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My husband was just diagnosed with PSD and with his test, came his fathers diagnoses of PSD. We have a one year old son and was wondering when is the time to worry about getting him checked for PSD? This is my first time and I would appreciate any suggestions that any one may have. Thanks

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Hi,

I am new to this board as well and in addition, just learning about PSD myself. Being just diagnosed with PSD, I too am concerned that I have passed this onto my son who is only 1 1/2. As I am also struggling with pregnancy issues resulting from PSD, I have been working very closely with a Hematologist and a Thrombophilia specialist. Both of these doctors indicated that testing for PSD in children is very difficult due to the constant changes that their bodies go through as they grow. It can be done, but a negative result might not actually be accurate.

I wasn't exactly sure of this answer so I also contacted the Children's Hospital in my city and spoke with the Head Pediatrician there and they also confirmed this assessment. The pediatrician also commented that should my son display any symptoms, that a doctor would be looking for them knowing that I had PSD.

I agree with wanting to know one way or another for your child ....

Not sure if that helps or not ........

Allie

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Hi everyone,

I was diagnosed back in 1988 with PSD after myself having a DVT and PE because I did not now about the condition.

I have gone on to have 2 beautiful children. After having each of my children the advice was different.

When I had my little boy I was told he would need to be tested at around the age of 16. Then when I had my little girl I was then told she would have to be tested at puberty anywhere from the age of 9-16ish.

My little girl has recently been unwell and was sent to have some blood taken, since having this blood taken the protein levels have come back wrong. So we have been referred to a Paeditrition (not sure on spelling).

We are not due to see the doc until 4th Sept so we are at present playing a waiting game.

I was then told they would probably send for my little boy who is now (10) to check him out. So I think it varies on the doctors and which area you live in.

Tinasyn :blink:

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Hi everyone,

it is a scary thought that PSD can be passed onto your children. I have just had my eldest daughter tested (she's 16) and her result was negative. I was so relieved, as was she, and as none of my other children have showed any signs, I'll wait until they are around the same age to get them tested.

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