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Is it possible to have both parents with o positive bloodtype, but their child have o negative blood type?
Yes: The rh factor is inherited through separate genetic means from the blood type. The rh factor is a dominant gene, meaning only one gene is needed to cause expression of the factor. So two rh + parents can have a rh+/rh- gene pattern and have a 1/4 chance with every conception of having an rh-/rh- baby, 1/4 chance of rh+/rh+ baby and 1/2 of carrier rh+/rh-. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My wife has Rubella IGG- positive & IGM -Negative, she is 23 years old, We are planning for child, will this effect child. She had 'Miscarriage' once.
Can a stool test reveal what particular type of pseudamonas a child has if stool test shows positive for pseudamonas growth, but child is asymptomatic?
Yes: The lab can do some refined testing to determine the strain. Pseudomonas is an occasional finding in a normal kids stool. It is not particularly worrisome. ...Read more
Rh negative and not sure who the baby's father is. Odd are Rh positive like 85% of the population, right?
Yes: Each parent has two rh genes. It only takes one positive gene to make a person rh positive, so each parent can have a positive and a negative rh gene. Both genes have to be rh negative for someone to be rh negative. Since each parent only contributes one gene to child, the child can get a negative gene from each parent and therefore be rh negative. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Toddler aspirates, is hypotonic, & has developmental delays. Mri&genetic testing are both scheduled. What is the liklihood we will ever know "why"?
Very good: This scenario suggests a possible inborn error of metabolism. (aspiration in the face of hypotonia and developmental delays). Genetic testing will include testing for inborn errors and will include detailed chromosome analysis if metabolic testing is not diagnostic. You are in Red Lodge so likely will go to Billings where the genetic services are superb. Bring detailed medical and family info. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
17 yr old healthy female, family doctor claimed positive test, free clinic said negative. Only 3wks along. What are the chances of false positive?
Is CMV IgG positive and IgM negative a serious prolem to my 4 month old baby. He got this IgG from his mother whose test results are same as above?
Pediatrics: when should a parent get their child tested for oppositional defiant disorder (odd)? My 4 year old has been acting provocative and oppositional to adults which is beyond our control. The child frequently tantrums, constantly questions rules an
Your's : Your's child's behavior is obviously disrupting his life as well as yours. It sounds like you have tried some behvior modification techniques and haven't been successful. The first place to start is with your pediatrician to help guide you to resources in your area for child psychologists or developmental/ behavioral pediatric specialists. These specialist can help determine if this is a simple behavioral problem that can be managed with behavioral techniques or if there he has a disorder such as odd, adhd. It sounds like it's time to ask for help. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Could a facial injury in 2 y.O be the only reason for speech delay? His CT showed no damage. Has had genetic testing. Only delay is expressive language. Receptive is age-appropriate.
Daughter is pregnant with twins saw EIF on the girls no other marker or family history how worried should she be about down syndrome?
My daughter is four. I'm worried about her development. Is autism an inherited trait or a developmental trait based on the child's environment?
Inherited latest: The latest thinking is that genes play a strong role. Much research is ongoing in autism genetics with some great discoveries. If you are concerned about her development, then I'm concerned too! At your daughter's age, she should be able to have a thorough evaluation and reach a diagnosis of developmental disorder, or not. Start with your general pediatrician and seek specialty care if necessary ...Read more
Will it b right for a man to marry his father's sister's daughter if there are no close relative marriages in their parents generation.Genetic defect?
Consanguinous marria: We discourage consanguinous marriages because sometimes there are genes that when they meet a second one to make a pair ( i mean on e from father and one from mom), the babies might show severe genetic diseases although there are also very healthy kids from consanguinous marriages. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, its possible.: Certain kinds of testicular cancer (choriocarcinoma, embryonal carcinoma, & 10% of seminoma) can produce beta-hcg, the compound that home pregnancy tests (hpt) detect. Not all testicular tumors produce this marker, so an hpt is not a good screening test for testis cancer. Testicular self-exam is still the most important for early detection. Beta-hcg is also elevated with other cancers in men. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: The rh factor is determined from both parents. Each parent contributes one half of the infant's rh type. Each parent has 2 rh genes. So, if each parent (of the child in question) has a "split" rh:(-)/(+), i.e. Half negative and half positive--they are reported as "positive". Yet if each parent contributes the "blank" or rh negative portion to baby then he is (-)/(-) or rh negative! ...Read more
Sequential test risk was 1/5000 and age 1/972 for DS, but sono found a white spot on baby heart. Did Harmony test, how likely will test be negative?
If a child has been separated traumatically from its mother at birth and developed r.a.d, diagnosed with and displays symptoms of r.a.d at only the biological mother, if the court terminates her parental rights to cure him will that?
No: How old is the child? Perhaps the child is struggling between desire to reconcile with mother and anger toward her and many other emotions. Simply having court terminate mother‘s right will not solve the deeper psychological problem the child may be having. The best outcome usually comes from reconciliation, with guidance, if possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
3 MCs no live birth. 2 MCs turner's & trisomy14 in fetus. Parents karyotyping normal. What other genetic tests shld be done. Risk of abnormal child ?
Yes: Advances in HIV care in pregnancy have made mother to baby transmission in the US the exception rather than the rule.Mom's infectious disease specialist works to keep her condition in check and the OB works to make delivery a controlled event.Baby will undergo a variety of tests & normally take meds for a while.When tests show baby is clear initially, monitoring continues for a time until sure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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