congenital conditions


This is Wumpus. He’s a rescued Great Pyrenees who we recently discovered has a congenital heart condition. This has not stopped him from giving hugs and trying to chase flying birds.

The Maiden And The Giant

TITLE: The Maiden And The Giant


AUTHOR: MaliceManaged

ORIGINAL IMAGINE: Imagine falling through a portal into Jötunheim and running into a stranger named Loki, who decides to provide shelter out of the need for company, that eventually turns into love.


NOTES/WARNINGS: Situs inversus: A congenital condition in which the major visceral organs are reversed or mirrored from their normal positions.


    The days passed quickly; Kat resolutely tried and somewhat succeeded in not dwelling too much on her circumstances. She got the feeling that Loki was trying to help, distracting her with all manner of things from teaching her to make her way around on her own to showing her things he could do with his magick, though she suspected the latter was more showing off on his part. She didn’t mind it much; it was very impressive, especially when he told her it was mostly self-taught.

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tis-i-the-great-papyrus  asked:

Hey Jane! Are your ears doin better? Hope u have a good day! Ps ur rlly heckin cute

Yeah my ears are feeling better!! Though yesterday i was told by my mom that there’s a 25% chance that i have a congenital condition called otosclerosis that would make me lose my hearing before/during middle age and possibly nearly deaf eventually…… :( so i’m going to try and bug my doctor about getting tested for early signs yearly, cause i guess if you catch it early enough they can fix it with surgery ! so we’ll see!!

anonymous asked:

How do you argue with genderists who bring up the issue of intersex people? We are sexually binary as a species, but as I understand it, intersex people can have both male and female chromosomes and other parts. I was just curious about how you view and discuss that as part of the debate. I'm at a bit of a loss. (Although none of the trans people or activists I see actually are intersex, so it's somewhat irrelevant; what seems more relevant is the fact that we're socialized as one of two sexes.)

Intersex people have a congenital condition that caused abnormal sexual development. They aren’t some kind of third sex or some kind of iteration of the existing sexes. To pretend otherwise is just ignorance. 

@canadaxed :

“That sounds like more of an excuse for how thin you are.”

“I’m actually this tall and thin because of a congenital health condition you insensitive twit.”

anonymous asked:

Hi. I'm a self diagnosed autistic and I have a really stupid question. Can autism be caused by things other than genetics? I'm not trying to piss anyone off I'm just really looking for an answer. Thank you and please no hate. - Anxious Birdie

Don’t worry, it’s not a stupid question! It’s somewhat difficult to answer, however, because scientists aren’t yet certain what causes autism. Genetics are the most likely source, but certain medical conditions may cause it as well.

If the possible cause happens after birth (vaccines, foods): no. Autism is a congenital condition, which means it’s present from birth. It just may not become clear until later in life.

If the possible cause happens before birth (sickness in the mother, another congenital condition): maybe. Evidence seems to indicate it’s genetic, but other factors are under investigation.

Sorry I couldn’t give you a solid answer!

- Mod Zoe

anonymous asked:

while i agree there are only two sexes there's a lot more diversity than male=xy chromosomes, penis, secondary sex characteristics (facial hair) there are two but it's not so easily divided if that makes sense

There isn’t really. There are intersex people but they aren’t a variant or a third sex as some people seem to believe. They have congenital conditions. Overall female and male are both pretty distinct organic structures. 

Gross pathology specimen illustrating alobar holoprosencephaly The large single ventricle inside a single hemisphere is the hallmark of the alobar form of holoprosencephaly, in which there are no division of hemispheres. This is the most severe form of holoprosencephaly, the majority of children who have this congenital malformation are still born, die soon after birth, or within the first 6 months of life. 


This is my undergraduate thesis project on congenital heart defects. It’s in the art gallery at Arcadia through commencement on May 15th. All of the images were painted in Corel Painter with some elements in Photoshop.

The first image is a morphologically normal heart. The others show four complex congenital conditions: Tetralogy of Fallot, Persistent Truncus Arteriosus, Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, and dextro-Transposition of the Great Arteries.

I’m so excited to be studying Medical and Biological Illustration at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine’s Department of Art as Applied to Medicine in August.


A 5 month old girl with alobar holoprosenceohaly. This condition was diagnosed prenatally in utero and understandably resulted in severe enlargement of the child’s head. The child was oriented to sound, able to move all extremities and responded to external stimuli, however the long term prognosis for this condition is poor as it is typically fatal in the neonatal period.

I’m mad

“My dog is a cross so the breeder told me he would be very healthy!”

Then why is he dying of a congenital heart condition at 11 weeks old?!?!

When you mix two unhealthy dogs you don’t magically get a healthy dog just because he’s a cross. I’m sick and tired of false advertising by designer dog breeders who don’t get any health tests done on their dogs or even check if they have a heart murmur before breeding them.

I’m so beyond done right now, bye.

does anyone w a chronic heart condition have any advice for walking in the winter? it’s been really hard for me to make it to classes and i don’t know of any aid or other tips that would help. if it makes a difference i have a congenital condition (tetralogy of fallot) and am missing my pulmonary valve

Taylor Swift Makes Donation To Hospital In Godson’s Name After Visiting Him In The ICU

Taylor Swift does not take the role of godmother lightly.

Actress Jamie King shared a heartfelt note to Twitter on Wednesday, revealing a donation the “1989” singer — who is the godmother of King’s 13-month-old son, Leo Thames — made to Los Angeles’ Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in her godson’s name.

“Tribute gifts are essential to patient care programs and services at Cedars-Sinai,” the hospital’s letter read. “They make the good work of the physicians, surgeons, researchers, and nursing staff possible and we are very grateful to receive them.”

While expressing gratitude for Swift’s contribution, King revealed that her infant son had been afflicted with a congenital heart condition known as “Transposition of the Great Arteries.”

“He had a major heart surgery, that was terrifying, for us as parents, for our family,” King, 37, shared on Twitter. “Only a few of our best friends knew. I felt that I had to protect him in fear of the unknown, fear he would not make it.

“Taylor does countless selfless acts that go unnoticed because she does them silently, from such a great place of unconditional giving,” King continued. “As the Godmother of Leo Thames for his birthday she gave an incredible donation to the people that saved his life, Dr. Allistar Phillips and his brilliant team.”

“It made us realize that silence cannot connect other parents and people going through these issues,” she wrote. “[Taylor] knew that giving back in this way would be the greatest gift one could give to us, to Leo Thames, to all of those with congenital heart issues.”

The note added that Swift not only made the donation, but came to visit the family at the hospital while their son was undergoing surgery.

“She came to the ICU to comfort us, to hold, bond with him with such grace & strength,” King wrote. “Our gift back is to share our story that anyone is going through this is not alone, we understand and want to stand up to bring awareness in the greatest way possible.”


Hypertrichosis, “Werewolf Syndrome”

People who suffer from hypertrichosis have abnormal hair growth covering their bodies. Faces can be completely covered in long hair, which is why the condition has earned the nickname of “werewolf syndrome.”

Hypertrichosis can be either congenital or acquired. Those born with the condition can suffer from one of several known genetic mutations. Some who get the condition later in life acquired it as a side effect from anti-balding treatments, while for other it’s a biological reaction to trauma or a result of an underlying malignancy. Treatment options for congenital hypertrichosis include traditional methods of hair removal, though even waxing and laser treatments typically don’t provide long-lasting results. For acquired hypertrichosis the treatment is focused on addressing the underlying cause, such as cessation of medication.

Xeroderma pigmentosum is an autosomal recessive disorder that results in the skin’s inability to repair damage caused by ultraviolet light. This results in symptoms such as severe sunburn, development of excessive freckles, cry skin, blisters and corneal ulcerations. One of the most common causes of death in people with Xeroderma pigmentosum is skin cancer - specifically metastatic melanoma and squamous cell carcinoma.


Anencephaly is a serious birth defect in which a baby is born without parts of the brain and skull. It is a type of neural tube defect (NTD). These are birth defects that happen during the first month of pregnancy, usually before a woman knows she is pregnant. As the neural tube forms and closes, it helps form the baby’s brain and skull (upper part of the neural tube), spinal cord, and back bones (lower part of the neural tube).

Anencephaly happens if the upper part of the neural tube does not close all the way. This often results in a baby being born without the front part of the brain (forebrain) and the thinking and coordinating part of the brain (cerebrum). The remaining parts of the brain are often not covered by bone or skin.

Almost all babies born with anencephaly will die shortly after birth. CDC estimates that each year, about 1 in every 4,859 babies in the United States will be born with anencephaly