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Question about syndactyly?

Question about syndactyly?

Using this site: To get the best use out of this site, you provide background information on the problem & ask a clear question based on that information.You did not.The physicians contribute their time to answer for free.Any minor cost for wordy questions pays to keep the site open.You are welcome to start over, but if you place no value on the answer, why waste your time? ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Byrnes
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Fused Fingers (Definition)

Is a common congenital condition where webbing or attachments between fingers or toes persists until birth. During the development of a child in utero programmed cellular intructions lead to the separation of fingers and toes into distinct members. If something either genetic or familial or syndromic ( assocaited with other issues) interferes then the fingers/toes do ...Read more


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Question about omphalocele? Is it genetic?

Question about omphalocele? Is it genetic?

Possibly: Sometimes omphalocele is associated with a chromosomal abnormality. It can also be associated with a gene mutation. But it can also occur for no apparent reason. ...Read more

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Question about fibromyalgia syndrome.?

Question about fibromyalgia syndrome.?

Question: What are you asking about fibromyalgia? This is an excellent site to look at for information. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/fibromyalgia/ds00079. ...Read more

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Any information about camptodactyly?

Any information about camptodactyly?

Congenital deformity: Condition one is born with and requires no treatment as well as no treatment has shown efficacy. ...Read more

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Question about pleurisy/pleuritis. Same?

Question about pleurisy/pleuritis. Same?

I believe so: Pleurisy is inflammation of the lining of the lungs and chest (the pleura) that leads to chest pain (usually sharp) when you take a breath or cough. ...Read more

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Dentists! question about veneers, what is lifespan of them?

Dentists! question about veneers, what is lifespan of them?

Varies: The life span varies on your diet, habits like chewing ice and grinding you teeth, but the average life span is 5 years but they could last much longer. ...Read more

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A question about ciprofloxin--any risks?

A question about ciprofloxin--any risks?

Various: Ciprofloxacin like most antibiotics has many potential side effects although most patients tolerate them without problems. Nausia, vomiting and diarrhea are among the most common side effects. Allergic reactions occur occasionally. Rarely elderly or immunocompromised patients can develop tendonitis or tendon rupture especially of the achilles tendon. C. Difficile colitis can occur. ...Read more

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Question about perhaps chromosomal disorder: what symptoms come with marfan's syndrome?

Question about perhaps chromosomal disorder:  what symptoms come with marfan's syndrome?

Tall with armspan: Greater than height, ectopic lens, dilated aorta and many other subtle problems, common in kentucky. ...Read more

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Question about transparent teeth?

Question about transparent teeth?

Beautiful solutions: When enamel has been lost and becomes very thin the underlying yellow orange dentin is no longer masked by this translucent enamel. It appears transparent. Dental scientist and material experts have developed superior sturdy enamel substitutes in the form of ceramics and ceramic/composite combination. Complete, partial and on lay crowns are first choice. Frequently veneers on front teeth work. ...Read more

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What questions ask obgyn in week 34 appreciated. about twin?

What questions  ask obgyn  in week 34 appreciated. about twin?

Plan for delivery: I would ask your obgyn how the babies are growing. Are they about the same size, or is one a lot bigger than the other? I would also ask about delivery. Are you having a c/section or vaginal delivery. Are you getting your tubes tied? What to do if you go into labor or your water bag breaks? Have you had your flu vaccine and whooping cough vaccine? GBS culture? Congratulations! ...Read more

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Can you please help me answer this question on turner syndrome, what is missing?

Can you please help me answer this question on turner syndrome, what is missing?

Part or all of an X: Most females are born with 46 chromosomes, 2 of which are x chromosomes (usually sex determining, but not always). When a piece or all of one of these x chromosomes is missing, a female may be diagnosed with ts. ...Read more

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Question about estratesti would love any personal stories or opinions about this med.?

Question about estratesti would love any personal stories or opinions about this med.?

Avoid: Estratest (esterified estrogens and methylestosterone) is a pill with estrogen and testosterone combined. The testosterone (male hormone) doses are generally too high for women, and should be avoided. ...Read more

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Why can't i ask questions is there a limit?

Why can't i ask questions is there a limit?

As with all things..: "everything in moderation" applies to all things in life. There is no limit as long as one lives by that philosophy. For regular, free, public questions, they should be less than 150 characters. If a member is asking the same or similar question over and over and over, doctors will see that the question has already been answered and are not likely to re-answer it. ...Read more

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Question about cancer - what is the ras mutation?

Question about cancer - what is the ras mutation?

Oncogene: All mammalian cells express 3 related Ras proteins, termed H-Ras, K-Ras, and N-Ras, that promote oncogenesis when they are mutationally activated. K-Ras mutations are frequently observed in cancer, and each isoform displays preferential coupling to particular cancer types. Mutations of the K-Ras gene occur in over 90% of pancreatic carcinomas. ...Read more

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What is your opinion about circumcision?

What is your opinion about circumcision?

Personal decision: I trained and work in settings where circumcision is the norm, I have seen variable outcome of both choises.Infants without can get uti's often before a month of age, circ'd kids do not. It was the most requested elective surgery among sailers during my service years.I have done in excess of a thousand without problems. But to me it is work, and the decision is usually made before i meet the folks. ...Read more