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I have Williams Syndrome. I have just started to have safe sex with my boyfriend of 6 years. Is there anything I need to be careful of. ?

I have Williams Syndrome. I have just started to have safe sex with my boyfriend of 6 years. Is there anything I need to be careful of.  ?

Not much: There is nothing in your medical condition of William Syndrome that requires any special care re sexual activity. Just make sure you get you medical evaluations regularly from your regular doctors and needed referrals to specialists, with a particular focus on BP and cardiac complications that unfortunately are part of the disease spectrum including which may exist.It is good to be safe! ...Read more

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Dr. Fred McCurdy
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Williams Syndrome (Definition)

Neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by loquacious personality, abnormally sensitive hearing, supravalvular aortic stenosis, mental retardation, elfin facies, association with hypercalcemia due to abnormal sensitivity to vitamin d, idiopathic hypercalcemia of pregnancy. Due to deletion in elastin gene and probably several ...Read more


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I need to know about williams syndrome?

I need to know about williams syndrome?

William's Syndrome: You can type in william's syndrome into an internet search engine and find a whole bunch of information. Why not start here: http://www.Williams-syndrome.Org/what-is-williams-syndrome. ...Read more

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How do you tests for williams syndrome?

How do you tests for williams syndrome?

FISH or micro array: 2 tests: fish (fluorescent in situ hybridization-special chromosome analysis using specially prepared elastin probes. Normal folks have 2 copies of elastin gene on chromosome 7. Micro array analysis is the other. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of williams syndrome?

Williams syndrome: Delayed speech that may later turn into strong speaking ability and strong learning by hearing developmental delay easily distracted, attention deficit disorder (add) feeding problems including colic, reflux, and vomiting inward bend of the small finger (clinodactyly) learning disorders mild to moderate mental retardation personality traits including being very friendly, trusting strangers, fearin. ...Read more

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Williams syndrome can u still work with this?

genetic eval needed: Williams syndrome is a rare genetic condition that can affect many organ systems. It can affect the brain, heart an skeletal system. There are guidelines for what medical evaluations should be done on a annual basis. Talk to a geneticist to help coordinate care. ...Read more

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Is poor grammar a symptom of williams syndrome?

William's Syndrome: Children and adults with williams’s syndrome have very impressive social and verbal abilities. Their verbal abilities surpass their overall IQ scores. The language used by individuals with williams’s syndrome differs notably from other children with a similar IQ who do not have williams syndrome. They also tend to use speech that is rich in emotional descriptors. ...Read more

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How many people worldwide have williams syndrome?

Estimate is:: 1 per 7, 500 to 20, 000 people suffer from williams syndrome. Thus, it is listed as a "rare disesase" by office of rare disease (ord) and national institutes of health (nih). ...Read more

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What are the common symptoms of williams syndrome?

Growth and cardiac: Williams syndrome patients have often growth deficiency. Language ability is greater than cognitive ability. They are friendly, have a hoarse voice, anxious, hypersensitive to sounds. Often, they have blue eyes, with a stellate pattern in the iris, prominent lips, hypoplastic nails, poor dentition. Supravalvular aortic stenosis and peripheral pulmonary stenosis are common. Renal anomalies as well. ...Read more

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Are speech problems a symptom of williams syndrome?

Not necessarily: Williams syndrome is actually associated with early delayed speech followed by strong speaking abilities and strong learning by hearing. ...Read more

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