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Hereditary Idiopathic Hypercalciuria
Had 1 episode of idiopathic mild acute pancreatitis at age 29. No family history of pancreatitis. Chance of hereditary pancreatitis high?
Is there a possible link between hereditary hemochromatosis, polycythemia vera (primary jak2 mutation), & idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension?
Both: As is the case with many answers in mental health, when the question has to do with genetics vs. Environment, the answer is almost always a combination of both. There is evidence for a biological or genetic risk for sad, but it is likely that environmental factors and life experience affect the likelihood of having sad expressed in one's life. ...Read more
NYSTAGMUS: No it is not hereditary.It is associated with congenital esotropia, unilateral or bilateral. ...Read more
Dermatologist.: See a cosmetic dermatologist or plastic surgeon. Good luck! ...Read more
Sometimes inherited: Distichiasis (abnormal growth pattern of eyelashes) can sometimes be inherited if it is a part of a genetic syndrome. Mutation in a gene often causes a syndrome. Distichiasis can also be caused by non-genetic factors such as burns of the eye, chronic infections in that area etc. ...Read more
Any one can develop: glaucoma. Though there is a hereditary component to it, it is not 100% dominant, meaning it can skip generations. Also it can also start randomly with you. Since glaucoma is so asymptomatic in its early stages, many people can die without knowing that they ever had the disease and family members will never know. Also some may have, but haven't spoken out. Best thing to do is keep up with treatment ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Smaller, more frequent meals is the rule of thumb for ig. You will be able to tell what size meals you can tolerate comfortably with time. ...Read more
Vaginal discharge: Vaginal discharge is not a typical sign of active syphilis. You should be examined by a gynecologist for diagnosis and treatment of an apparent vaginal infection. Appropriate tests will be ordered. The issue of congenital syphilis is complicated and an infectious disease specialist is best qualified to address this important issue. ...Read more
I recently got diagnosed with idiopathic gastroparesis and i've been very anxious what can I do to help
I am 28 and have foetal alcohol syndrome, i was just wondering if it could be inherited by my 3 children?
FAS: Fetal alcohol syndrome is a label applied to infants where alcohol exposure during pregnancy created toxic effects on otherwise normal tissues.The features range from altered facial appearance & heart defects to injury to brain cells.Add or learning problems is common.This is not genetic & no mom passes it to her kids unless she ingests alcohol during pregnancy & replicates the injuries. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is high prothrombin rate because of any heriditary ?because i and my wife dont have nor any of family member?
Unclear question: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, it would have helped if you had provided the actual result. Prothrombin rate is not a commonly know test, unless you meant to say, prothrombin time. You may consult this site for information: https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003652.htm ...Read more
What other possible DX would there be if I've been told I don't fit hereditary or allergic angioedema profiles?
How far back should I trace my families medical history to know if i'm predisposed to common hereditary disorders?
Immediate family: Autosomal dominants (polycystic kidneys, lynch's, brca, some of the other tumor syndromes) affect mom or dad; if an uncle / aunt or grandparent has something suggestive, maybe you have it -- and an extra screening need. If a sib has an autosomal recessive / x-linked problem, you probably already know about you. Beyond this -- stop obsessing. You've got your genes already. Live your life. Cheers. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with nephritis over 10 yrs ago. Is this hereditary? Will my children inherit this disease from me?
Depends on type: Nephritis means "inflammation of the kidney" and has many different causes including post streptococcal nephritis, lupes nephritis, membranoproliferative nephritis etc. None of the above are directly inherited. However there is a disease called "alports syndrome" that is inherited directly. You need to talk to your physician, find out what type of nephritis you had and have him/her advise you. ...Read more
I've been told I most likely have apraxia. Is it hereditary or not? Also will I need to be planning to go into a care home?
Adult-onset apraxia,: aka acquired apraxia may affect speech, eye movement &/or limb movement. If not caused by head trauma, stroke or brain tumor, it may be caused by one of ~100 genetic disorders. A neurologist needs a 3-generation family history, personal medical history & copies of all neuroimaging studies to diagnose. If a Chromosomal Microarray blood test reveals a cause, referral to a geneticist is warranted. ...Read more
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