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Is genetic counseling recommended for those diagnosed with eds?

Is genetic counseling recommended for those diagnosed with eds?

Not always: If detailed family history, physical exam, echocardiogram all indicate eds type 3 with certainty it is not necessary. ...Read more

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Genetic (Definition)

From a medical standpoint, "genetic" refers to the potential heritability of various medical conditions. While some conditions are inevitable (at some point in one's life) as a consequence of simple genetic heritability (eg huntington's disease), a large number of medical conditions (including all behaviorial health disorders) are the expressed final pathway of a ...Read more


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Should I get genetic counseling?

Should I get genetic counseling?

Yes: More and more genetic information is available every day. For people who are trying to conceive, genetic counseling can help you have a healthier pregnancy by making you aware of possible risks and recommending appropriate genetic tests. These days, it is possible to prevent transmission of genetic mutations and disease via pgd: preimplantation genetic diagnosis. More info at www.Sbivf.Com. ...Read more

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What happens during genetic counseling?

What happens during genetic counseling?

Long History: You can expect a long appointment that goes into depth on you and your partners family history. Your personal risks will be evaluated and a detailed family tree built if there are any inherited conditions in the family. Tests such as blood tests, ultrasound, amniocentesis and cvs will be explained if ti relates to pregnancy. Other tests will be explained if it is related to gyn cancers. ...Read more

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What's the purpose of genetic counseling?

What's the purpose of genetic counseling?

Information sharing.: Genetic counseling helps the uninitiated to understand aspects of the exploding field of human genetics, as they pertain to personal and/or family history of inherited disorders, or to potential risks for vertical transmission of pathogenic traits across generations. It helps choose (or not) appropriate testing to confirm or refute a particular genetic condition and to thus prevent complications. ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of genetic counseling?

What are the pros and cons of genetic counseling?

Mostly pros.: Pros: information about reproductive options, genetic risks and testing availability and cost. Cons: confusion of couples not interested in prenatal diagnosis or reproductive options. ...Read more

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What are some of the benefits of genetic counseling?

What are some of the benefits of genetic counseling?

Information!: Genetic counseling is supposed to give information about testing and treatment/management options for the very complex and life-long genetic disorders many families are faced with. ...Read more

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Is genetic counseling an option for Williams syndrome?

Confusing question: I believe genetic counselling is a worthwhile investment for anyone considering pregnancy. Analysis of the family tree on both sides will occasionally turn up some interesting problems, in addition to any previous issue with a pregnancy. All pregnancies have ~ 4% risk of unexpected outcome (premi,defect, illness, etc.) and knowing what your added risks are and ways to monitor them make sense. ...Read more

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What's the role for genetic counseling when genome testing?

What's the role for genetic counseling when genome testing?

Website: Go to www.Genome.Gov and on the right side scroll down to "genetic disorders faq" and click on it for a pretty complete reference site. In the list on the left pick "faq about genetic counseling". You may get there directly by going to: www, genome.Gov/19016905. ...Read more

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Can you have genetic counseling for any psychiatric diseases?

Yes: Many adult psychiatric disorders, including schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, have a partially genetic foundation. As more causative or contributing genes are discovered, the importance of a genetic counseling in psychiatry will grow. Genetic counseling can support families by enhancing reproductive decisions, preventing misconceptions about causation, and preventing stigmatization. ...Read more

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When must I get genetic counseling for my baby's genetic disorders?

When must I get genetic counseling for my baby's genetic disorders?

Genetic counceling.: It dpends. Be more speicific. If in doubt call a large med school and ask for the genetic doctors to get their advice. ...Read more

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (Definition)

Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome is a medical condition characterized by hypermobile joints, very elastic or stretchy skin that bruises easily, and other abnormalities. It is caused by defects in collagen, an important structural protein that is responsible for the strength of many different types of tissue including skin, ...Read more


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Genetic Counseling (Definition)

Modern genetics allows us to understand how genetic diseases are inherited based on DNA, genes, and chromosomes. We can now test couples and fetuses for certain inherited disorders, such as cystic fibrosis, as well as other chromosomal and genetic abnormalities, ...Read more