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Doctor insights on: Malicious Mother Syndrome

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Can my mother have munchausens syndrome?

Can my mother have munchausens syndrome?

Yes: If she feigns illness in order to get the warmth that a hospitalized patient receives, then she has it. ...Read more

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What is the risk of downs syndrome for a 36 year old mother?

1/287: Latest numbers show a risk of 1 in 287 births at age 36 not taking into consideration any other factors. ...Read more

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What does maternal age have to do with the possibility of down syndrome?

What does maternal age have to do with the possibility of down syndrome?

Statistical risks: The risks of DS are at the low point in the early twenties, (~1/2700) and climb past 1/100 at 45 and over 1/20 after 55. The usual explanation is the accumulated toxic events of a woman's life can cause the eggs that sit in her ovary to become damaged as they age. ...Read more

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Why would maternal age be associated with an increase in errors that lead to down syndrome?

Why would maternal age be associated with an increase in errors that lead to down syndrome?

A woman's eggs are : as old as she is. An embryo receives ½ it's chromosomes from Dad & ½ from Mom. DNA replicates in each parental chromosome pair & crosses over between 2 sister chromatids joined in the center that then split into egg cells. At 35 & >, cohesion of maternal sister chromatids is progressively impaired, ^ing the risk of an egg's receiving 2 or 0 copies of a chromosome. Her 2 + Dad's 1 Chr. 21 = DS ...Read more

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What is maternal hypotensive syndrome? And does turning patient on left side increase bp, if so, how?

What is maternal hypotensive syndrome? And does turning patient on left side increase bp, if so, how?

Compress vena cava: During pregnancy as uterus gets big and heavy it compresses the inferior vena cava when mother lays on her back. Vena cava is the big vein that drains blood from lower body into the heart. Laying on your left side takes pressure off the vena cava to avoid this compression by the uterus. ...Read more

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My mother has complex regional pain syndrome. Does that mean anything significant?

My mother has complex regional pain syndrome. Does that mean anything significant?

Yes: Complex regional pain syndrome (crps) is a chronic pain condition that can affect any area of the body, but often affects an arm or a leg. Doctors aren't sure what causes crps. Some think this is problem with the sympathetic nervous system and others an autoimmune condition. Crps can occur after a minor injury or after nerve damage. ...Read more

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My mother has developed antiphospholipid syndrome. What is it exactly?

My mother has developed antiphospholipid syndrome. What is it exactly?

Autoimmune problem: With apa-s, the immune system produces antibodies against normal proteins in the body. Most importantly, blood clots can form in the legs and lungs, and there is a higher risk of strokes. As a gynecologist, I have concerns regarding a higher risk of miscarriages and stillbirths. Treatment centers on preventing a clot or treating one if it already exists. ...Read more

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My first cousin has confirmed lynch syndrome. Mother, aunts, and on dad's side don't have it to my knowledge. Chance of having it based off that?guess

My first cousin has confirmed lynch syndrome. Mother, aunts, and on dad's side don't have it to my knowledge. Chance of having it based off that?guess

Need more detail: Your chance is probably under 25% but difficult without more detail. When you discuss your relatives, on which side of the family are they? Your cousin could be a brand new mutation in the family which would mean you have very little risk. However, your cousin's parent could be a carrier which means that your parent has a 50% chance and you would have a 50% chance to inherit. Baysian risk ...Read more

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My mother has developed neuroleptic malignant syndrome. What is it exactly?

My mother has developed neuroleptic malignant syndrome. What is it exactly?

A serious issue: This is a rare but serious problem which is usually related to taking medications for psychiatric treatment, or sometimes for parkinson's disease. It causes fever, muscle rigidity, unstable blood pressure and other problems. The medication causing nms must be identified and discontinued. If you ever need anesthesia, be sure to tell the anesthesiologist if you've had this problem. ...Read more

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Can gilbert syndrome be hereditary? My doctor said I have it because my mothers father, my grandfather had it when he was my age.

Can gilbert syndrome be hereditary? My doctor said I have it because my mothers father, my grandfather had it when he was my age.

Yes most of the time: In gilbert syndrome one of the most common genetic disorder due to mutation in ugtiai gene, due to lack of enzyme that conjugates bilirubin causes jaundice. ...Read more