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can people with muscular dystrophy have children

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathryn Mosher
19 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Yes but . . .: Yes, there is no reason that a person with duchenne could not reproduce. However, most people with duchenne elect not to because as they get older the ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Yes: Fertility isn't affected. All the daughters will be carriers; all the sons will be unaffected unless the mother is a carrier and transmits the gene. T ... Read More
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Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Often rapid decline: This is a very difficult disease and often shortens life significantly. It is genetic so the fact that it reduces fertility can have some benefit too. ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
25 years experience Pulmonology
Low 'fighters': With dmd and its subsets, there are some cases with affected white cell lines and the immunoglob as well. Add to this problem of poor muscles power ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Singer
50 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Yes: There are many forms of muscular dystrophy, most of which have no effect on fertility.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Gantsoudes
16 years experience Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
It depends: Certain types of inhalational anesthetics can cause a severe reaction in patients with muscle disorders. This reaction is called "malignant hyperther ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Gantsoudes
16 years experience Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
It depends: Certain types of inhalational anesthetics can cause a severe reaction in patients with muscle disorders. This reaction is called "malignant hyperther ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Most do: This is a common and minor problem in early infancy. Patients of either sex grow up to lead regular lives with the same fertility prospects as anyone ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Adhd affects the brain, but does not prevent the person from having children. The opposite can happen, because of less ability for impulse control and ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
21 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Varies: Men are often sterile due to the absence of the vas deferens (a tube that carries sperm). Not all men with CF are sterile, though. Women can usually h ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carol Van der Harst
34 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Not to worry: People with weakness like muscular dystrophy can position themselves for sexual activity with a willing partner. Penile erection is a vascular respo ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Yes: In fact, this is quite a big deal. If you are going to be a mother, you will need to manage your pku diet very carefully while you are pregnant, or th ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
33 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Rain trigger: Please specify what symptoms occur with rain and resubmit your question.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Depends on situation: I have one wonderful mom whose 3 kids (all after ms dx) are just wonderful.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
30 years experience Pediatrics
Yes, it's possible: In many cases, the cause of a learning disability is not known. Learning difficulties that accompany this disability aren't the result of the way the ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maxine Lingurar
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Usually not. : Many women with epilepsy have normal pregnancies. They need to be aware that epilepsy medicines need to be monitored since levels may change due to ch ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Abel
25 years experience Pediatrics
YES: Be sure to let your obstetrician know you have sickle cell so you can be managed correctly.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Clarity: Amyotrophy refers to diabetics who have a lower back metabolic radiculopathy and many of these reverse over 6 months. But if you mean "Amyotrophic La ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Ramsey
35 years experience Adolescent Medicine
You will need a team: Of a pediatrician, pediatric orthopedist and pediatric neurologist. You might also be referred to a geneticist.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience Pediatrics
Varies : Some congenital heart problems r associated with learning problems. Some genetic disorders are associated with both too. Secondary learning problems c ... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Multiple ages: MS can affect young people, but it can also wait until middle age to become apparent. Peak onset is 20-30 years, but can occur as last as the 60s (rar ... Read More
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