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What is the probability of a parents passing lupus onto their children?

What is the probability of a parents passing lupus onto their children?

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

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Can you find out the gender of your baby at 13wks along ?

Can you find out the gender of your baby at 13wks along ?

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

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What is the probability of passing on tourettes to your child?

What is the probability of passing on tourettes to your child?

Unclear: Studies show a complex inheritance, but autosomal dominant inheritance is mentioned, which is 50% or greater for offspring of affected parents ...Read more

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Can a child grow out of adhd?

Can a child grow out of adhd?

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 more

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Is it possible that divorced parents at the age of 10 spark fear of abandonment?

Is it possible that divorced parents at the age of 10 spark fear of abandonment?

Divorce: It is certainly possible, try to follow your child's behavior to make sure he or she is not developing anxiety, make sure your child knows that he or she will be loved regardless, also family therapy can be very helpful in helping a child manage a divorcee successfully. Best. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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?

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

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How come the diagosis of autism spectrum disorders sort of swallowed up all the disabled children?

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 more

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What are the chances of a baby with shaken baby syndrome turning out ok?

What are the chances of a baby with shaken baby syndrome turning out ok?

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

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What's the best method of getting children into a good early bedtime routine?

What's the best method of getting children  into a good early bedtime routine?

Routine: Your answer is in your question. Children respond best for bedtimes when their routines are predictable. It takes time, but it will work. ...Read more

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If a child grows up playing violent video games, would that effect their state of mind in the future?

If a child grows up playing violent video games, would that effect their state of mind in the future?

Yes: Studies show that children who play violent video games become insensitive to violence. Young children often cannot separate reality and the violence they see. This can cause the children to mimic violence and not understand the permanent effect. ...Read more

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If the teacher tells me that my daughter forgets things all of the time at school, is this a sign of adhd?

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 more

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What % blood in the atria actually needs to be pushed out of the heart?

What % blood in the atria actually needs to be pushed out of the heart?

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

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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?

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?

Unclear question: How or why would they "harm" your baby? how old is your baby? were the other toddlers sick? Please take the time to form a thoughtful question so you can expect a useful response. ...Read more

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What are the chances of a person with albinism passing his problem to their children?

What are the chances of a person with albinism passing his problem to their children?

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

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What are the biggest risks to a male child who has growing diagnosis of tourets, ocd, odd, disturbance of conduct, anxiety . Do?

What are the biggest risks to a male child who has growing diagnosis of tourets, ocd, odd, disturbance of conduct, anxiety . Do?

A good doctor: A board certified child psychiatrist would be the best one to help sort out the various conditions you mentioned. I would tackle first the one which is the greatest problem at the present time. Good luck. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Asthma: Asthma is very common in children, it may be related to exposure to viruses, it is also related to air pollution and partly it is related to genetic factors if members of the family, maternal or paternal have a history of asthma and allergies. ...Read more

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What are the odds of a child getting anaphylaxis during his entire childhood?

What are the odds of a child getting anaphylaxis during his entire childhood?

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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What is the risk of learning disabilities being passed down to children?

What is the risk of learning disabilities being passed down to children?

Depends: There are many specific types of learning disabilities, some of which such as dyslexia are known to have a genetic component. ...Read more

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