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What r different ways of detecting foetal abnormalities?


- What r d medical tech. to detect foetal abnormalities.
- Is it possible 2 detect foetal abnormalities by physical exam. of abdomen of a pregnant woman?
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Blood work is the first detection. there is always amnio, with risks. then CVS(chronic vila sampling) with a greater risk. Blood work can let you know the possibilities of some things, the other 2 let you know for sure. but you must weigh the pros and cons carefully. there is always ultrasound that a lot of times can detect physical abnormalities or something with the heart.  (+ info)

Have a great swiss mtn dog less than 3m having mult seizures per day spinal tap shows no abnormalities. ideas?


I have a great swiss mountain dog less than 3 months old, he is having multiple seizures per day for about a week. A spinal tap was recommended done and spinal fluid showed no abnormalities. As of right now the doctors and I have no idea what are causing the seizures. Any ideas?
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It could be just plain old epilepsy. Even in people, sometimes a cause isn't found.

Good luck.  (+ info)

Does anyone know what lymphatic anomaly is or how to find out?


I have tried several medical websites and I'm not having any luck. Thank you for your help.
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Anomly just means abnormal .
The lymphatic system and the immune system are terms that are used interchangeably to refer to the body's ability to defend against pathogens. The lymphatic system is comprised of three interrelated functions: (1) Removal of excess fluids, lymph, from body tissues, (2) Absorption of fatty acids and subsequent transport of fat, chyle, to the circulatory system and (3) Formation of white blood cells (WBCs), and initiation of immunity through the formation of antibodies, lending specific resistance to pathogens.

Lymph originates as blood plasma that leaks from the capillaries of the circulatory system, becoming interstitial fluid, filling the space between individual cells of tissue. Plasma is forced out of the capillaries by hydrostatic pressure, and as it mixes with the interstitial fluid, the volume of fluid accumulates slowly. Most of the fluid is returned to the capillaries by osmosis. The proportion of interstitial fluid that is returned to the circulatory system by osmosis is about 90% of the former plasma, with about 10% accumulating as overfill. The excess interstitial fluid is collected by the lymphatic system by diffusion into lymph capillaries, and is processed by lymph nodes prior to being returned to the circulatory system. Once within the lymphatic system the fluid is called lymph, and has almost the same composition as the original interstitial fluid.

So this would mean a abnormality of the lymphatic system. Due do disease


This site list diseases
http://www.wrongdiagnosis.com/organ/lymphatic_system.htm  (+ info)

Are most late term abortions done in cases of genetic abnormalities?


I never put two and two together, but I read that 90% of children with Down syndrome are aborted, and that means that the abortion would have to occur between 18-22 weeks, following the triple screen test, amnio, etc.

So are most late abortions done because of results of the triple screen test?
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No, a lot are done because women don't face the reality until then. With nuchal fold screening and 1st trimester screening much of the terminations for trisomy abnormalities (there are many types) can occur in the 1st trimester.  (+ info)

Can a sonogram that is used for amniocentesis detect abnormalities right there during the procedure?


I recently had an amniocentesis and I was wondering as the doctor and nurses were performing the sonogram and the procedure, would they have said something to me if they saw an abnormality? I understand the sonogram used for the amnio is much more powerful than the average sonogram that determines gender.
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When I had a sonogram that showed a problem, the technician told me immediately. Of course some problems cannot be seen and will only show from the results of the amniocentesis but hopefully, all will go well.  (+ info)

How does the lymphatic system help and hinder the spread of cancer throught the body?


The lymphatic system consists of immune cells therefore if your immune system recognizes the cancer cells as being foreign then your immune system will attack it.

HOWEVER, it's a double edged sword. Cancer can actually travel within the lymphatic system and invade it thus further worsening the diesease as well taking out your immune system. This is more likely to occur.  (+ info)

How do the Cardiovascular, lymphatic/Immune, and Respiratory system co-inside together?


How are they all interrelated?
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well friend, the heart pumps out blood, and it reaches all parts of the body, like the organs and body cells.
relation between heart and lungs:
the blood purified in the lungs reaches the heart (the left atrium) and then it is pushed into the left ventricle, and from there to all body parts.
the impure blood (deoxygenated) from the body systems and organs gets into large veins near the heart (superior and inferior vena cava) and gets into the right atrium, and from there to the right ventricle. from this chamber of the heart, the blood goes to the lungs. it gets purified there and again reaches the left upper chamber of the heart.
in certain disease condition, there will be more blood flow to the lungs, and as a result, fluid seeps out through the walls of the blood vessels and cause disease to the lungs.
if in certain other condition, the blood returning from the lungs is less, then heart will have to work more hard to pump sufficient amount of blood to meet the demand of the organs and body systems. in a long run, this would cause a heart disease.
so, that is the relation between heart and lungs.
relation between heart and the lymphatic system:
lymphatic system is another system like the blood system. lymph is a colourless liquid circulating in vessels similar to the blood vessels. it originates when the fluid part of the blood seeps out through the capillary into the space surrounding the cells(interstitial space). this fluid will contain all the nutrients that is carried to the cell, which would give nourishment to the cells. this fluid will not contain red blood cells, and hence it is colourless. all the nutrients diffuse into the cells,and the waste materials gets diffused into the fluid. this fluid will get collected in a system of capillaries and vessels, just like the blood system. the fluid, now in the vessels is called lymph.
this network of vessels end up in 2 large vessels called the left lymphatic duct and the thoracic duct (left lymphatic duct drains the whole body except the right chest region), and the thoracic duct drains the right chest region. later it is merged to the large veins near the heart.
in certain disease condition, if the pumping of the heart is slow, then blood will have a tendancy that more fluid seeps out of it through the capillary wall and remain in the tissue spaces. this would bring a higher load on the lymphatic system, and the luid which remains in the tissue spaces will cause edema.
so that is the relation between heart and lymphatic system. in all the 3 systems mentioned, heart plays as the centre link.  (+ info)

What are the secondary lymphatic nodules associated with the nasal and oral cavities?


what ones are located in connective tisse of mucus memebranes?

what ones are located in the small intestine?
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I'm not entirely sure if these are the ones that you were looking for, but quoted from Wikipedia

Anterior cervical: These nodes, both superficial and deep, lie above and beneath the sternocleidomastoid muscles. They drain the internal structures of the throat as well as part of the posterior pharynx, tonsils, and thyroid gland.
Posterior cervical: These nodes extend in a line posterior to the sternocleidomastoids but in front of the trapezius, from the level of the Mastoid portion of the temporal bone to the clavicle. They are frequently enlarged during upper respiratory infections.
Tonsillar: These nodes are located just below the angle of the mandible. They drain the tonsillar and posterior pharyngeal regions.
Sub-mandibular: These nodes run along the underside of the jaw on either side. They drain the structures in the floor of the mouth.
Sub-mental: These nodes are just below the chin. They drain the teeth and intra-oral cavity.

And I think that the one for the small intestine is called the illiac lymph node.  (+ info)

What are the 3 methods used for diagnosing fetal abnormalities?


I need the question by tonight!
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1] you have the question - here's the answer:
2] CVS [ chorionic villi sampling ]
3] amniocentesis
4] ultrasound  (+ info)

How cancerous cells can use the lymphatic system to spread throughout the body?


Once cancer cells are in the lymph nodes, they travel in the lymph fluid throughout the body to other lymph nodes. It is basically self explanatory if you understand what the lymphatic system is and does.

Here is a link if you don't know what the lymphatic system is:
http://www.lymphomation.org/lymphatic.htm  (+ info)

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