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How old is too old for a woman to have a baby?

How old is too old for a woman to have a baby?

Natural or assisted?: I believe unassisted pregnancy into the fifth decade has been reported. It is rare now since risks of a genetic defect are so high. Assisted pregnancy (internationally) with mom having special care & donor embryo has been reported as late as ~60 if memory serves me right. Sadly, i believe that mom died a few years later. There are amazing things we can do, but whether we should do them is ?

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How old is too old for a baby if a 2nd time dad?

How old is too old for a baby if a 2nd time dad?

Not the issue: Dad's can produce babies forever - the age of the mom is important for safety of the mom and health of the baby. You need to decide how old is too old - you want to make sure that you are able to enjoy your child and their milestones.

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How old is too old to take a child's temperature in the rectum?

How old is too old to take a child's temperature in the rectum?

None: Although uncomfortable and there are other accurate ways to measure body temperature as one gets older, it can always be done.

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Looked it up and all of these are signs of neuroblastoma.But how old is too old to be diagnosed with that?

Looked it up and all of these are signs of neuroblastoma.But how old is too old to be diagnosed with that?

Adults get disease: While the vast majority of patients who are diagnosed with neuroblastoma are young (<10 years old), adults (defined as those >20 years old) can get the disease. Thus, it is never too old to be diagnosed with neuroblastoma. Getting a 2nd opinion for a new adult diagnosis of neuroblastoma would be a quite reasonable thing to do, given how rare it is.

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How old is too old to be pregnant?

How old is too old to be pregnant?

Varies: Natural conception is difficult over age 40, and rare after age 43. Reproductive aging affects eggs, since older women have more abnormal eggs with chromosome defects and fewer available. Since the uterus can hold pregnancy until advanced ages with hormone support, it is possible to carry a pregnancy with donor eggs until at least the early 50s.

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How old is too old for man to father a child?

How old is too old for man to father a child?

U into history ?: According to the bible, abraham (abram) fathered the child isaac at the age of 99, although this could be argued as by divine intervention.It is not unusual for men in their 60's to do so in recent history.

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How old is too old for surgery on meningioma?

How old is too old for surgery on meningioma?

No specific age: There is no specific age cutoff for surgery. A person's underlying health and the site of the meningioma dictate whether or not surgery can or should be performed safely.

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How old is too old to have a kidney transplanted?

How old is too old to have a kidney transplanted?

No precise age: The question is perhaps best answered when the risks of the procedure outweigh the benefits. This occurs at different ages for different patients. It can be a vexing problem if patients are unrealistic about their rehabilitation potential and their goals. It is not common for a kidney transplant to be done over age 75 but a few are done each year, even for healthy octogenarians.

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How "old " is "too old " for neurosurgery for tn? 

How "old " is "too old " for neurosurgery for tn? 

Depends on health: While there is no real 'cut off' age for surgical treatment of tn, it is generally known that older individuals, and patients with more medical conditions, can have more post operative complications and slower recovery. Rather than age, general health needs to be considered. I have operated on "healthy" 70 - 80 year olds with this condition with no problems.

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How old is too old to get tested for autism or aspies?

How old is too old to get tested for autism or aspies?

Depends: Depends on what tests the psychologist uses. Some are good for kids till 22 years old, one can be used on people 6 years of age and above.

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How old is too old for a man to have second family?

How old is too old for a man to have second family?

Depends: Men in good health produce sperm well into their later years; there are reports of men fathering children into their 90s. That said, as fathers get older, the risk of certian genetic problems increases, and the ability of a man to help out with child care and watch their child grow up is very dependant on the health of the man, which can deteriorate with age.

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How old is too old to sleep in a bed with parents, if a child can't sleep alone?

How old is too old to sleep in a bed with parents, if a child can't sleep alone?

Never: Having the child sleep with you is automatically bad---period! try a night light and insist that he stays in his own room. Sometimes you "have to be cruel to be kind" and well informed discipline is a necessity.

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I'm in trouble in my relationship at 39. Please tell me how old is too old to have a baby?

I'm in trouble in my relationship at 39. Please tell me how old is too old to have a baby?

Risks /age: The answer is a difficult one as so many issues can be overlooked & facts are a bit dry. All pregnancies face a 4% risk of some unexpected outcome.Additional risks must be added that factor age and family tree.A woman goes from ~1/100 risk of down syndrome at 40 to 1/12 at 49. There are options that include donor eggs & assisted pregnancy that have been done by women up into their 50, s and beyond.

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How old is too old to get pregnant when you have pcos?

How old is too old to get pregnant when you have pcos?

No specific age: Our fertility decreases as we age and pcos adds to decreased fertility but there is no specific age that is "too old". 35 years old is considered advanced maternal age because the incidence of chromosomal anomalies increases a lot more starting at that age. Still, most of the babies will be normal.

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How old is too old for a woman to get breast implants?

How old is too old for a woman to get breast implants?

Age is relative: The decision to get breast implants in a personal one and age is seldom a factor. Before making the decision a woman should be fully informed and generallly in good enough health for the operation. Being fully informed means understanding the risks of the initial procedire and that down the road chances are additional surgery will be required.

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When a child has tight heel cords & toe walks, how old is "too old" for serial casting to be effectv?

When a child has tight heel cords & toe walks, how old is "too old" for serial casting to be effectv?

Usually < 2years old: Tight heel cords can cause toe walking. However, a condition called tethered cord, where the spinal cord is attached to the base of the spine and stretches the spinal cord can result in later toe walking and decreased reflexes in older child. Mri to rule out tethered cord is important before serial casting or other treatment is undertaken. Tethered cord requires neurosurgery to the cord.

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