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Doctor insights on: Intrauterine Growth Restriction Connective Tissue Disorder

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Tissue (Definition)

The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more


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Baby measured 2 days smaller on anatomy scan @ 20 weeks. How can avoid intrauterine growth restriction? Diet is not too varied but i eat healthily.

Baby measured 2 days smaller on anatomy scan @ 20 weeks. How can avoid intrauterine growth restriction? Diet is not too varied but i eat healthily.

Consult with OB-GYN: Not knowing more about you it's very important that you talk about this finding with your ob-gyn for the sake of your baby and your emotional state of mind. You only want the best for this baby and your want to do everything to insure a healthy child is born. ...Read more

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What are some disabilities caused by musculoskeletal and connective tissue disorders?

What are some disabilities caused by musculoskeletal and connective tissue disorders?

LESS FUNCTION: I'll divide disabilites into 2 categories: joint related and unrelated. Related: less function: depends on hte joints involved. If hands and wrists are arthritic, difficulty with gripping, holding a pen, opening jars. If the knees are involved you may have difficulty getting outa chair and climbing stairs. Joint unrelated: fatigue, anxiety, depression and sleep disturbances. ...Read more

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Does having a pectus deformity mean you likely have a connective tissue disorder?

Does having a pectus deformity mean you likely have a connective tissue disorder?

No: Despite some "pop" claims, they're seldom related. Pectus has no relationship to "connective tissue disorders" like lupus and scleroderma. The relationship to Ehlers-Danlos is weak. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can you have a tall thin stature and mild chest deformity without having Marfan or other connective tissue disorder?

Can you have a tall thin stature and mild chest deformity without having Marfan or other connective tissue disorder?

Yes. But if concern-: -just have Ur genetics tested. All tall girls who may B going 2 B offered a college scholarship for basketball R all tested for Marfan's. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if i suspect my brother have a genetic disorder he is 25 , he is very syndrome or connective tissue disorder .Which disorder he have?

What do you suggest if i suspect my brother have a genetic disorder he is 25 , he is very syndrome or connective tissue disorder .Which disorder he have?

Recommend evaluation: It is hard to tell what genetic disorder it could be, if there is one, without seeing a patient. In making a genetic diagnosis, physical examination is extremely important to look for subtle clues of genetic syndromes. If your brother wants to i would recommend being evaluated by a clinical geneticist formally to achieve understanding of a possible diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is connective tissue disorder and is it something I should have my PCP check me for? My PT is suspicious of it b/c of hyper-mobile joints

What is connective tissue disorder and is it something I should have my PCP check me for? My PT is suspicious of it b/c of hyper-mobile joints

Here's the facts: "Connective tissue disorder" is an archaic term for a group of systemic illnesses including lupus, scleroderma, dermatomyositis and maybe rheumatoid arthritis. Neither has anything to do with hyper-mobile joints, which are more likely caused by mild variants of Ehlers-Danlos or simply genetic hyperextensible joints ("double-jointed"), an autosomal dominant probem with no need to treat. ...Read more

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Name some disabilities caused by musculoskeletal and connective tissue disorders?

Combination: Combination of signs of a several connective tissue diseases associated with hand swelling and often specific antibodies. ...Read more

Connective Tissue (Definition)

There are many types of connective tissue, but in general it is a mass of fibers and thick "goopy" fluids secreted by specialized cells. The body often uses connective tissue to help ...Read more


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Connective Tissue Disorders (Definition)

Could be abnormal formation of connective tissue or an abnormal reaction to your connective tissue where your body forms antibodies against yourself ie autoimmune ...Read more