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Risk Of Having A Down Syndrome Baby
Down syndrome is a genetic condition in which there is an extra chromosome present. Symptoms may range from mild to severe. Children with Down syndrome share a common physical appearance including a flattened nose, small ears, a small mouth, upward slanting eyes, and a single crease in the ...Read more
Down's syndrome: Women at risk are usually much older than you. Ask your doctor if there is an indication of a chromosomal abnormality, such as having an extra piece of a 21 chromosome attached to another chromosome or a family history of young women in your family giving birth to children with down syndrome. Your doctor should be able to explain why he feels your are at risk. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am 24, and my tests indicate i'm at high risk having a Down syndrome baby. Should I have the amniocentesis?
Depends: Anyone is at risk for a baby with down syndrome. If testing shows that you are at high risk, the risks of having a baby with down synedrome are higher than the risk of pregnancy loss. The loss with amniocentesis is only 1 in 1600 in experienced hands. The only way to know whether your baby is affected or not is to have an amniocentesis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the possibility of having a Down syndrome baby for 45 y/o woman? 4th pregnancy and previous children are healthy.
Downs syndrome: The chances of having a downs syndrome baby at age 45 is1 in 30. ...Read more
Im 42 and pregnant my partner is 24 what are our odds of having a healthy baby im 42 and pregnant my partner ia 24 and i want to know what are our chances of having a healthy baby...See i had a Down syndrome baby when i was 39 with my ex husband and now i
Relative risk: Your previous DS birth adds 1% to your risk of a repeat.Add that to 1% by age and 4% risk of some unexpected outcome that all pregnant mothers have. So in fact your estimated chance of a normal outcome is 94%.I would encourage you to have screening done and proceed as you wish. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If someone in your family has down syndrome, is there a larger risk that your baby will have down syndrome?
Slight risk: Most down syndrome is sporadic. A few patients with down syndrome have the extra 21 chromosome translocated on to another chromosome. In some of these cases the parents can carry the translocated chromosome in a balanced form and they and other family members could be at increased risk to have children with the syndrome. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My sister has a two yrs old Down syndrome boy.What is the chance that a second baby is also affected?Is there chance to reduce the risk?
Depends: Traditional ds (>85%) have an extra 21 chromosome & recurrence risk runs 1% for young mothers but 1% + the age factor as a women ages. There are uncommon forms of ds due to transfer of pieces between chromosome where the mom or dad could be an asymptomatic carrier. The % of those varies with the defect & it would be best to consult a geneticist. If regular ds, the numbers above apply. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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