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Old Jul 15th, 2013, 13:33 PM   11
Kazzini
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I don't know too much about this but at my 6 week pp check with my GP she checked how many 'creases' were in the hands. She had a student with her at the same time and she said something along the lines of 'you would be amazed how this often gets missed by the paediatrician when in the hospital'. So I took that as the paediatrician should check it in the hospital when the baby has been born and they should pick up any abnormalities. My mum later read why they check the creases and it can be for genetic disorders. So in summary yes it should be checked and I would certainly get the doctors to check this. I hope it all turns out to be ok for you.



 
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Old Jul 15th, 2013, 14:47 PM   12
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My lo has this. Her pediatrician pointed out to me the day after I had her as it's soemthing they look for as a down's marker. I'm over 40. But if that is the only thing, then it doesn't really mean anything. (Plus I had genetic testing at 13 weeks so I knew she didn't have chromosome abnormalities) I asked another of her pediatricians at her 6 week appointment and he said all by itself, it didn't mean anything.



 
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Old Jul 15th, 2013, 15:49 PM   13
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My baby was checked for this before we left hospital at the same time they checked her hips and hearing. I knew it was a downs marker too, so it was one of the first things I checked myself when she was born.



 
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Old Jul 16th, 2013, 11:12 AM   14
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Wish I didn't google this.. apparently it's rare to have it in both hands and my lo has a single simian line on both hands! Is there any difference between a single simian line and the head and heart line just being really close together but not entirely fused as one if that makes any sense? In my lo's case, you can see a small break between the two lines in the middle of her palm so does this still count?

Her daddy and I both don't have this and there is no history of Down's in our families. So far she has been on track with all milestones and doctor hasn't mentioned anything about it. I don't even remember the hospital or our pediatrician ever checking her palms.

I guess if you believe in palmistry then maybe we just have smart babies who are destined for great things Though I can definitely see some of the associated personality traits already: stubborn, full of energy, super focused..

But now I'm definitely going to ask the doctor at the next visit!



 
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Old Jul 16th, 2013, 13:17 PM   15
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I wouldn't worry if your baby has no other indicators. It is just a variation of normal. I know that 5% sounds like it is really uncommon, but that is one person in 20. That's quite a lot. I think red hair is less than 1%.



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Old Jul 16th, 2013, 14:57 PM   16
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A single simian line can't be that uncommon, both OH and I have one and I know many others with it. I wouldn't worry about it unless there are other issues in which case you would want to have those checked out.



 
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Old Jul 16th, 2013, 15:15 PM   17
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My cousin's little girl has only one line and it turned out to mean nothing. She is completely healthy toddler.



 
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Old Jul 17th, 2013, 15:33 PM   18
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Mia try not to worry, I'm sure it's nothing to worry about (but do speak to your doctor). My son was born with an extra thumb which is 'rare' and has a few other conditions but he's doing fine. No point worrying too much especially when the info comes from Dr. Google



 
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Old Jul 17th, 2013, 16:05 PM   19
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Don't worry. I'm sure it's nothing!



 
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Old Jul 17th, 2013, 18:06 PM   20
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Get it checked but I wouldnt worry until you can get Baby looked at-these things often dont mean a thing..
My 3yr old and 6mth old both have epicanthic folds on their eyes-which are usually found in Asian people and when found in other races is a 'sign' of down syndrome/fetal alcohol syndrome and other genetic issues..They both get it from my OH and none of them have any genetic issues. I had 3yr old checked by a ophthalmologist who said it was just rare and was gutted OH wasnt there as he would have liked to see a adult with them..its just one of the things that makes my Boys cute and I am sure the line with just be a little qirk of your Baby too



 
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