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My son has coarctation of the aorta. Should I be concerned?

My son has coarctation of the aorta. Should I be concerned?

Yes but can be resol: Yes but it can be well treated. Please talk to his pediatric cardiologist. ...Read more

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Aorta (Definition)

The aorta is the largest artery in the body, leaving directly from the left ventricle of the heart to supply blood to the entire body. It is made of elastic tissue layers called "intima" and is subject to damage by high blood pressure, smoking, cholesterol, ...Read more


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Should i be concerned if my 80 year old mom has calcification of the aorta is that dangerous?

Should i be concerned if my 80 year old mom has calcification of the aorta is that dangerous?

Most people over 80: Have some degree of "hardening" of the arteries! her pcp can help determine whether or not hers might be dangerous. ...Read more

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Should i be concerned if my daughter has hlhs and she has had her final surgery the fontan. Mild leaking of the tricuspid valve ?

Should i be concerned if my daughter has hlhs and she has had her final surgery the fontan. Mild leaking of the tricuspid valve ?

Typical: Almost always, the tricuspid valve has mild insufficiency (leakage). Even in people with a completely normal heart, tricuspid insufficiency is common. Mild tricuspid insufficiency after fontan procedure in hlhs does not predict any future problems. ...Read more

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If my son has a pda, should I be worried about other heart disease?

If my son has a pda, should I be worried about other heart disease?

Not particularly: A PDA is present in all fetuses & allows the fetus to minimize pumping work of the heart. It allows minimal blood flow into the lungs for growth, pumping most of the blood to the rest of the body for growth & placenta to get more nutrients. In the hours after birth, the PDA usually closes.(not always) rare blue baby heart pbs benefit from having a PDA remain open until surgery. ...Read more

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I have a 14 yr old son that has coarectation of the aorta is this severe?

I have a 14 yr old son that has coarectation of the aorta is this severe?

Depends: It depends on the severity of the coarctation. Some are very mild. I suspect your child has hypertension which lead to the coarctation diagnosis. In these cases, the coarctation is usually severe enough to require treatment. We can often do this in the cath lab. The procedure is generally safe, but there are risks. Please discuss this with your child's cardiologist. ...Read more

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Given the fact that I have 3 brain aneurysms and an asd should I be concerned over a slight size diff. In my pupils?

Given the fact that I have 3 brain aneurysms and an asd should I be concerned over a slight size diff. In my pupils?

Not necessarily: Anisocoria, or a difference between the size of the pupils, can be present to a small degree, up to one millimeter, in normal people. If the pupillary difference you are noticing is different from before, it would be reasonable to mention this to your doc. In any case, you probably need following for the aneurysms on a regular basis to be sure no change in size. Pupils not related to asd. ...Read more

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I took my 3 year old son to the Doctor and found that he had 3-4 beats of clonus in his Left ankle? What could this mean? Should I be worried?

I took my 3 year old son to the Doctor and found that he had 3-4 beats of clonus in his Left ankle? What could this mean? Should I be worried?

Hyperreflexia: or overactive tendon reflexes suggests injury to brain or spinal cord. This could be from inflammation like infection, electolyte imbalance, tumor or other lesion. Kids tend to have active ankle reflexes, and several beats of clonus in the ankle is a common finding but asymmetry or persistent clonus needs investigation. It is very common in mild cerebral palsy. Symptoms and developement are clue ...Read more

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My 3 weeks old son has swelling in his right nipple, is that cause for concern? What should we do?

My 3 weeks old son has swelling in his right nipple, is that cause for concern? What should we do?

Usually normal: It's normal for babies (boys and girls) to have mild or even swollen, enlarged breasts and/or lumps under the nipple. Almost always benign and due to exposure to maternal hormones in the womb, same hormones that cause the mother's breasts to swell and produce milk. Over weeks to months, no more exposure to the hormones, the breast tissue begins to shrink and eventually flattens. ...Read more

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Should i be concerned if my son is 5 months old and has a raised lump on the back of his head?

Should i be concerned if my son is 5 months old and has a raised lump on the back of his head?

Not necesarily: Lymph glands are part similar to drainage ditches around a city, they collect serum that is not in blood vessels, remove debris in the gland ; eventually return the fluid to the heart.They are located in intestines from the tonsils to the rear end, under your skin in various locations, along your organs inside the body.Those located in the neck ; head are noticed because they are not buried in tissu. ...Read more

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Should i be concerned if my grand daughter who is in the hospital is 12 years old and has numerous brain tumors?

Should i be concerned if my grand daughter who is in the hospital is 12 years old and has numerous brain tumors?

A significant issue: Perhaps she has neurofibromatosis, or von hippel lindau disease, but could also possess multiple gliomas or other childhood tumors. Your question is best answered from the doctors caring for her now. Schedule a family conference and discuss in detail. ...Read more

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Should i be concerned if my daughter is 6yrs old recently was diganoised with scolosis but my main concern is an enlarged chest bone on?

Should i be concerned if my daughter is 6yrs old recently was diganoised with scolosis but my main concern is an enlarged chest bone on?

She needs to be seen: By an orthopaedic surgeon in any case but most likely the chest bone appearance is related to the scoliosis of the spine which is really a coiling or twist of the spine that can lead to abnormal appearances in the chest and rib cage as well in addition to the pelvis/hip region. ...Read more

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Should i be concerned if my best friends friend just found out that his one year old cousin has mps and i'm wondering what it is and what the life expectancy is?

Should i be concerned if my best friends friend just found out that his one year old cousin has mps and i'm wondering what it is and what the life expectancy is?

It is genetic: "mucopolysaccharidoses (mps) and related diseases are genetic lysosomal storage diseases (lsd) caused by the body's inability to produce specific enzymes." i would not be worried. Some forms of mps are more of a problem than others. I would not worry about something you cannot control. Instead be supportive. Here is a good place to start: http://www.Mpssociety.Org/. ...Read more

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My thirteen year old daughter has a "buckle fracture" on her wrist. Should I be concerned about possible weaknesses that would have caused this?

My thirteen year old daughter has a "buckle fracture" on her wrist. Should I be concerned about possible weaknesses that would have caused this?

Not likely: Most often a "buckle fracture" is the result of trauma or injury. If there is a reasonable mechanism of injury (for example a fall) then a reasonable outcome is a buckle type of fracture. In the vast majority of cases, if this is appropriately treated, there are no long term sequelae. ...Read more

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My one year old has had a muscle spasm/twitch with his mouth since he was a newborn. What may be causing this and should I be concerned?

My one year old has had a muscle spasm/twitch with his mouth since he was a newborn.  What may be causing this and should I be concerned?

Have it looked into: A good neuro exam and EEG are usually warranted. He can't tell you what is going on at this age. ...Read more

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My pediatrician discovered a PDA heart murmur in my daughter. What can be done?

My pediatrician discovered a PDA heart murmur in my daughter. What can be done?

Depends: A PDA is caused when a natural by-pass channel during pregnancy does not close after delivery when the blood oxygen levels rise. In most it causes no problems in early infancy. If it does not close by itself later, a pediatric cardiologist will often close it before or after school age.This can be done with an umbrella like device that is passed through a tube from a blood vessel in the groin. ...Read more