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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 the classic presentation clinically of the congenital malformation syndrome also known as Trisomy 21. Classic features may include simian creases, epicanthal folds, upslanting palpebral fissures, flat nasal bridge, hypertelorism, low set ears, endocardial cushion defects of the heart, atlanto-axial joint instability, blood ...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?
5w4d pregnant Hcg at 14031 (up from 5859 in 48h). Are these normal values or is there risk for Down syndrome?
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
Chromosome defect: Ds is one of the more common chromosome(c) defects that can survive pregnancy (many others miscarry).Eggs are supposed to have a single 21c & combine with the 21 from dads normal sperm.Here a pair of moms 21c +dad's 21 creates a baby with the extra 21c in all tissues.This extra material confuses the creation of body parts causing ds..Various prenatal tests can pick up signs early on. ...Read more
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