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Possibly: When family members have autoimmune diseases, there is always a risk that other family members may develop an autoimmune disease though it may not be same exact disease. Autoimmune diseases can't be predicted based on genetics alone---there other enviromental factors that may affect their development. ...Read more
Maybe: High resolution ultrasound in the hands of a well trained tech can sometimes pick up male genitals by 13wks. The regular ultrasound used to verify placental location & gestation is not likely to yield results until later.If the kid doesn't cooperate the findings may be inconclusive.Theye are more easily seen by 18 wks. ...Read more
Unclear: Studies show a complex inheritance, but autosomal dominant inheritance is mentioned, which is 50% or greater for offspring of affected parents ...Read more
30-65% chance: Longitudinal studies lasting more than 20 years have shown that adhd resolves in about 35% of children. But if stimulant treatement is started before 7 yo, the risk of persisting into adulthood drops to 35%. In other words, if treatment is started early, instead of a 65% chance of still having adhd in adulthood, the risk drops to 35%. Good reason to treat early. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
What are the risks of the mother if the Uterus tries to push out the baby at 5th month of pregnancy giving the mother unbearable mini labor pain.
Minimal : The risk to the mother is minimal most of the time. The risk to the fetus is significant at that gestational age. Prematurity and it's side effects is very serious. ...Read more
Hi I was seeing all these checklists and one I didn't see was for sarcoidosis I wonder if any of you doctors had thought about doing one this?
All systems.: A list of common symptoms and systems affected in patients with sarcoidosis is difficult because it can affect every system and be different in each patient. The most commonly affected systems are the skin, the eyes and the lungs. The disease is rarely fatal unless the heart is involved. Treatment depends on which systems are affected and usually by a specialist. ...Read more
How come the diagosis of autism spectrum disorders sort of swallowed up all the disabled children?
It hasn't.: There are lots of disabilities other than autism spectrum disorders. The reason why it seems that autism diagnoses are more common is that we have learned that autism is not just the severe form (like rain man), but includes a whole spectrum, ranging from severe down to very mild (like asperger's syndrome). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Reasonable: Babys with shaken baby injury can recover to normal if saved from repetitive injury and chronic trauma. One acute event is often fully overcome. Repeated injury will result in permanent damage. The key is to have appropriate index of suspicion and to refer to a social service team who can remove the baby from the environment soon enough to save him from permanent damage. ...Read more
If a child grows up playing violent video games, would that effect their state of mind in the future?
If the teacher tells me that my daughter forgets things all of the time at school, is this a sign of adhd?
Yes: Your child''s teacher, although not a physician, is a 6 hour daily observer of your child, and his/her input is important in assessing the history of a child undergoing a thorough evaluation for adhd. Forgetfulness is a cardinal symptom of inattention in a child and is a significant observation. Many questionnaires - achenbach, anser, connor's, eg - provide significant input from teachers for doc. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Most of it...: Rt atrium confluence of superior and infrior vena cava pushes through tricuspid; rt vent powers flow through pulm circ. To l. Atrium. It empties into lv through mitral valve. Lv ejection is usually what is measured. Not atrial emptying. Inadequate = lv failure, and back up of flow into la, pulm circ. La wedge pressure a sign of lv diastolic failure. ...Read more
I'm out of town visiting my family and there's a lot of toddlers and babies in the family and I've been carrying them! Will that harm my baby?
X-linked or recesiv: The transmission of albinism will depend on the form involved. A male may have an x-linked or autosomal recessive(ar) form. A female is most likely to have the recessive form. A male would not pass it to his sons but could pass the carrier state to his unaffected daughters who might pass it to her sons. The ar albino only passes a carrier state unless the spouse carries the ar gene. ...Read more
What are the biggest risks to a male child who has growing diagnosis of tourets, ocd, odd, disturbance of conduct, anxiety . Do?
What causes a person to develop asthma at three years old out of the blue? The mother never drunk or smoked and out of nowhere the kid get asthma.
Anaphylaxis risk: There are no studies giving accurate data on anaphylaxis risk in children. The problem is that there are multiple causes of anaphylaxis (foods, drugs, insect stings, latex) and studies usually focus on one trigger. In adults, figures vary, but 1 in 10, 000 is a figure given in a few studies. The risk increases depending on risk and route of exposure and underlying illnesses such as asthma, . ...Read more
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