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I have Marfan syndrome. Should I not have kids?

I have Marfan syndrome. Should I not have kids?

Maybe not: A marfan syndrome woman has a 50% chance of having a marfan syndrome baby, if the father of the baby is "normal". During pregnancy, the woman needs close monitoring because she is at increased risk of rupturing her aorta (often fatal). For these reasons, she may not want to become pregnant. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott McLean
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Marfan Syndrome (Definition)

An inherited disorder that affects connective tissue where one's body shape is long, with thin arms, hands, and fingers, and when the total arm length is greater ...Read more


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Can I have lasik if I have Marfan's syndrome?

Can I have lasik if I have Marfan's syndrome?

Not usually: Marfan's snydrome affects the collagen in the body. In addition to risk of lens problems, the cornea (which is made mostly of collagen) can remain unstable throughout life. This can cause prescription changes after lasik, as well as other corneal problems. It is not recommended to have laser vision correction in patients with marfan's. ...Read more

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I have hypochondria but i think i also have Marfan's syndrome?

I have hypochondria but i think i also have Marfan's syndrome?

Good you can see it: It's good you can admit you have hypochondria. An internist can rule out marfan's if that's your worry. Once it's proven you don't have it, then what? Are you likely to 'develop' a new disorder? If that's you, it's time to see a mental health professional. ...Read more

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Please help! if I have scoliosis, do I also have Marfan syndrome?

Please help! if I have scoliosis, do I also have Marfan syndrome?

Scolosis: While marfan's can be a part of scolosis they are not at all commonly related. There is much more scolosis without marfan's than there is with it. ...Read more

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Will I always have Asperger syndrome?

Dr. Indu Lal Dr. Lal
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Will I always have Asperger syndrome?

Probably yes: Depend on severity, you may remain high functional. Behavior modification can help you to overcome some of the difficulties in work and family situations. ...Read more

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Can I have kids if I have Long QT Syndrome type 2?

Can I have kids if I have Long QT Syndrome type 2?

Long QT genetics: Long QT syndrome type 2 is generally inherited in an autosomal dominant fashion, which is to say that an individual offspring of an affected parent would have a 50% chance of carrying the same gene and being affected. If you have LQTS you should see a cardiologist with expertise in genetic medicine; a genetic counsellor is another good resource to learn more about implications for reproduction. ...Read more

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How should I know if I have klinefelter's syndrome?

How should I know if I have klinefelter's syndrome?

Chromosomal analysis: Klinefelter's syndrome is strictly seen in males. It is a genetic disorder in which there is at least one extra x chromosome to a normal human male karyotype, for a total of 47 chromosomes rather than the 46 found in genetically normal humans. The only reliable method of identification is chromosomal analysis. I hope this helps and good luck. ...Read more

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Do I have marfan's syndrome if pectus?

Do I have marfan's syndrome if pectus?

Marfan syndrome: affects the body's connective tissue and can cause problems in the eyes, joints, and heart. Marfan syndrome has no cure, but doctors can provide symptomatic management. ...Read more

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Can I have children if I have had scoliosis surgery?

Dr. Pam Yoder Dr. Yoder
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Can I have children if I have had scoliosis surgery?

Need more info: Records from the primary care doctor, surgeon, any pt and other doctors plus operative notes and imaging reports or films need to be seen by a specialist in pregnancy (perinatologist or maternal-fetal medicine specialist). Input from a new spine surgeon might also be needed. Then a discussion between ob, mfm, spine doctor occurs along with consultation with family. ...Read more

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What can I do if I have asperger's syndrome?

What can I do if I have asperger's syndrome?

Find a psychologist: to make sure this is the correct diagnosis. If it is correct, find a therapist/and or coach to help you understand your condition and help you understand how to cope with social situations. ...Read more

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I have scoliosis, does that mean I also have Marfan syndrome?

No,: Marfan's is diagnosed using major and minor criteria: major (enlarged aorta/ tear, dislocation of lens of the eye, specific skeletal abnormalities, dural ectasia. Minor (myopia, stretch marks, loose joints, arched palate, long thin face) if family history is positive, you need to have 1 major and one minor criteria. If no family history you need 2 major and 1 minor criteria/ different parts /body. ...Read more

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If I have guillain-bare syndrome will I have it for life?

No, it is acute: Guillain-barre typically lasts a few weeks, and gradually resolves, and may respond readily to plasmapheresis or ivig. If it seems to persist, that may well represent a transition to chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuritis (cidp), which also could respond to ivig. ...Read more

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If I have hypermobility syndrome, what can I do?

If I have hypermobility syndrome, what can I do?

Hypermobility: Hypermobility can occur with various rheumatological conditions. A good evaluation by a rheumatologist will give you your options for treatment. ...Read more

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I think I have Marfan syndrome, what should I do?

I think I have Marfan syndrome, what should I do?

Doctors can evaluate: A person who may have marfan syndrome should see his doctor and a geneticist to confirm the diagnosis. If confirmed, he can get more information from the national marfan foundation website. He should also see specialists, such as a cardiologist to check the heart and aorta, an ophthalmologist to check the eyes, etc... He can notify his relatives to check their aortas, etc... ...Read more

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Hi docs, would i ever have kids if I have polycystic ovaries?

Hi docs, would i ever have kids if I have polycystic ovaries?

Many do: I have known women with the same problem who tried for more than a decade without success only to have three kids over the next four years. Have a good talk with your obgyn and come up with a realistic plan to manage your case. ...Read more

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Can I still have children even though I have a clotting issue?

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Can I still have children even though I have a clotting issue?

Yes: Not all clotting issues are genetic or inheritable. See your doctor or hematologist to find out what kind of clotting issue you have. ...Read more

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I think i may have klinefelter syndrome. What should I do?

I think i may have klinefelter syndrome. What should I do?

See your PCP: Your pcp can order the specific genetic blood test that can confirm or exclude the issue. If you are not and are concerned about specific issues, your pcp will know what local sources are available to sort them out. ...Read more

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I have wolff-parkinson-white syndrome. Could I have children who would get it from me?

I have wolff-parkinson-white syndrome. Could I have children who would get it from me?

Rare: The chance of first degree family members having wolff-parkinson-white is a bit above 3%. There are rare familial variants of WPW but in general it would not be recommended to do any specific screening of family members. ...Read more

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Can I have more children if I have endometriosis?

Can I have more children if I have endometriosis?

Yes: Endometriosis is associated with infertility, although not considered a direct cause by its presence. The long term effects of endometriosis can cause infertility by adhesions and scarring of the tubes. If you had problems conceiving before, you may or may not them this time. The only true way to determine if conception is possible is to try. ...Read more

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