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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
50%: If one parent has achondroplasia, a child has a 50 percent chance of inheriting the fgfr3 gene and subsequently developing achondroplasia. If both par ... Read More
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Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
47 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Achondroplasia: Achondroplasia is an autosomal dominant genetic disorder. For people with achondroplasia there is a 50% chance that their offspring will have the same ... Read More

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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
no: Your children are likely to be shorter than average but taller than you - there is a tendency to move towards the average over generations. This is ca ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maulik Shah
24 years experience Clinical Genetics
Yes: In most types of dwarfism, there are no reproductive issues and there is no impact on fertility. However, due to the anatomy, it is advised to have g ... Read More
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Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
42 years experience Pediatric Endocrinology
Yes: Dwarf is a term we do not use in medicine anymore because of its despective use outside of medicine, but it was used to describe proportionate short p ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
42 years experience Pediatric Endocrinology
Societal definition: Dwarf in medicine is considered a politically incorrect term, in terms of definition it use to define short people who are proportionate ( meaning the ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
50 years experience Pediatrics
See below: Dwarf is a general term of short stature below 4 1/2 ft (135 cm). Those who have normal body proportions are often called midgets.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
44 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes.: It all in the genes.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
An adult height: of less than 4 feet 10 inches maximum is one of the criteria to diagnose dwarfism.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Different kinds: Being the size of a dwarf and being a dwarf are the same. There are many different causes of dwarfism, some of which are structural genetic bone/conne ... Read More
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Dr. Thomas Riney
37 years experience Pediatrics
Depends on type: If your first child has one of the many types of dwarfism, chances of the second child having the same diagnosis depend on the type of dwarfism in the ... Read More

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