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Monday, 19 November 2007

Put your questions about genetics here, and I will try to answer them

The example of my answer from another forum

lala0711/18/07

i last had my period in early aug.for three days then stoped. i also stoped taking birth control in aug. its now november and still no period. i've takin a home test which came up negative but im recieving sore breast, nausea, cravings,heartburn, and headaches. i can't go to the doctor because i have no insurance.i know a missed period can be from stress. i'm a teen who lives alone with her boyfried and i'm a cna at a nursing home so i know theres chances of being stressed. i'm not sure what to do. could someone please explain a little of whats going on. could i be prgnant or what?

Praspowt11/19/07
To lala07
u miss your period since August, the pregnancy test will almost positive, if u get preg since then. But try to test it in a few days for sure. the question is why u stop birth pills? u'd better have more safe sex with condom use and you have to be more aware about your birth control plan. If test negative you can start your birth pills again (don't forgewt safe sex) and wait for another month to have new cycle of period. Is this help? http://clinicalgenetics.blogspot.com

2 comments:

praspowt said...

Lena78
11/15/07
I have had two pregnancies and all miscarried at early term. First pregnancy was natural and second one – IVF. Just recently I found out that I have heterozygous MTHFR C677T mutation and low Protein C level (64). I started a new IVF cycle this week and my dr. said that I’m going to have to take baby aspirin daily after egg retrieval because I have Protein C deficiency. He didn’t tell me anything about treatment for MTHFR. Is there anything else I should intake? Are these two genes associated with each other? Does it cause my previous losses?

Thank you

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Praspowt
11/19/07
To Lena78
heterozygous MTHFR C677T and low protein C level are the risk factor to having clot in your blood vessels. These two factors may lead to recurrent miscarriages by having clot in blood vessels that bring nutrient and oxygen to the baby, but the idea has not been aprrove universally.
To reduce effect of the MTHFR is to have a folic acid to alleviate the action of the mutation, but in your country, food are usuaaly fortified with folate (Form of folic acid), so this may not necessary to take more folate, folate can also be found in many frtified milk in the market.
To take aspirin may counteract with the effect of low protein C level.
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Praspowt
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praspowt said...

sweetmarie72

11/15/07
Hi,

I was wondering if Larygenal Edema is hereditary???? My father had it years ago, and I am now
getting the same symptons that he did.
If it is hereditary, is there anything that I can do about it?

Thanks,
Candy Taylor
DNA Direct-LK,MS,CGC



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11/19/07
Candy This is a good question. There is a condition known as hereditary angioedema that runs in families in an autosomal dominant way. This means that someone with this condition has a 50% chance of passing it on to each child s/he has. People with this condition can have swelling of the tongue, skin, larynx, uvula and abdominal pain attacks. There are three different forms of this condition and genetic testing is available on a clinical basis to help with making a diagnosis. Treatment for acute attacks and preventive treatment is available. It may help you to meet with a geneticist and a genetic counselor to thoroughly review yours and your father’s medical history to determine if you have this condition. If so, you could discuss your treatment options with your doctor. A geneticist can be found through the American College of Medical Genetics and a genetic counselor can be found through the National Society of Genetic Counselors. Best of luck to you.

Praspowt

11/19/07
In my opinion, may be that is too fast conclusion, his father had laryngeak edma once years ago and she now getting that or you both have recurrence of the symptoms. Because hereditary angioedema is usually attack since childhood and recurrence of angioedema anywhere including upperairway like larynge that may lead to suffocation and dead if left untreated. But there are many causes of laryngeal edema like voice abuse, infection (the most common cause), allergic to drugs or food. So as the information I have, I cannot guarantee that you have a hereditary angioedema.
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