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does anyone know if the polyps in Gardner syndrome are usually deeper in the intestine and not near the colon?

A friend has cysts forming on his body that are forming at slightly rapid rate, and I have looked up these cysts could be caused by this disease. He has other problems, and I think it's something more serious than just random cysts and red lesions. side note: checked for HIV, it was negative.

The polyps from Gardner syndrome can occur anyplace in the intestine (small and large intestine) They have even occurred in the stomach.
This disease is hereditary and the patients suffering from this need to be closely monitored  (+ info)

If my mom has Gardner's Syndrome, but I don't, what are the chances my kids will have it?

My mother has Gardner's Syndrome, but I don't. My father, nor anyone in his family has it either. I know that between them, I had a 50% chance of having it, so does that mean any children I have will have a 25% chance (saying my partner doesn't have it)?

actually If I'm readying Wikipedia right Gardner's Syndrome is a dominate gene. Which means if you have the gene you will have the symptoms of Gardner's Syndrome.

That also means that if you don't have any Gardner's Syndrome symptoms then you don't have the gene, and can't possible pass it on to your child. Don't take my word on this though; It may tern out I just don't remember my genetics correctly ;)  (+ info)

Is it normal for benign tumors that develop on the skull to cause behavioral problems?(Gardner's syndrome)?

My husband has noticeably large tumors on his skull and is starting to go more than a bit insane. I was wondering if these two things may be related and if so is there anyway to slow the progression of those tumors?

yes, if they get big enough that they push on any of the lobes of the brain, it can affect the behavior of the individual.
the only way to stop the progression of them may be to have them removed..  (+ info)

Does Gardner's Syndrome effect a person's lifespan?

Noo idea  (+ info)

Where can I find extensive information on Gardners syndrome?

It is possible that my husband has this syndrome and all the information I have found so far is vague.


Gardner syndrome is a rare, inherited disorder characterized by multiple growths (polyps) in the colon (often 1,000 or more), extra teeth (supernumerary), bony tumors of the skull (osteomas), and fatty cysts and/or fibrous tumors in the skin (fibromas or epithelial cysts). Gardner syndrome is a variant of familial adenomatous polyposis, a rare group of disorders characterized by the growth of multiple polyps in the colon. Gardner syndrome is inherited as an autosomal dominant trait.
Intestinal Multiple Polyposis and Colorectal Cancer Registry
P.O. Box 11
Conyngham, PA 18219
Tel: (717)788-3712
Fax: (717)788-4046
Email: [email protected]

Familial Polyposis Registry
Department of Colorectal Surgery
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195-5001
Tel: (216)444-6470

Also try using familial adenomatous polyposis as your search terms.






Good luck with this. I hope your husband does not have this disease.  (+ info)

Does anyone have Gardner's Syndrome?

I am eighteen years old (girl) and I have had two surgeries when I was fifteen which removed my entire large intestines. I feel alone sometimes not being able to talk to anyone beside my cousin (a guy) and I feel weird talking to my friends about it. Do you or anyone you know have it?

i have it... it is really serious and i feel that it i cant talk to any one about it either... we should contact each other and get together sometime to talk about what we have in common ;D  (+ info)

What is the name of the syndrome that the person may appear to have facial characteristics of down's syndrome?

I previously watched a documentary about sufferers of a syndrome whose facial features appeared to be down's syndrome but it wasn't down's syndrome. The grow to be quite large adults and have special needs. Does anyone know the name of this condition?

Klinefelter syndrome  (+ info)

Are there different types of Down syndrome and what areas of the body does Down syndrome affect? ?

Also, are there any significant statistics related to Down syndrome? Has Down syndrome received any recent attention from the media? Are there any famous people that have Down syndrome.
Answer as many of the above questions as possible.

There are three types of Down syndrome, garden variety Trisomy 21, mosaicism and translocation.

Read more at:

Welcoming Babies with Down Syndrome (English, Spanish, French)

There is a slide show that also incorporates videos of the featured 'More Alike than Different' cast at the National Down Syndrome Congress website:


And great information at the National Down Syndrome Society website:
Down Syndrome Fact Sheet

You might also enjoy

Margaret's Guide to Down Syndrome

For bios of actors with Down syndrome, see:

Down Syndrome and the Acting Gene


DS in Arts and Media


Michael Johnson


Sujeet Desai

Down Syndrome Links at the Family Village website

Check out this recent New York Times article:

The DNA Age: Prenatal Test Puts Down Syndrome in Hard Focus

Have fun with your research!
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What is so bad about having down syndrome?

I think people are a lot colder than they want you to believe. Too many pregnancies prediagnosed with down syndrome are terminated! Doctors tell people that their kid will be like some animal and people believe them. I've met my share of people with down syndrome, and they all seem pretty human to me. On top of that, they were all decent folks, which is a lot more than I can say for the general population. And how does knowing that unborn children are purged because of down syndrome affect those who were born and have down syndrome?

WOW!! I'm so glad that there are other people who's lives have been touched as mine has. See when I was 28 I gave birth to twin girls and one of them was born with Mosaic down syndrome. Of course, I didn't know much about it til now....and yes I was shocked. They are 14 months old now, and such a blessing as well as my two boys. My daughter is about 4 months behind in her milestones, but she is always so happy! Out of all my kids she is the easiest to handle.

It's always nice to have other people, who see that they are more alike, then different from the rest of us.  (+ info)

What is the syndrome called when you cannot feel physical pain?

I remember watching a show a long time ago, and this one little girl was born with a syndrome where she could never feel pain. If she fell on the floor and cut her knee, she wouldn't cry, whereas most children would.

What is this called? Is it a syndrome? Is it a medical condition? I just want to know what it's called, and I can do the research on it.

It is for a story I am writing but I don't entirely know what it is.

It's called "congenital insensitivity to pain"  (+ info)

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