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Is There A Conncection Between Rett Syndrome And Bald Spots
Nice question: Rhett's syndrome is a pervasive developmental disorder peculiar to girls. Odd & purposeless hand motions such as excessive rubbing can lead to focal areas of hair loss. Trichtillomania (neurotic pulling out hair) requires purposeful fine motor coordinated action to pull hair. So rubbing is the way a rett child would lose hair patches. ...Read more
Many: Horner's syndrome, a complex of drooping eyelid (ptosis), constricted pupil (miosis) and reduced sweating of one side of the face (anhidrosis) can be caused by many things, including tumors on top of the lung, or anything that compresses certain nerves in the head and neck. In addition to falling lid, dryness of the eye & inadequate blink can alter vision. Advise you seek care immediately! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If my epilepsy is hereditary what's the percentage.My partner has Wolff Parkinson white Syndrome is it a hereditary is well.
Yes WPW: Is hereditary. Not every form of seizure disorder is hereditary. Assuming you intend to have a child or are already pregnant the most useful thing to do is see a genetic counselor. There are a number of disease states that are genetic, that can be tested for antepartum, and even prior to attempting pregnancy. The genetic counselor can give you customized information unique to you and your partner. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there a difference between pcod and the syndrome? Is there a male counterpart to this women's problem?
No.: The paradox if pcos (or pcod) is that women with this condition have higher than normal free testosterone levels, together with Insulin resistance. Men have the latter, but frequently have low testosterone. But women may not ovulate. X includes metformin and clomid (clomiphene). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
From 0 to 50%: Ehlers-danlos syndrome (eds) is a group of inheritable disorders. There are two different inheritance patterns of eds, autosomal dominant and autosomal recessive. If you have the dominant type, there's a 50% risk of eds in your child. If you have the recessive type, eds can only occur if your partner also carries the recessive gene. A genetic counselor is needed to tell you your exact risk. ...Read more
There is a singular growth on the underside of my glans 1mm wide and tall. It is flesh tone no pain. Is this a papule/tag/something else?
Perhaps: As bith comditions might originate in the cingulate nucleus. ...Read more
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I have been diagnosed with gilbert's syndrome and dyshidrotic eczema is there a connection? I also wonder if candida overgrowth is at play here?
A friend of mine has prominent finger pads that resemble fetal finger pads, but has no other symptoms of kabuki syndrome. Could there be another reason for this?
Can be harmless: Minor anomalies like this are common. A few folks have this and nothing else. There is a lot written about dermatoglyphics and it's basically worthless. One of my doctor friends has Rubinstein-Taybi hands and is otherwise perfectly fine. You won't find the cause. Just enjoy knowing each other. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: It can be inherited to some degree, but plenty of people with kp get it on non-hairy areas, including the face. There doesn't seem to be a single cure for it, but some patients have found good results with things like amlactin cream, thorough exfoliation, slathering coconut oil on in the shower, and eliminating wheat and dairy from their diets. ...Read more
Is there a name for a rash that is silver dollar sized and like a Lyme disease except more sickle shaped, a circle that is open at one end?
See a dermatologist: Without seeing this cannot possibly diagnose. It might be a lyme eruption. Go and be seen ...Read more
Is it true that there is a link between brain operation and loss of sensitivity in male genital area?
Neurosurgery: Brain surgery and loss of sensitivity in the male genital area would be extremely uncommon but could happen. The surgery would have been in the part of the brain that controls this anatomical area of the body - I personally have not see a case of like this. ...Read more
I come from a family with a lot of hypermobility although there has been no diagnosis of Ehlers Danlos (EDS) yet. What's the likelihood that the rest of my family just has genetic hypermobility, and only I would develop vascular EDS de novo?
My son have colour visiondeficiency although there is no history of inheritance from either side. His eye checkup is normal. Pl suggest?
Retest: Most color vision deficits are inherited through the mother. On the x chromosome. Females of the family are carriers of the gene but only males are affected. Rarely a child can have a new genetic defect. The diagnosis is made by a trained pediatric ophthalmologist or retina specialist. Reading vision can be normal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer