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What is best source of info of use for genetic family history?

What is best source of info of use for genetic family history?

Ancestry: If you want to track your family then there are many websites. www.ancestry.com is a popular choice. If you want to understand more about a genetic disease in your family and how it is inherited, then check out www.Genereviews.Org. ...Read more

Dr. Glynis Ablon
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Dermatology (Definition)

Dermatology is a field of study in which a person specializes in skin, hair, and nails; plus disorders such as skin ...Read more


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What is the next break through in dermatology?

What is the next break through in dermatology?

Skin replacement: There are many areas of investigation in dermatology such as better treatment for tumors like melanoma and treatment for chronic conditions like psoriasis and eczema. A most interesting line of investigation is to develop an artificial skin to replace skin damaged by disease or trauma. This would be a fabulous breakthrough. Do you have any ideas for a skin breakthrough? ...Read more

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What causes arthritis in people without a family history of the condition?

What causes arthritis in people without a family history of the condition?

There are over 150 +: There are a variety of many types of arthritis. The term is not a single problem but encompasses many different types. Most of these 150 + do not run in families but some risk factors can be inherited. ...Read more

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Would any of the dermatologists please recommend a brand/type of sunscreen for a person with systemic lupus?

Would any of the dermatologists please recommend a brand/type of sunscreen for a person with systemic lupus?

See details: Doctors on the site will not promote specific brands of a product. Use one with an spf of 50 or greater. ...Read more

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Comprehensive metabolic panel during a physical revealed eGFR of 41 and creatinine of 1.46. Also a ANA of 1:32. Curious about the implications?

Comprehensive metabolic panel during a physical revealed eGFR of 41 and creatinine of 1.46. Also a ANA of 1:32. Curious about the implications?

Low eGFR implication: 34 F notes: Comprehensive metabolic panel during a physical revealed eGFR of 41 and creatinine of 1.46. Also a ANA of 1:32. Curious about the implications? ANS: without knowing more details I would suspect your have some type of renal disease related to Lupus or similar disease process. Discuss with your team as they know you better I hope. Always repeat both tests before making decisions. ...Read more

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What causes heart disease in people without a family history of the condition?

What causes heart disease in people without a family history of the condition?

Heart disease: Familial disease is only one category of disease. Acquired heart disease has infectious, metabolic, toxic, immunologic, oncologic, endocrine and other causes. ...Read more

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16y/o female, partial loss of nail cuticle.No pain, no itch, no history of skin disorders.Very mild contact dermatitis at palm.No history of trauma.Onychomycosis?

16y/o female, partial loss of nail cuticle.No pain, no itch, no history of skin disorders.Very mild contact dermatitis at palm.No history of trauma.Onychomycosis?

Many causes: The most likely cause is from too much contact with water onychomycosis usually causes thickening and flaking of the nails but not loss of the cuticle. Of course. Persistent allergic contact allergy can cause thinning as well with time. If none of the above applies to you, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What's family history most useful for in genetics?

What's family history most useful for in genetics?

Who, what, how: A 3- generation family history helps geneticists answer parents' questions, whether they have an affected child or are planning a pregnancy. A "genogram, " (schematic drawing) shows the pattern of inheritance of the medical/ behavioral/ developmental problems in question, so the risk of other family members' developing the disorder ( now or in future generations) can be explained. ...Read more

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Can a 23yo female get primary bone cancer on the side of her foot no history of cancer in family?

Can a 23yo female get primary bone cancer on the side of her foot no history of cancer in family?

Rare occurrence: Any one can get bone cancer.Foot tumors are generally rare no matter what age of patient and family history. Primary bone cancer is not caused by a faulty gene that can be passed down through families. But people who have particular rare genetic syndromes have higher risk of some types of bone cancer than other people.Tumor type usually depends on age of patient. There are always exceptions. ...Read more

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Is a family medical history important? 

Is a family medical history important? 

VERY VERY IMPORTANT: Dear bgonzalez, i feel that family history is at least 50% of a patient's evaluation. I still believe that family genetics is greater than 50%, perhaps 70% of my focus on a patients's potentially preventable disease. If there is breast cancer in the family at an early age-more attention to early diagnostic testing is appropriate. Myriad now has certain tests available. See their website, . ...Read more

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23F. Strong family history of colon cancer. Syncope, h/h 7.4/27.7. Fe studies showed anemia, hematologist referred to GI. Chances of cancer?

23F. Strong family history of colon cancer. Syncope, h/h 7.4/27.7. Fe studies showed anemia, hematologist referred to GI. Chances of cancer?

Low: What is the earliest age which you family members had colon cancer? If you are ten or more years younger than the lowest age of the cancer patient, your risk is very low. Your anemia is more likely due to blood loss in menstrual bleeding. You are doing the right thing by seeking care. Follow your doctors' instructions. ...Read more

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Is a family history of colorectal cancer a 100% risk factor for developing it?

Is a family history of colorectal cancer a 100% risk factor for developing it?

Depends: Inherited forms of colon cancer, e.g., apc and hnpcc have a near 100% risk. Having a family history, without defective genes, increases the risk but no where near 100%. ...Read more

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36 year-old woman with a winter chest rash the past 3 years, without a definitive diagnosis by Dermatology despite a biopsy, without any certain.....?

36 year-old woman with a winter chest rash the past 3 years, without a definitive diagnosis by Dermatology despite a biopsy, without any certain.....?

Interesting: Sounds like you have had a good workup but someone is "missing the forest for the trees" so to speak. I would suggest that you gather all the info you have given me and make an appointment with a dermatologist and/or an allergist at a local medical university for a second opinion. Your medical history leads me to think of an allergic basis for the rash. ...Read more

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I have a family history of pancreatic, stomach and colon cancer. Is there a link to these cancers?

I have a family history of pancreatic, stomach and colon cancer.  Is there a link to these cancers?

R/o Lynch's: All of these are common, and there's no classic syndrome in which they tend to run together other than lynch's for which you may get checked. Lifraumeni and related cancer-family syndromes feature patients presenting at early ages or with unusual tumors. Familial pancreatic cancer usually features pancreatitis as well, and familial colon cancer usually features multiple polyps. ...Read more

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What are the chances of a 26 year old with no family history of colon cancer and no genetic disorders having colorectal cancer or polyps?

What are the chances of a 26 year old with no family history of colon cancer and no genetic disorders having colorectal cancer or polyps?

Very low: However, I am curious why you ask. I suspect it is because of rectal bleeding (mentioned in your conditions), which is a medical problem you need to get evaluated right away, to find out what is causing it. Please see your doctor for a complete history and physical, and to get properly evaluated for your rectal bleeding and any other medical problems you may have. ...Read more

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With family history of Rheumatoid Arthritis (mother), what's the chance of me having the disease too? Am not a healthy individual. Dx of MD & more.

With family history of Rheumatoid Arthritis (mother), what's the chance of me having the disease too? Am not a healthy individual. Dx of MD & more.

Possibly but not : It is possible, but there are a lot of reasons one guest from a Taurus riders. One is the genetic risk which you have, but their environmental and other issues and infectious issues that seem to play a role. These are things you can discuss with your physician, and you can even have testing right now to see if you have any of the positive tests we sometimes see with rheumatoid arthritis. ...Read more

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30 year-old woman with a 4-year history of numbness in the upper body, and arms and legs, with undiagnostic imaging studies, but carries diagnos.....?

30 year-old woman with a 4-year history of numbness in the upper body, and arms and legs, with undiagnostic imaging studies, but carries diagnos.....?

Stress related?!: At age 30 with so many normal tests and diagnoses like fibromyalgia and trigeminal nauralgia (highly unusual for that age except in MS, ruled out by the normal MRIs) non organic and stress related problems come to mind Don't forget the symptoms are REAL in those cases too! ...Read more

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I'm having many neurological symptoms with a history of autoimmune disease, sarcoidosis and marrow reconversion in spine and base of skull. Thoughts?

I'm having many neurological symptoms with a history of autoimmune disease, sarcoidosis and marrow reconversion in spine and base of skull.  Thoughts?

Neurosarcoid: Your sarcoidosis is more advanced then average with lesions involving the nervous system and bone marrow. Involvement of red blood cell-producing areas in your bones is resulting in reactivation of dormant bone marrow regions to maintain an adequate supply of blood elements. You need a sarcoid specialist experienced with the use of immunosuppressive drugs. ...Read more

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What are the chances of lymphoma in someone with no family history of it?

What are the chances of lymphoma in someone with no family history of it?

Small risk: According to us national statistics, 22.5 per 100, 000 men and women per year will develop lymphoma. http://seer.cancer.gov/statfacts/html/lymph.html. ...Read more