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Old Jul 14th, 2013, 23:06 PM   1
meli1981
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single "simian" line on palm of hand


Hi everyone:-) im a bit concerned. Are doctors supposed to examine your newborns hands? My baby, who is four weeks old, has a single simian line on his right palm. My husband has this on both hands so i was assuming its genetic. But ive been googling, i know!, and have learned this is assotiated with a few genetic disorders. Its also extremely rare, apparently only like 5% of the population, has this. Should i be concerned? Should i talk to the doc about this? Could it mean nothing? Im kinda worried



 
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Old Jul 15th, 2013, 01:19 AM   2
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Hi, yes please talk to your HV about this. It's probably just genetic and nothing to worry about but you should make health professionals aware if no-one has noticed it.

I came across this whilst researching things about my son so I know what you're talking about. Hope it's nothing serious x



 
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Old Jul 15th, 2013, 01:39 AM   3
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Probably best to have it checked out to be on the safe side. My high school human biology teacher was teaching us about markers for certain genetic conditions and mentioned this line. He infact had 1 single line (on both hands) and was just fine...so in some instances it does just happen. The fact ur OH has it probably means it is just genetic but check to put your mind at ease xx



 
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Old Jul 15th, 2013, 02:10 AM   4
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This is crazy but I didn't know that it could mean anything was wrong! I have a single line on my left hand and two separate lines on my right, I'm fine

Don't worry too much



 
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Old Jul 15th, 2013, 04:19 AM   5
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I think it is typical to check these things but only follow up if there are few signs. The single line, on its own, probably isn't anything to worry about, especially if you have it in the family. My husband has it on one hand. Our son doesn't but his nephew did. With the nephew they did genetic testing for Down's because there were other signs present too but it was nothing in end.

Try to relax and just ask your HV next time you see them.



 
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Old Jul 15th, 2013, 05:43 AM   6
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I never knew this meant anything! I gather the line everyone is talking about is the line that goes right across the middle of your hand. I have it on my left hand and my little girl has it on her right hand, I was really pleased she had it cause it was something I had and as she takes after my OH in every other way I was so pleased she had a little something of me. Now im worried, she has her mmr this afternoon so i'll ask the nurse when I see her. I am on about the right line aint I?



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Yeah, basically they say if the 2 main lines at the top of the palm of your hand meet to form 1 solid line it can be a sign of certain genetic conditions. It basically looks like the top of the hand is sewn on (well thats how our teacher used to describe it). I think theres more cause for concern if its on both hands, but tbh people have it and are just fine, especially only on one hand xx



 
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Old Jul 15th, 2013, 06:40 AM   8
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My youngest had his checked when he was born. He has simian lines on both hands and I was really upset with the hospital as they just stated it can br an indicator of various things including down syndrome, aspergers and autism then walked off! I spent so much time worrying. But hes 1 in a few weeks and so far seems to have no problems so try not to worry. I also think its more of a problem if on both hands.. if your oh has one id say its.more just genetics as hospital explained to me. We however dont have anyone in our family with it..
My oh researched it and apparantly tony blair has it amongst varipus other fampus people..
It also indicates a very strong willful personality which my lo definately lives up to!
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Old Jul 15th, 2013, 10:43 AM   9
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My husband has it on both hands, which is why im con erned. Could he be a carrier for a genetic disorder, and passedit on to our son?



 
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Old Jul 15th, 2013, 13:23 PM   10
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Hey Meli

My partner is a hand reader (people fly from across the world to see him) so although I don't pretend in any way to have any expertise myself, I have picked up some interesting titbits about simian lines. By all means have your LO checked out for your peace of mind, but try not to worry. It sounds like your LO has inherited his simian line from his daddy! Simian lines can be linked with certain genetic disorders (for example most people with Down Syndrome have simian lines) or learning issues (eg dyslexia). However, they are also an indication of certain personality traits - single mindedness; a tremendous focus; being very driven to achieve personal goals. People with simian lines are often very intense and have a huge amount of personal energy. One poster has already mentioned that Tony Blair has a simian line (he does). Richard Branson also has one (and interestingly he's dyslexic).

Look at it as a rare palm marking given to him by his daddy that indicates he's extra special and may have a greater chance than normal of being a high performer.

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