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What is the risk of downs syndrome for a 36 year old mother?

1/287: Latest numbers show a risk of 1 in 287 births at age 36 not taking into consideration any other factors. ...Read more

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What's downs syndrome?

What's downs syndrome?

Downs syndrome: Down syndrome is a genetic disorder that causes lifelong mental retardation, developmental delays and other problems. Down syndrome varies in severity, so developmental problems range from moderate to serious. ...Read more

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What are my chances of having downs syndrome if I am a 37yo female?

What are my chances of having downs syndrome if I am a 37yo female?

1:225: It's 1:150 in the 2nd trimester and 1:225 at birth - see http://www.Ds-health.Com/risk.Htm. ...Read more

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Could downs syndrome be a part of asd?

Could downs syndrome be a part of asd?

Please be specific: When asking questions on the site please avoid using initials or labels that may have several interpretations. ASD could relate to a heart defect or autistic spectrum disorder as an example & the answer would differ significantly.Though ds patients can have the heart defect, autism spectrum label would be considered inappropriate for a ds patient even though some of the symptom features overlap. ...Read more

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Are there ways to prevent having a child with downs syndrome?

Are there ways to prevent having a child with downs syndrome?

Yes: Most often, down's syndrome, or trisomy 21, occurs in women over the age of 35 and increases with age. For people at risk, there are definitive diagnostic tests (cvs and amniocentesis) that can confirm or rule out a chromosomal abnormality. Also, most states offer comprehensive screening tests that inform patients whether they are at increased or decreased risk of carrying a down's syndrome baby. ...Read more

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Are there any races that are genetically linked to downs syndrome?

Are there any races that are genetically linked to downs syndrome?

No: Down sydrome occurs in all races and all ethnic groups at about the same rate. It is probably impossible to truly compare occurence rates in various groups because of the many inter-racial or inter-ethnic families in america. A study done about 20 years ago reported that hispanic women had a slightly higher rate of down syndrome babies, but I am not sure how valid those study results are. ...Read more

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Why do people with downs syndrome have exceptionally long tongues?

Why do people with downs syndrome have exceptionally long tongues?

Physical Trait: People with Down Syndrome have oversize tongue(Macroglossia) It is a physical trait that is there because of Down's Syndrome ...Read more

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How often do babies with downs syndrome also have problems with vsd?

How often do babies with downs syndrome also have problems with vsd?

50%: About half of babies with down syndrome will have congenital heart disease. The majority will have atrioventricular septal defect, aka av canal or endocardial cushion defect. ...Read more

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How does blood determines how high or low risk you are of having downs syndrome baby?

How does blood determines how high or low risk you are of having downs syndrome baby?

They r getting bette: at finding the baby's cells in the blood of the mother. With that, they can see if the baby has abnormal chromosomes and if the baby has Down's. ...Read more

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What to do if I have downs syndrome. how do I get my friends to stop calling me names?

Get new friends: Sorry to hear that your friends and truly NOT your friends and if they can not except you for who YOU are then you need to find others that will appreciate you for who you are. GET NEW FRIENDS. No worries ...Read more

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If there is no sign of Down syndrome in my family, what are the chances I will have a child with downs?

If there is no sign of Down syndrome in my family, what are the chances I will have a child with downs?

Getting higher: These risks are basically related to age.As you pass 40 it hits 1% and by 45=2% and after 50 as much as 5%.You must add that to the 4% baseline every pregnancy faces. There are screening tests that help yu know ahead of time that a problem is coming. ...Read more

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What are the odds of having a child with downs syndrome in the u.S., if you do all the appropriate screenings?

What are the odds of having a child with downs syndrome in the u.S., if you do all the appropriate screenings?

Age dependent: One fourth of pregnancies that are affected by downs are either stillborn or miscarried, that said, one of the greatest variables is maternal age at conception. If you are 20 years old the risk is roughly 1 in 1600, if you are 35 the risk is about 1 in 380 and if you are 40 it is about 1 in 106. ...Read more

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Why do downs syndrome kids have trouble eating?

Why do downs syndrome kids have trouble eating?

Eating: Size of mouth and oral cavity usually crowded by size of the toungue.. Have your child seen by your pediatrician for appropriate physical examination and reccs and referrals. ...Read more

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Does an av canal defect cause downs syndrome?

Does an av canal defect cause downs syndrome?

No: Av canal does not cause down syndrome, but av canal is one of the abnormalities that make up down syndrome (a syndrome is a group of abnormalities that appear together in affected persons). The cause of down syndrome is the presence of an extra chromosome #21. ...Read more

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Is downs syndrome an inborn error of metabolism?

Is downs syndrome an inborn error of metabolism?

Extrachromosome: Down syndrome is due to one extra copy of chromosome number 21, trisomy 21. It is not due to a single gene defect affecting metabolism of one entity. ...Read more

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Is the simian crease present in all downs syndrome babies?

Is the simian crease present in all downs syndrome babies?

No: This is listed is present in about 45% of infants with ds but may be seen at least on one side in 5-7% of normal infants. ...Read more