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What are some treatments for severe Idiopathic craniofacial erythema?

I think i have severe Idiopathic craniofacial erythema because my face goes red whenever someone even says my name. School it is most common and im getting tired of being scared to go to school fearing by face will turn red and it gets worse when everyone notices. I feel like im on fire and then i can't concentrate on school work, or ask questions or comment so my face goes red so i dont get very good "participation" marks. Please help me.

According to experiencefestival.com, "A number of treatments are available. The most successful non-invasive procedure is cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), which attempts to alleviate the anxiety felt by sufferers.

"In extreme cases a surgical procedure known as Endoscopic Transthoracic Sympathicotomy (ETS) is available. Pioneered by surgeons in Sweden, this procedure has recently become increasingly controversial due to its many potential adverse effects. Patients who have undergone the procedure frequently complain of compensatory sweating and fatigue. ETS is now normally only considered in extreme cases where other treatments have been ineffective."

I checked out Wikipedia.org for the definition of Endoscopic Transthoracic Sympathicotomy, and it says that, "Endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy (ETS) is a surgical procedure where certain portions of the sympathetic nerve trunk are destroyed. ETS is used to treat hyperhidrosis, facial blushing, Raynaud's disease and Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy. By far the most common complaint treated with ETS is palmar hyperhidrosis, or "sweaty palms". In this disorder, the palms may constantly shed so much sweat that the affected person is unable to handle paper, sign documents, keep clothes dry, or shake hands. The result is often social phobia so severe as to be disabling.

Sympathectomy refers to the destruction of tissue anywhere in either of the two sympathetic trunks, long chains of nerve ganglia lying along either side of the spine. Each trunk is broadly divided into three regions: cervical (up by the neck), thoracic (in the chest) and lumbar (in the lower back). The most common area targeted in sympathectomy is the upper thoracic region, that part of the sympathetic chain lying between the first and fifth thoracic vertebrae."

I hope you find something that will bring you the relief I'm sure you're desperate for.  (+ info)

What are the risk of high abnormalities and pregnancy?

Im 19 and i hav a pap smear done a couple months ago which came back posible high abnormalities. Im booked for a calapsy in august.
I was wondering what are the risk of having high abnormalities during pregancy.

There will be no risk if you go and get this problem sorted out. You shouldn't be thinking about pregnancy at 19 though. I can't imagine why if your pap came back normal it took them a few months to book you for a colposcopy. They booked mine with in a few days. they went in, did their biopsies and stuff and nothing was wrong. I've had 3 children with no abnormalities.  (+ info)

What are the odds to having a down syndrome baby with 2 ultrasound abnormalities?

I went in for my ultrasound at 19 wks and found out the baby has echoing in the heart ventricles and a cyst at base of brain. Individually, they would not be concerned, but because 2 abnormalities are present I need to go in for a level 2 ultrasound. What are my odds for having a down syndrome baby at 30 with these abnormalities being present?

I am 34 and had 2 abnormalities on my son's ultrasound. He had an echogenci foci (white spot on the heart) and a dilated kidney. He is a perfect 3 month old. 2 abnormalities is not unusual at all. Try not to worry. I know that's hard because I've been there.  (+ info)

want to understand the link between chromosomal abnormalities in parents and recurrent miscarriages?

I learn that one of the reasons for recurrent miscarriage of a pregnancy is the chromsomal abnormalities found in atleast one parent. I have the following questions:
1. Does this problem always result in a miscarriage or are there chances of delivering a live baby ?
2. If it results in a child-birth, are there chances of the baby born with abnormalities ?
3. Is this problem curable/treatable ?

1. The problem does not always end in a miscarriage. Most chrom abnormalities that result in a miscarriage happen before 6 weeks of pregnancy.

2. 1 out of 150 babies is born with a chromosomal abnormality. These types of abnormalities occur when the structure of a chromosome is damaged or the number of chromosomes is off (extra or too few).

3. Down syndrome (trisomy 21), Patau's syndrome (trisomy 13), and Edward's syndrome (trisomy 18) are common chromosomal abnormalites. Prenatal testing, like amniocentesis or chorionic villus sampling, can be done before the birth and I have heard that they can now go in and remove the extra chromosomes or fix them which would fix the abnormality but most of them are non-curable and non-treatable.  (+ info)

What are some examples of brain abnormalities?

Can anyone give me a list of brain abnormalities?? I need ten for my psychology class I started this week....thanks!
I've been searching on search engines for a few hours, so if anyone know some off of the top of their head...it would be greatly appreciated!

Google it!

There are so many brain abnormalities and causes - both injury and birth defects.

Try googling neuropsychology or neurological disorders.  (+ info)

is it possible to save the baby from any abnormalities if i start medication for thyroid at 10 wk pregnancy?

i am at my 10 th week of pregnancy and am hypothyroidsm .have strated the medication only at this week...is it still possible that the baby will have problem during birth or afterwards...is there any solution to save the baby from any of the abnormalities due to hypothyroidsm?

well i take synthroid for my hypo and i am 23 weeks pregnant. Mine was controlled before i got pregnant but has required some adjustments during pregnancy. Talk to your doctor about it but my guess is it should be fine.
gl to you  (+ info)

I got hit in the jaw craniofacial surgery can be undone?

About 8 years ago I underwent craniofacial surgery. This morning, I was playing some sports and was lighty hit in the jaw on the jaw. My jaw is experiencing extreme pain. Has my craniofacial surgery been "undone"? Should I be worried?

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Does every newborn baby have a blood test done to test for chromosome abnormalities?

I am just curious because my daughter is 3 and she seems to have alot of the traits for the triple X chromosome syndrome. But if they test for chromosome abnormalities when they are born with bloodwork then I will know that it is impossible. I am pretty sure they do but I figured I would ask on here. I will call the doctor as a last resort but I figured I would try here first. Thanks so much!!!!

I think it may depend upon the state you live in. In Wisconsin they do a newborn screening which is a blood test for all kinds of genetic or chromosomal abnormalities. I am not sure if every state requires this. You may want to call your pediatrician and ask if it was done on your daughter and tell him/her your concerns.  (+ info)

Arent they suppose to offer you test for abnormalities early in pregnancy?

Like around 12-14 weeks

How are you suppose to deal with finding out about abnormalities at 20 weeks or more when you have ur detailed u/s

It doesnt give you many options does it?

Any one had tests earlier than 19 weeks?

I'm not sure, but I think you may be referring to the triple screen blood test.... it tests protein levels in the blood which could possibly indicate that there are certain defects that require further testing. I believe this screening is done around 14 weeks. My youngest screened "positive" for Down's Syndrome. What the screening provided was a lowered protein level in my blood, which is a possible Down's indicator. I then went in for genetic counseling and very thorough ultra sound (three hours long!) where they looked for any physical markers. None were found, and my daughter was born without Down's. Higher protein levels can possibly mean spina bifida, which is very serious... but unless your plan would be to abort a less-than-perfect fetus, or there is a health concern that can be corrected in utero, then I don't think it matters when they find it. I would have loved my daughter just as much if she had had Down's as I do now. Hope this helps... :)  (+ info)

are the chances of abnormalities greater if you got pregnant on the pill?

i don't think im pregnant. ive just come off the pill (for good) 3days ago and waiting for my period to show, but i was just wondering if you got pregnant while taking the pill does it hurt the baby or give a greater chance for abnormalities/disorders etc..?
are there any official stats behind this? what have you heard?

I don't know the numbers but I know that birth control is to make you not ovulate like your body normally does so if you do ovulate then it doesn't really effect that. As long as when you find out your pregnant you stop taking it then you should be fine. However, I didn't know I was pregnant until I was 9 weeks with my daughter so I took it until then but she is fine and we didnt have any issues due to the birth control.  (+ info)

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