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Recently i was diagnosed with eds and stickler syndrome complicated with av block does this mean i won't be able to have kids?
Tough Question: It would be difficult to give that specific an answer in this forum. This condition has many variants and degrees of severity that must be evaluated & discussed with an expert. I would suggest that you see someone who specializes in ehlers danlos syndrome to get those kinds of answers. Good luck to you. ...Read more
Hi I am a uw-whitewater student. I am currently enrolled in a medical aspects class and must interview a doctor who knows about stickler syndrome.
Great! Ask a UW Dr.: There must be a student clinic, or nearby clinic that faculty have medical students, and find out where it is, and if that's a possibility. These doctors train doctors, and may have time to meet with you while they are training the young medical students too. That would be an ideal environment for you to learn from, and be in the front line too! ...Read more
10yr old girl with stickler syndrome has pain & difficulty when straightening knee.. what should I do?
Children: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/stickler-syndrome/basics/definition/con-20027976Get a more detailed answer ›
Daughter-in-law (35) and grandson (9) have sticklers syndrome. She has constant joint pain and hip keeps dislocating. Can't find doctor for her.
Pediatric ortho: Even though she is an adult, she may want to see if a pediatric orthopedist in her area will see her. Call a regional children's hospital for names. They are really very educated about the orthopedic consequences of stickler's. Also make sure they are both seeing an opthalmologist regularly. Some pediatric specialists will see adults if they have congenital/hereditary conditions. ...Read more
Kundalini: The kundalini syndrome has been reported in people with near-death experiences or with some types of yoga & meditation. The main sx is a feeling of energy or heat at the spine. It can also include severe headaches, sense of energy or heat in the hands, ecstasy, body tremor or vibration, sense of heat or cold moving through the body, sensing inner lights as well as other tactile experiences. ...Read more
Extra Y chromosome: About one man in 1000 has an extra Y chromosome and it's likely to be discovered only if there's some investigation because of some problem such as autism. This has given rise to the myth that autism, criminal behavior and so forth are more common in such men. They average taller and tend to get worse acne. The "criminal" claims haven't held up to real science. ...Read more
Highly variable: This is fairly common and quite variable clinically depending on the extent of the deletion. DiGeorge and velocardialfacial syndrome patients may have deletions here. There's a good review at http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/22q112-deletion-syndrome ...Read more
SJS: A very serious skin reaction with very high morbidity and poor prognosis. Drugs are the most common cause, but viral infections (including hiv) have also been implicated. If there is even the slightest concern for sjs, you need to seek immediate dermatologic evaluation as this is a medical emergency. This is in the same family as erythema multiforme and toxic epidermal necrolysis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Sjogren's does give you a somewhat increased risk of malignant lymphoma, and it may run with a disease like lupus or scleroderma which you'd know by now whether or not you have. By itself, sjogren's is a nuisance disease. The most dangerous feature is that maybe 1% of patients get a vasculitis that can cause brain dysfunction that mimics multiple sclerosis. Be alert as it's manageable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Turner's Syndrome: The prognosis for turner's syndrome diagnosed at birth is usually good. They will be short. They have streaked gonads. They can have a webbed neck. There can be lymphedema. There can be associated perceptual problems. They are not necessarily mentally retarded. There can be coarctation of the aorta. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Likely: I am sorry you are experiencing Tietze's syndrome (aka Costochondritis with swelling). But sadly Tietze's syndrome is usually painful, and the only treatment is symptom control. I would advise you visit an Urgent Care clinic/ER when experiencing these episodes and tell the doc you have a history of Tietze's syndrome so that they can tell the difference from a Heart Attack and your condition. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Defective transfer: When eggs/sperm form they go through a process where the pairs of chromosomes split.Each resulting egg or sperm should only have one of the pair. When /if an egg or sperm fails to drop one or part of the chromosome 18, it will have excessive material once conception occurs.That extra material interferes with normal development. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer