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Puberty: Yes it does, maybe even a little earlier in the 10-15 range.
ROUND FACIAL FEATURE: Round facial appearance due to excess cortisone usually given to treat a chronic inflammatory disease. Rarely due to a adrenal gland tumor.
No: Having TMJ should not affect your face, unless you are in a lot of pain and you have a pained expression on your face. Tmj has to do with the muscles that move your jaw spasming or cramping causing pain. This should not affect how your muscles look, as the spasm is deep in the muscle. So, I would say you shouldn't notice any facial changes due to tmj.See 2 more doctor answers
Genetics: The vast majority of ds patients will have enough similarities in physical appearance to be recognized by knowledgeable people. This is caused by the effect of the extra chromosome material on every cell of the body during the formation of all facial and body structures.
My facial appearance has changed so much from 15 yrs to 16 yrs and I don't know why, I know faces change in puberty but I just don't look like myself?
:): This is your new mature face, Believe me when I tell you, who you are comes from within. And don't forget this is advice from a person who has not seen the old "you" or the new "you"!
My son was born with asymmetric crying facies (some doctors called it cullp) – he is 3 years old now and it is still visible. Can anything be done?
Probably not: There are various expressions of this condition: simple missing muscle in that part of face to a complex abnormality of chromosome 22 with far reaching problems, including heart, blood, eye and brain defects. If all your child has is an asymmetric cry, count yourself blessed. Be sure there has been a thorough workup looking for above.
Will a missing molar tooth affect the facial appearance (on the exterior), skin flexibility, jaw volum loss, . as time goes by? I can't afford an implant
Missing tooth: Molars are key teeth in your mouth. They serve to bring food and that's where most of the chewing occurs. Losing a tooth in one jaw causes the tooth in the opposing jaw to over erupt and the neighboring teeth to drift. A replacement in the form of a "bridge" or an implant crown may be indicated to prevent any undesirable consequences. Consult with your dentist to determine the right treatment.See 3 more doctor answers
Can one reverse the muscular changes and facial appearance changes from teeth grinding? My jaw has widened and hardened. Can the masseter muscle atophy
Perhaps: Orthodontic and Oral Surgical consults are in order.See 1 more doctor answer
My ESR has come to 700 in a test. Is it normal for a 26 year non pregnant female. There is also a trace of RBC in my urine. Any prima facie diagnosis?
Abnormal Tests: Your ESR is very high and rbc in urine is abnormal. You have to discuss with your doctor the significance of these tests. Why the test was ordered and what more tests you need and what your symptoms are. So make an appt, we can not give you any diagnosis based on these tests at this site.
Mongoloid eyes.: That's a genetic predisposition.Get a more detailed answer ›
Old world term: Quite a while back & before the chromosome defect was found in '60's, the the facial structure of down syndrome kids/adults, reminded folks of the features of mongolian race. Original scientific publications uses that terminology. It was well into the '70's before the descriptions began to change & the public began to use more modern descriptors. The important people in your kids life don't use it.
None. "Mongoloid" is: Considered an ethnically pejorative term & is no longer used to describe the facial features of flat mid-face, flat nasal bridge, epicanthic folds, skin folds of the inner corners of the eyes & up-slanting palpebral fissures or eye openings that are characteristic facial features of people with Down Syndrome but also are seen in many perfectly neurotypical individuals of Asian descent.See 1 more doctor answer
Individualized: Approach. There are many causes that may include: stress, hormones, infections, inflammation, structural to name a few. Best is to work together with a gastroenterologist to arrive at the correct answer for you. Everyone is different and there is not one straight approach. You may start with as simple as an elimination diet and record which foods may aggravate you. Best wishes!