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Oldest Living Child With Holoprosencephaly
Undetermined: Potential depends on the severity of the defect and associated features. Many die before birth and most have a brief existence. The defect involves a great range from very major to minor, with longevity matching the degree of defect. See www. Ninds. Nih. Gov/disorders/holoprosencephaly for more information ...Read more
Maybe none: If I am understanding the question correctly, you're asking if someone who has a child with holoporsencephaly has genetic problems themselves. As dr ferfuson said, this problem is sometimes associated with genetic problems *in the kid.* children with these types of problems can be born from perfectly normal parents. It just happens. To be sure, parents can get tested if they want. ...Read more
I am 35 weeks pregnant and had two abortions and one induced abortion at 5 months due to holoprosencephaly child that was very painful want to know how much painful this time ll be to deliver a baby and whether baby will come on time or earlier?
Labor hurts: Most women find labor a lot of work and painful. They are blessed with selective forgetting since most are willing to do it again later. Your history of prior abortions will have no particular impact on the process. Labor will start when it decides to. Only about 5% deliver on their due date while 80% + deliver within 2 wks of it. ...Read more
Undivided brain: Most of us have 2 halves in our brain, known as "hemispheres". Holoprosencephaly (HPE) is abnormal division of the embryo's brain and lack of separation of the cerebral hemispheres. HPI can be mild to severe and can cause defects in the development of the face and in brain structure and function. ...Read more
When the embryo's forebrain does not divide to form bilateral cerebral hemispheres (the left and right halves of the brain), it causes defects in the development of the face and in brain structure and function.
In less severe cases, babies are born with normal or near-normal brain development and facial deformities that may affect the eyes, nose, and upper lip. The condition can be mild or severe. ...Read more
Lobar Holopreosenceh: I believe you are referring to Lobar Holopreosencehaly in which the brain is not formed well leading to severe mental retardation. This is a rare condition from failure of the brain to completely divide into two separate halves. Many parts of the entire brain may be fused and not allow normal function. This may be as a result of some chromosomal disorders. A more complete descriptionfromgeneticist ...Read more
Yes, some.: The fetal/neonatal brain has enough plasticity to allow for mild/moderate porencephalic cases to function at an acceptable level after a long and hard road to recovery. Lissencephaly and holoprosencephaly are developmental disorders of the brain anatomy and usually are manifested with recalcitrant seizures, profound neurodevelopmental delay and limitations to independent living. ...Read more
It can be detected during the pregnancy, but by the mean of the obstetrical ultrasonography and depends on the skills of the technician performing the procedure.
The other screening tests performed during pregnancy, may predict some of the chromosomal disorders, associated with holoprosencephaly, such as trisomy 13. ...Read more
Everything does: All of our experiences affect our lives. It depends on the care provided in the foster home, how long the child was there, and most importantly - how the child views the experience. Living in a foster home isn't ideal but happens when a home environment isn't safe or nurturing for a child. Children who live in foster homes often go on to be happy and healthy throughout their lives. ...Read more
Scabies: scabies is caused by an organism called a mite. It is very infectious. It affects people of all races and social classes. It spreads by close bodily contact and is often seen in crowded conditions such as nursing homes, prisons and extended care facilities. The infected person needs to be treated quickly and it is important to wash all the linen, cloths and bedding from an infected person. ...Read more
Please help. My child is only living on liquids. He say his scared to swallow and when he wants to swallow it feels like he is gonna choke. Please hel?
Toddler broke a cfl in living room and touched it. We vacuumed it, toddler in room when cleaning up. We ventilated and evacuated the room only after cleanup and 10 minutes did this harm my child?
Broken CFL bulb:
See following site for proper cleanup: http://www2.Epa. Gov/cfl/cleaning-broken-cfl
since child touched it & was present during cleanup, may want to contact pediatrician for test for mercury level. Can also call poison control # from website for more data. Follow instructions provided on website. ...Read more
Daughter is the only child, after my stroke I cannot give everything, she screaming at me. Now I'm living w my dad?
Family therapy will: Help everyone in the household share their feelings about your current physical status. Your daughter probably needs individual therapy, as well. Ask your doctor, physical therapist, home health nurse or social worker for referrals to a stroke survivor group ; to appropriate counselors. ...Read more
Adapt: First learn english if he does not already. Then he/she will quickly adapt to an american life style. ...Read more
How can a fetal maternal medicine specialist. Help me exactly with triploidy? Can they advise me on how to keep my child alive n what precotions I need
Information: My condolences on this diagnosis. This is not the pregnancy anybody wants. If the diagnosis is correct, the baby may not make it to term & if born will live only a short time. There are likely to be many congenital anomalies. The MFM specialist can help you manage a difficult pregnancy & bring in other specialists to educate you on what you face. ...Read more
If someone was raped as a child, would it be likely to have HIV 18 years later without any symptoms and living a normal life? The raped occurred 18 years ago. The person lives a perfect normal life. Average weight and no symptoms or sickness during those
According to a 2010 review in "the journal of the american medical association, " fewer than one-half of one percent of untreated hiv-infected individuals remain asymptomatic for up to 20 years. Most people with untreated HIV infection develop aids within a decade of infection. Treatment with antiviral drugs improves survival and helps prevent progression to aids.
The chance of HIV infection in the person mentioned in your question is very low. If you suspect HIV infection, a simple blood test will address your concerns. Your doctor can answer any questions you may have about this test. ...Read more
Not necessarily: While liver transplant is sometimes done as a life sustaining procedure with low levels of anti-hla antibodies to the donor, this is a higher risk transplant. The precise circumstances of the donor and recipient need to be carefully evaluated by the team responsible for the transplant. ...Read more
My quad results showed I have a 1:454 of having a child with Down's Syndrome. Should I have an amniocentesis performed? I am currently living in China and my doctor recommended I get the amniocentesis but I am not sure I should since the risk for DS is so
Amnio has risks too.: Only you can make a decision regarding your pregnancy, but how will the results of the test alter your decision to carry pregnancy to term? Will it affect you ability to bond with your unborn baby? Overall lifetime risk of DS is 1:800 but slightly less in women under 30 and significantly higher after age 40, so your risk is still low. Www. Mayoclinic. Org/tests-procedures/amniocentesis/basics/ ...Read more
What is the right age for a child to move out of parents home? Is it wrong for a 20 year old to still being living at home. She has a job and helps out but wanted to know if there is an age that is not good for a adult child to live at home. She is planni
18-25: 18-25 on average, but of course it depends on multiple factors. ...Read more
See below: Once corrected, there should be no effect on life expectancy. ...Read more
In august my baby pasted away from an genetic disorder if I had another child could it happen again I have 5 other living children 3 with different fathers nothing wrong with them then I have my last 3 by the same father which sad to say my little girl wa
Recommend evaluation: I am sorry for your loss. The risk of it happening again depends on what your child had, whether either parent could be a carrier. Sometimes risk is very low, close to zero% (if genetic condition happened in the baby for the first time), 25% if both parents carriers of a condition, or other risk depending on the condition. I would recommend formal genetic evaluation and counseling. ...Read more
I have pcos along with pelvic scar tissue. I have been pregnant 7 times over a course of 14 years with only 1 living child. What could be causing this?
Many possible causes: Were your other 6 pregnancies miscarriages or tubal pregnancies? You have more chance of another success than multiple miscarriages with no child. With 2 or more miscarriages we look for low egg supply, uterine problems like polyps or fibroids, abnormal antibodies, blood clotting disorders, hormonal problems, & genetic tests if needed. See a reproductive endocrinology/ infertility (rei) specialist. ...Read more
I needcontract with adult child living at home. Both mother and son have extreme anxiety issues, including depression and lack of self-worth.
Whatever the way of living has been, it doesn't seem successful.
Anxiety and depression are hard to bear & hard to live with. Maybe time to take all to a therapist and see what can be done to change things. This does not have to be permanent.
Sometimes one personalone cannot find a better way. The chances improve when a thearpist witha different view joins in. ...Read more
Looking for a Top Safe GYN who can save my uterus I would like to have a child. I have a huge Fibroids and I'm tired of living like I'm pregnant. Help?
Where are you?: It would be very helpful if you would kindly include your state of residence in your inquiry. Highly qualified physicians are located nationwide on HealthTap! ...Read more
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