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Hurlers My Friends Baby Had It And Died
Rare inherited dz: Belongs to a group of diseases known as the mucopolysaccaridoses. Affected individuals are unable to produce an enzyme that breaks down long chains of sugar. These long chains of sugar build up/damage organs like the heart. Symptoms can be mild to severe/death (deaf, mental retardation, joint-bone dz, clouded corneas, etc). Both parents must pass the faulty gene in order to have an affected child. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My baby niece died on Monday of SIDS. Her mother smoked spice regularly and breastfed and I was wondering if it had anything to do with her death.
Maybe, but...: It is hard to tell what factors lead to SIDS in a particular baby. Smoking, alcohol abuse, and drug abuse each increases the chance that a parent's baby will die of SIDS. For example, looking at 1000 babies whose parents do not smoke nor abuse drugs/alcohol, only 1 will die of SIDS. If we look at 1000 babies whose parents smoke, we'll find that 3 babies die of SIDS... so there are 2 extra deaths. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe: Sids is another way of saying that the exact cause of death is unknown. There is still a lot of research trying to determine what the cause of death in an infant is. We have also found that many infant deaths called "sids" were actually probably suffocation events from sleeping on the stomach or in an adult bed with adults. There is no known genetic predisposition to sids. ...Read more
I have PCOS just like my mom. My mom, sister and cousin all have ovarian cysts. My mom and cousin developed cancer. What is the likelihood I will too?
I am sorry .: You are at high risk for varian Cancer, you must have regular GYN check up . talk to your PCP or Gyn doctor to get BRCA 1 and 2 gene analysis for your self and for your mother also. That will tell you whether she is carrying gene Mutation and if her children are at high risk for breast and Gyn malignancy or not. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My mom has huntington's disease. My grandmother died with hd. Now my mom has it. My mom has five daughters and three son. How many of her children are likely to get hd? And what is their life expectancy after they receive it?
Each child has 50% r: Each of your mom's children has a 50% chance of having inherited the huntington gene. They can be tested to see if they have. Symptoms may or may not have appeared depending on their age, but genetic testing can be done before they develop symptoms. How long they will live after developing hd depends on how old they are when they develop symptoms and what the range of disease progression has been. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My grandma, mom and I all got pregnant in hs. Now mom is dating guy in his 30s even though 40. Disgusting.?
To each her own: Good luck with everything.Get a more detailed answer ›
Great aunt on my dad's side said her, and her brother, and sister had colon cancer. could I get it too?
Yes: yes anybody can get it, some people are predisposed genetically. Family history is important, but mainly on first degree family members (father, mother, brother / sister). ...Read more
Autism:my dads son from dads 1st marriage has it &my brothers daughter has it. What are the chances my child will have it? My bro and I have diff dads
Cause of Autism?: If the family members, especially your niece, have a diagnosis of one of the > 30 known genetic syndromes with autism as part of their neurodevelopmental profile, or comparative genomic hybridization &/or dna probe for fragile x show genetic abnormalities, ask your OB to refer you to a prenatal genetic counselor to determine if the pattern of inheritance increases your risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My family has this awful, nasty cough... My father, and my stepmother recently went to netherlands and italy, when they returned from there trip, my father began to cough quite often... On a visit to see my father, and stepmother, my step mother and i beg
At : At this point, it sounds like everyone needs to see their health care providers. The traverlers could have picked up an atypical or walking pneumonia and then gave it to the rest of the family. If anyone has fevers, fatique, decreased appitite or difficulty breathing, they should be seen right away. ...Read more
Didn't feel anything after my grandfather died, my brother went to a australia my mom cried but i behave likehe never existed i lack emotions, disorder?
Okay my dad died in a house fire and adding a pro his house blow up and I been havein anity attacks over that in my grandpa died of weeks after the?
Multiple Traumas: Adjustment to trauma takes time. When one trauma follows on another it becomes more difficulty to heal. Consider seeing a mental health professional to learn ways to cope w/anxiety. Clinical hypnosis can be one tool. See www.asch.net for licensed professionals who do this. Peace and good health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I just found out that my great grandfather and other members of the family have died from pkd, my dad has never been tested am I at risk?
Yes you are.: If father has pkd, 50% chance that he passed it on to you;if not, very unlikely you have it. Uncertain that you have to get tested, as little effective treatment for it and diagnosis= exclude insurance and some jobs. Reasonable to check BP and kidney fxn annually. If abnl, then ultrasound kidneys. Bpcontrol, cv risk reduction, monitor kidneys for failure=best outcomes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Toddler at birthday party today coughed on my 2 month old. Thought it was just his asthma but his mom says he now has a fever of 100.8.I'm breastfeeding but terrified that my baby will get sick. What can I do? What if she gets sick?
My daughter was chewing on my mothers toothbrush. I don't think my mother does, but can my daughter get HIV or hep c that way?
My fathers grandmother, and my mothers mother, both had breast cancer, I am 40, should I be worried. Does it skip generations or is it off mom or dads?
Cancer lot of factor: Developing breast cancer is not just genetic there are lots of factors. But yes if there is a strong family history a person should be concerned. It depends on when your relatives had breast cancer. If many had breast cancer in their 40-50's then there should be some concern. Genetic Breast cancer can come from mom or dads side, due to autosomal dominant nature, difficult to tell regarding skip. ...Read more
My friends mom died in 2011 at when she was 14 she's 17 now and lately she's been down and depressed hardly eating she wont have counselingwhat canido?
About 3 years ago my 10 year son dad committed suicide, on my sons birthday, His dad was very abusive to me and my son saw most of it. My son rarely talks about his dad and when he does it is just memories of the abuse, I am not sure what to say?
This is a job for: a psychologist. Sounds like a longer-term case, but if these associations and experiences are not resolved, your son (and you) will be more vulnerable to psychological conditions such as depression and anxiety, and secondary conditions such as alcohol and substance overuse./dependence. Relationships, now and the future, will also likely suffer, especially as they deepen with time. ...Read moreSee 13 more doctor answers
I just recently found out i'm pregnant with my 3rd child. Two of my children are from a previous marriage and I am now pregnant with my fiance's child and he is 38 I will be 29 in a week. My 2nd child has trisomy 21 downs syndrome. Everyone I talk to keep
MaterniT21.: Your question was cut-off - but, if i understand correctly, you are concerned about the risk of Down syndrome in your current fetus because of your prior infant with down. My answer is easy: take folate, (folic acid) get genetic counseling and consider the maternit21 non-invasive test by sequenom (or others similar to it now commercially available) to determine this fetus' risk for down syndrome. Best of luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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