Sirenomelia: A rare birth defect where infants are born with one lower extremity represented by completely fused legs as well as a large range of possible abnormalities.
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causes, and treatments of Sirenomelia is available below.
Symptoms of Sirenomelia
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Sirenomelia: Related Patient Stories
- Burning Feet and Legs
- Sudden loss of foot function and weakness legs,feet, MRI all neg.MRA pending
- swollen legs, ankles, feet
- Tight, weak, legs and tiredness with some tingleing in legs and feet.
- Constant Dizziness, Numbing of the Fingers, Legs and Feet
- elderly relative with numbness in feet and legs
- Edema in feet, ankles, lower legs....
- Anxiety - Pulsating leg and tingling feet???
- Swelling of legs and feet
- Swelling in feet, legs and vomiting for 4 weeks
- Wandering feeling of heat in legs and feet
- Leg Pain, cool, ruddy feet
- Hot legs and feet
- Pinpricks on feet and legs
- Purple/Red Legs and Feet (PLEASE HELP)
- Swollen legs, ankles and feet.
- swelling of legs and feet
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Causes of Sirenomelia
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Sirenomelia: Undiagnosed Conditions
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Misdiagnosis and Sirenomelia
Chronic digestive conditions often misdiagnosed: When diagnosing chronic symptoms
of the digestive tract, there are a variety of conditions that may be misdiagnosed.
The best known, irritable bowel syndrome, is over...read more »
Intestinal bacteria disorder may be hidden cause: One of the lesser known causes of diarrhea
is an imbalance of bacterial in the gut, sometimes called intestinal imbalance.
The...read more »
Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely
to cause some level of diarrhea in patients.
The reason is that...read more »
Food poisoning may actually be an infectious disease: Many people who come down
with "stomach symptoms" like diarrhea assume that it's "something I ate" (i.e. food poisoning).
In fact, it's more likely to be an infectious...read more »
Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the
more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be over-diagnosed
...read more »
Leg cramps at night a classic sign: The symptom of having leg muscle cramps,
particularly at night, is a classic sign of undiagnosed diabetes.
However,...read more »
Celiac disease often fails to be diagnosed cause of chronic digestive symptoms: One of the most common chronic digestive
conditions is celiac disease, a malabsorption disorder with a variety of symptoms (see symptoms of
celiac disease)....read more »
Chronic digestive diseases hard to diagnose: There is an inherent
difficulty in diagnosing the various types of chronic digestive diseases.
Some of the better known possibilities are peptic ulcer, colon cancer...read more »
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Definitions of Sirenomelia:
Sirenomelia is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of
Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health
(NIH). This means that Sirenomelia, or a subtype of Sirenomelia,
affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Ophanet, a consortium of European partners,
currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000.
They list Sirenomelia as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet
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