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Im a 40-year old woman who was diagnosed 5years ago of having vaginal agenesis. How common is this disorder? I feel completely alone

Im a 40-year old woman who was diagnosed 5years ago of having vaginal agenesis. How common is this disorder? I feel completely alone

Uncommon: You have a "mullerian" anomaly, one of the intersex conditions. Make sure your doctor has checked if you have a uterus, cervix and kidneys. You need a reproductive endocrinologist who can a also show you how to dilate/create a vagina. You do have ovaries since these come from a different original tissue. Find a support group, either online or from your doctor. You are not alone. ...Read more

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What does a left renal agenesis mean?

What does a left renal agenesis mean?

Absent left kidney: Means that the left kidney failed to develop, so there is only a right kidney present. Most people can lead a perfectly normal life with one kidney. They should avoid excess protein in their diet and minimize salt intake (good advice for everyone). ...Read more

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How is a renal agenesis diagnosed usually?

How is a renal agenesis diagnosed usually?

By accident: Screening ultrasound during pregnancy to verify dates may pick up absence of single or both kidneys before any signs.Abdominal and kidney ultrasound to evaluate a persons pain or urinary tract infection may find it by accident.Relatives of those with kidney defects have a higher risk of any kind of kidney defect (10X) so ultrasound screening is worthwhile ...Read more

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In what way is a renal agenesis diagnosed?

In what way is a renal agenesis diagnosed?

Often by accident: The availability of ultrasound has increased the likelihood that an abdominal study done for an unrelated issue will pick up renal agenesis or other malformation. I suggest the study for first degree relatives of a person with such renal defects as their risk increases to 1/50 from the 1/500 of the general population.It might also be found when evaluating a kidney issue, like recurrent uti's. ...Read more

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What is the prognosis if agenesis of corpus collosum?

What is the prognosis if agenesis of corpus collosum?

Prognosis: Counseling for agenesis of the corpus collosum is difficult. Imaging cannot predict how the fetus will develop and function. About 10% of the adult population has agenesis of the corpus collosum and function normally. The prognosis for partial agenesis of the corpus collosum is worse and is associated with function impairment. ...Read more

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What causes agenesis of the corpus callosum?

What causes agenesis of the corpus callosum?

It is a: developmental congenital abnormality, occurring in isolation or in association with various cerebral abnormalities/syndromes.Agenesis of the corpus callosum is caused by disruption to development of the fetal brain between the 3rd and 12th weeks of pregnancy. In most cases, it is not possible to know what caused an individual to have ACC. ...Read more

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Do a lot of people have agenesis of the corpus callosum?

Do a lot of people have agenesis of the corpus callosum?

Rare: It is very rare for individuals to be born with either agenesis or partial agenesis of the corpus callosum. It can also be associated with other genetic syndromes. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about agenesis of the corpus callosum?

What can you tell me about agenesis of the corpus callosum?

Rare, variable six.: I would refer you to the ACC page on: www.rarediseases.org, the website of NORD, the National Organization for Rare Disorders. A very helpful & informative site. BTW, I have a great niece with ACC, aged 6yrs, and she has NO developmental delays so far! Good luck and my best wishes! ...Read more

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What would a child be like with agenesis of the corpus callosum?

What would a child be like with agenesis of the corpus callosum?

Mid-line defect: Agenesis of the corpus callosum may be associated with other brain abnormalities. How a child would be with agenesis of the corpus callosum depends on the extent of other associated findings. Optic nerve hypoplasia, pituitary abnormalities, developmental delays, and other neurological problems are associated with this. Please see http://www.Ninds.Nih.Gov/disorders/agenesis/agenesis.Htm. ...Read more

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