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What is it like to have prader-willi syndrome?

What is it like to have prader-willi syndrome?

Horrible: Sounds like you're asking for an opinion, so I'll give you mine. I've treated several of these unfortunate patients, and I think it would be horrible to have PWS. ...Read more

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I have hoffa syndrome what is it exactly?

I have hoffa syndrome what is it exactly?

Knee fat pad hurt: Hoffa syndrome refers to what can happen if the kneecap recieves a direct blow. Underneath the patella (kneecap) and the tendon connecting it to the lower leg is a fat pad. It can get pinched between the patella and the thigh bone. This can be very painful. Usually it gets better with rest, ice/heat and time. At times the fat pad can be so injured that surgery is needed. ...Read more

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What exactly causes dandy walker syndrome? My cousin has this syndrome and i'd like to know more about it.

What exactly causes dandy walker syndrome? My cousin has this syndrome and i'd like to know more about it.

Dandy : Dandy walker syndrome is a complex anatomical birth defect that affects about 1 in every 30000 live births. It is named after the doctors who first described it. Symptoms may include delayed motor development (for example, a child that doesn't crawl at the right age or walk at the right age), bulging of the fontanelles, enlargement of the head, abnormal eye movements, and abnormal breathing patterns. The anatomical defect has several features. The first is the impaired development of part of the cerebellum (a part of the brain that seems to coordinate movements, among other things). The second is enlargement of the fourth ventricle (a fluid filled space in the lower, back part of the brain). The third is the enlargement of the posterior fossa (a part of the skull). Dandy walker syndrome is often accompanied by hydrocephalus (enlargement of the fluid-filled cavities in the brain that increases pressure inside the head), and other birth defects involving the brain, heart, and other body parts. The dandy walker birth defect probably starts very early in development, possibly as early as 7 weeks into the pregnancy. Recent scientific research suggests that genetic mutations may contribute. However, it is probably safe to say that no one knows exactly why people get dandy walker malformation. ...Read more

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What exactly happens when you get toxic shock syndrome? I know the symptoms but what is happening in your body? How do tampons cause it?

What exactly happens when you get toxic shock syndrome? I know the symptoms but what is happening in your body? How do tampons cause it?

Vascular collapse: Bacteria grow in the vagina around the tampon that has been left in place for a period of time. The "toxic" byproducts of that growth get into the bloodstream through the vagina and release pyrogens(fever agents) in turn those toxins act on the capillaries and arterial endotheliums(cell walls) to turn them into "sieves" causing extravasation of the blood contained in the vessels and "shock". ...Read more

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What can you tell me about May-thurner syndrome? IVCS.. Is that classified as a rare or not how many in sweden have May-thurner syndrome? Why n ICD-10

What can you tell me about May-thurner syndrome? IVCS.. Is that classified as a rare or not how many in sweden have May-thurner syndrome? Why n ICD-10

Not rare: May-thurner syndrome is compression of left iliac vein by right iliac artery at a crossing point. unknown how many have it because a lot of people have no symptoms. imaging study would help to identify the location of compression. much more common on left side. ...Read more

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Is it possible that I have aspergers syndrome?

Is it possible that I have aspergers syndrome?

Why do you ask?: There's no pill / cure so whether it's even worth diagnosing is moot. Get help with social skills that others learn naturally. Choose a strength / endurance sport rather than a team / coordination sport. Your mind focuses amazingly; choose science / tech rather than comics / train schedules and you'll go far. If you're good with being single / along, you're very fortunate. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I know what it band syndrome is. Will it band syndrome come back to runners?

I know what it band syndrome is. Will it band syndrome come back to runners?

YES : It possible to come back if you did not take the proper precautions. ...Read more

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How to know if we have carpal tunnel syndrome? Is there any test we can run on our own?

How to know if we have carpal tunnel syndrome? Is there any test we can run on our own?

See below: The symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome vary but usually involve aching in the wrist and numbness and tingling in the thumb, index and middle finger and sometimes half of the ring finger. Usually symptoms are worse with driving and at night and people find relief when they shake their hands. Can progress to weakness and dropping objects. Can cause pain all the way to the shoulder at times. ...Read more

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Why doesn't anyone know anything about hereditary hemochromatosis (hh) if it is so common? I feel all alone.

Why doesn't anyone know anything about hereditary hemochromatosis (hh) if it is so common? I feel all alone.

Under-recognized: Actually around 1 person in 200 has it, but it often gets missed -- I've seen it enough at autopsy as a "surprise". If you're diagnosed, be thankful that of all the common, lethal disease it is by far the easiest to manage. There's no glamor, ribbon parades, or sad advertisements simply becuase it's so readily manageable with phlebotomy. ...Read more

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And why is it that some doctors don't even think fibro really exists?

And why is it that some doctors don't even think fibro really exists?

Because it doesn't: ? many MD's doubt fibromyalgia (FM) real. FM is disorder absent single cause; is "umbrella label" for collection of causes sharing same constellation of non-specific symptoms (chronic widespread pain, restless sleep, chronic fatigue, depression, confusion). Each sufferer w. different causal array (femaleness, childbirth, mechanical injuries, hypermobity, obesity, prolonged illness w. inactivity). ...Read more

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Currently diagnosed with aspergers syndrome. What can I do to minimize it so people don't get mad at me?

Currently diagnosed with aspergers syndrome.  What can I do to minimize it so people don't get mad at me?

Work with therapist: If the diagnosis is accurate, you have some degree of difficulty understanding that other people may have a different point of view or a different emotional reaction than yours to a given event. Self-education & insight are important. Social skills group therapy is key; you'll learn to shorten your answers, give others a turn to speak, & practice what to say in some situations. O.A.S.I.S. Website. ...Read more

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Is it possible that I have tourettes syndrome?

Is it possible that I have tourettes syndrome?

There is not enough: Information to answer your question. Please provide us with info about your symptoms and re-ask. ...Read more

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Neither of my parents have dysplastic nevi syndrome how is it that i do?

Neither of my parents have dysplastic nevi syndrome how is it that i do?

Possible: The apple doesn't always fall close to the tree. You have to check all four grandparents and all aunts and uncles. Sometimes you just get lucky (or unlucky) and get a mixed new gene from the combo of both your parents. In any event, if you have the syndrome, please be diligent with yearly full body exams by your dermatologist. ...Read more

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How to know if this is rokitansky syndrome?

Absence of vagina: This is the question, correct? Physical exam and imaging can determine whether this birth defect is present, and what corrective surgery may be appropriate. ...Read more

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How do I find out what is something similar to fetal alcohol syndrome?

How do I find out what is something similar to fetal alcohol syndrome?

Internet search: Web search may help. Or you can talk to a geneticist and describe symptoms and see if they recognize a specific syndrome. You can also be seen which is always the most complete. ...Read more

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What to do if I have klinefelter's syndrome. I'm kind of small though due to geneticscossey as transgender even though she too has klinefelter's syndrome?

What to do if I have klinefelter's syndrome. I'm kind of small though due to geneticscossey as transgender even though she too has klinefelter's syndrome?

More Information: There are several good web references. I'm not sure about your question. Take a look at http://www.klinefeltersyndrome.org ...Read more