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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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