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Medical Mysteries addresses issues and concerns of rare disorders and syndromes. The disorders that are discussed in this program are very rare and some doctors have never seen or heard of the disorders and syndromes that they are presented with. They must research and analyze every detail in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Sometimes these disorders are a genetic puzzle to try to figure out. They spend countless hours trying to find answers to the puzzles they are presented with. They have seen patients with stuttering problems, children that were very short in statue and weighed very little and people with excessive body hair just to mention a few. The challenges these doctors face to uncover the underlying cause to these strange syndromes and disorders is much like trying to find a needle in a haystack. Family history, economic conditions and where a patient resides or has visited must be considered when trying to make an accurate diagnosis.