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Is there a link between polycystic ovarian syndrome and hypercalcuria?

Is there a link between polycystic ovarian syndrome and hypercalcuria?

PCOS and Parathyroid: Yes. PCOS is associated with primary hyperparathyroidism which can cause hypercalcuria. You should have a full endocrine evaluation including tests for thyroid and parathyroid function along with Vitamin D levels. ...Read more

Idiopathic (Definition)

An idiopathic medical condition is one of unknown or obscure cause. In some conditions, there may be known causes as well. For example, themajority of glaucoma cases are idiopathic (unknown cause), but there are some cases related to eye ...Read more


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Had 1 episode of idiopathic mild acute pancreatitis at age 29. No family history of pancreatitis. Chance of hereditary pancreatitis high?

Had 1 episode of idiopathic mild acute pancreatitis at age 29. No family history of pancreatitis. Chance of hereditary pancreatitis high?

Hereditary: You could get a genetic study to see if you have the gene present in people with hereditary pancreatitis. If you have family members with idiopathic pancreatitis flareups then you probably don't need to go through genetic testing and just continue to abstain from alcohol. ...Read more

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Is it true that idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis hereditary?

Is it true that idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis hereditary?

Some forms are: A few rare forms of ipf have been identified and defective genes identified, but this is not the case for th majority of ipf sufferers. There may be a heritable genes for the disease, but they have not been identified. ...Read more

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I was wondering are goitres hereditary?

I was wondering are goitres hereditary?

Yes: Multinodular goiters are familial. Autoimmune thyroid disease that can cause goiters typically run along the female side of the family. ...Read more

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How do I know that my astigmatism hereditary ?

How do I know that my astigmatism hereditary ?

Check around: Astigmatism can be inherited or it can arise spontaneously. Check with parents or siblings and see if they have astigmatism as well. That should give you an indication if your's has been inherited. The treatment is the same in either case. ...Read more

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I need to know if sad is heriditary or acquired?

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

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Will I pass my nystagmus to my baby? Is it hereditary?

Will I pass my nystagmus to my baby?  Is it hereditary?

NYSTAGMUS: No it is not hereditary.It is associated with congenital esotropia, unilateral or bilateral. ...Read more

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I was wondering is distichiasis inherited or a mutation?

I was wondering is distichiasis inherited or a mutation?

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

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Please help! I have back degeneration which is hereditory?

Please help! I have back degeneration which is hereditory?

Not enough info: There are many genetic conditions predisposing to spine degeneration. You need to provide the type of hereditary degeneration you have been diagnosed withand the studies which were done to diagnose it. without appropriate tests, you may not have a hereditary condition. ...Read more

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How can I have glaucoma; is it age-related or is it hereditary?

How can I have glaucoma; is it age-related or is it hereditary?

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 more

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How can I mentally deal with a diagnosis of idiopathic gastroparesis?

How can I mentally deal with a diagnosis of idiopathic gastroparesis?

Reduce stress: Stress reduction is very important. Followup with your physician regularly and discussed other treatments that may improve the gastroparesis. ...Read more

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How much and how often should I be eating with idiopathic gastroparesis

How much and how often should I be eating with idiopathic gastroparesis

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

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I would like to know if inherited syphills can even affect my virginal discharge?

I would like to know if inherited syphills can even affect my virginal discharge?

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

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I have microtia and believe its hereditary and I am wondering if my child will get it?

I have microtia and believe its hereditary and I am wondering if my child will get it?

See genetecist: Microtia can be sporadic but it often runs in families. It can also commonly be part of another syndrome that is commonly hereditary. See a genetics doctor to help you figure this out. ...Read more

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I recently got diagnosed with idiopathic gastroparesis and i've been very anxious what can I do to help

I recently got diagnosed with idiopathic gastroparesis and i've been very anxious what can I do to help

See your PCP: See your pcp to have a referral to a gastroenterologist to investigate what could cause it. I see you're on Elavil (amitriptyline) which can cause it. ...Read more

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I am 28 and have foetal alcohol syndrome, i was just wondering if it could be inherited by my 3 children?

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 more

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Is high prothrombin rate because of any heriditary ?because i and my wife dont have nor any of family member?

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

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What other possible DX would there be if I've been told I don't fit hereditary or allergic angioedema profiles?

What other possible DX would there be if I've been told I don't fit hereditary or allergic angioedema profiles?

Need more info: With clinical presentation, one would be unlikely to have both hereditary and allergic angioedema in the same differential. The hallmark of one is lack of pruritis, and the other is pruritis. ...Read more

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How far back should I trace my families medical history to know if i'm predisposed to common hereditary disorders?

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

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I was diagnosed with nephritis over 10 yrs ago. Is this hereditary? Will my children inherit this disease from me?

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

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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?

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