tell me about fragile x syndrome?

Fragile X: Fragile X syndrome is the leading known inherited cause of intellectual disability, and leading known genetic cause of autism and can cause developmental and language delays, learning impairment, and behavioral and mental health issues. Females who are carriers of the Fragile X gene mutation have a 50/50 chance of passing the mutation to each of their children. Other associated syndromes exist. ...Read more

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I would like to know about fragile x syndrome?

I would like to know about fragile x syndrome?

Male dominated: The fragile x is named for a non staining region on the long arm of an x containing useless genetic material that results in mental impairment & physical changes (if you only have 1 x:males).The females usually show few if any features due to protection by a normal x, but not always & have a 50% chance of passing the fragile x to any offspring. This is a male dominated form of mental impairment. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to cure fragile x syndrome?

What are the best ways to cure fragile x syndrome?

You don't: The fragile X defect exists in every cell of the person's body. The defective material has a variable effect on the function of each cell. There is no cure. Identification and support for intellectual challenges and any related health issues are the limit of current care. ...Read more

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Anyone willing to terminate if fragile x syndrome?

Anyone willing to terminate if fragile x syndrome?

Termination of pregn: Termination of pregnancy with fragile x syndrome, I assume it was diagnosed with an amniocentesis and chromosomal analysis would be an option to consider. The boys with this diagnosis have syndromic autism. Although they do not have health issues, they have problems with speech, communication and developmental delay. The care of a child with autism is about $2 millions for his life time,
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Is there any drug available for fragile x syndrome?

No: Those with this disorder have the abnormal chromosomal material in every cell of their body. There is no "pill" to correct its effects. The extra material is thought to confuse the cell by providing defective information as the cell tries to carry out its delicate metabolic functions. It is more important in some cells than others, which is why these individuals can appear so normal in most respects ...Read more

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Do people with fragile x syndrome have normal lives?

Do people with fragile x syndrome have normal lives?

Of course: But then again who among us can claim to have a normal life? Men and women with fragile x syndrome can be, just like the rest of us, happy or unhappy, fulfilled or frustrated, sick or well, socially busy or lonely, and all points in between. Many people with fragile x syndrome have limited capacity for advanced learning, and very few marry and/or have children. Learn more at http://www. Nfxf. Org/. ...Read more

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Fragile x syndrome questions? Do they look different?

Fragile x syndrome questions? Do they look different?

Yes: Most often mentioned features include relatively large head, thickened nasal ridge, large ears & dental crowding. ...Read more

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What number of people know what is fragile x syndrome?

A genetic disorder: Both males and females have an X chromosome (girls have two, boys have one and one Y chromosome). Fragile X is a genetic problem that causes a range of developmental issues, including learning disabilities. Males are more severely affected because they only have one copy of the X chromosome. They can have symptoms that resemble attention deficit disorder or learning issues. ...Read more

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Please tell me, are people with fragile x syndrome tall?

They can be: I have several patients with fragile x that are average height or taller. ...Read more

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What happens to those with fragile x syndrome as an adult?

What happens to those with fragile x syndrome as an adult?

They grow up!: Boys and girls with fragile x syndrome grow up to be men and women with fragile x syndrome: loved and loving people with full lives. Like many adults with disabilities, they need help with work, housing, food, transportation, and health care. A number of organizations, like the national fragile x foundation, can help. Http://www. Fragilex. Org/treatment-intervention/adults-life-planning/. ...Read more

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Wondering if retardation in a teen boy is fragile x syndrome?

Wondering if retardation in a teen boy is fragile x syndrome?

Delay: Fragile x syndrome is one of the most common reasons for inherited developmental delays in boys. Fragile x patients can be identified thru genetic testing and how they might look on physical exam. Such delays can be seen in lots of kids without a diagnosis of fragile x. So that means that boys w/developmental delays can't be labeled as fragile x, w/o genetic test confirmation. ...Read more

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What symptoms do people with fragile x syndrome usually have?

Varies: The symptoms of fragile x can manifest differently in different people. Some common signs of fragile x include learning disabilities, long ears, faces, and jaws and/or loose, flexible joints, and social, emotional, or behavioral challenges;speech impediments. ...Read more