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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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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 are the risks of having a baby with downs syndrome when you are over 34?

About 1/400 at 35: The risk increases each year as you get older. At age 45 the risk is about 1/35 for example. But remember, that also means a 34/35 (or 97%) chance the baby wouldn't have ds. ...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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Can someone have the physical features of someone with downs syndrome but not actually have it?

Can someone have the physical features of someone with downs syndrome but not actually have it?

Yes: Some features of down syndrome are seen in other malformation syndromes. The hypotonia, congenital heart disease and dermatoglyphic abnormalities are common in a variety of these other syndromes. ...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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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 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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