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Down syndrome

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Signs and Symptoms of Down syndrome

All Signs & Symptoms of Down syndrome

Here are the top symptoms or behaviors listed by parents of kids diagnosed with Down syndrome:

SymptomFrequencyNumber of mentions
Developmental delays (behind on expected milestones)Often5 mentions
Floppy muscles or low muscle tone (hypotonia)Often2 mentions
AnxietyOften1 mention
Non-verbal (not able to use words)Often1 mention
StubbornOften1 mention

When do symptoms start?

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Change in symptoms of Down syndrome*

What happens to common Down syndrome symptoms over time?

SymptomWorseA Little WorseStayed About the SameA Little BetterBetterCompletely Resolved
Developmental delays (behind on expected milestones)0%0%40%0%60%0%
Floppy muscles or low muscle tone (hypotonia)0%0%50%0%50%0%
Anxiety0%100%0%0%0%0%
Non-verbal (not able to use words)0%0%0%0%100%0%
Stubborn0%100%0%0%0%0%

Conditions with similar symptoms to Down syndrome

Parents also mention the behaviors, signs, and symptoms associated with Down syndrome when they describe these conditions:

Discussion of Down syndrome

What was your approach to Down syndrome? What were the results?

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