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What Is Low Risk For Down Syndrome
Incidence increases : The incidence of down syndrome actually begin to increase after the mid twenties and cross the 1/100 risk from 40-44 & 1/50 at 45+. Risk of an unexpected outcome is a steady 4% for any pregnancy + any added issues. Where & how you can find a spouse or surrogate to carry an heir is a a different issue. Hopefully this info helps. ...Read more
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
Is amniocentesis a safe enough procedure to be performed even when risk of Down syndrome per marker tests is low ?
Bradycardia: While children with downes syndrome may have a slow heart rate, there are many other causes of slow heart rate, such as hypothyroidism and others. Down's syndrome is best characterized by the constellation of associated characteristics and chromosomal abnormality. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Child with Down syndrome has epicathal folds, thick tongue and low set ears. What else could be wrong?
Which is a better predictor of Down syndrome during the first trimester screening, low papp-a or high hCG levels? Or the ratio between the two values?
My NT scan came out good but my blood work came back high risk for down syndrome(1:155) what are my chances for a healthy baby?
High risk Downs: That means that you have a 1 in 155 chance of having a baby with down's syndrome. Keep in mind, you are young, and downs is more common in women of advanced maternal age. Speaking to the doctor that ordered the test is also very important. ...Read more
What to do if I am 30 years old, my AFP screening read 1 out 74 risk for down syndrome. What to do if I am scared!?
Time for consultatn: You could consult with a geneticist to see what your real risks are before doing anything. An estimated 4% of pregnancies end up with unexpected results, cleft lip, premi, sick, defects and your study adds another 1.5%. A review of both parents family tree may reveal more issues.You may just want answers to keep from unraveling and a chromosome study (amnio) can confirm or exclude it. ...Read more
Ab 9 weeks pregnant. My cycles were 45 days long and I got pregnant from ovulating on day 30. Does late ovulation increase risk for Down syndrome?
Downs syndome: Fertilization of an aged egg may predispose to Down's Syndrome ...Read more
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
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