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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Depends: Some extra chromosomes are incompatible with life. Some extra chromosomes may be associated with mental retardation and congenital deformities. Some ... Read More
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Error in formation: During formation of either egg or sperm (gametes), the chromosome (c) pairs that make up the normal cell separate and each gamete is supposed to have ... Read More
Dr. Johanna Fricke
50 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
A genetic accident: Human cells are supposed to have 23 chromosomes from father's sperm that pair up with 23 chromosomes from mother's egg. If either donation has an ext ... Read More

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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Wasserman
44 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Uncertain: The effect of a chromosome abnormal depends much more on the nature of the abnormality (size of the defect or duplication for example) than which chro ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
35 years experience Pediatrics
No.: None are contagious, and very few lead to violent behaviors.
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Dr. Mark Diamond
46 years experience Pediatrics
The Question Is???: These are not contagious. Is that the question?
Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
47 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Chromosomal abnormal: Chromosomal abnormalities are not contagious. They are caused by events around conception of that particular individual. So not to worry.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: It actually increases to a small degree with every year after peak fertility in the mid 20's. At 40 the risk of a trisomy 21 Down syndrome reaches 1% ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Garcia
9 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Webbed neck: Webbed neck is associated most commonly with two different conditions, turners syndrome and noonan syndrome. Only turners syndrome is associated wi ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Que Chu
Dr. Que Chu answered
46 years experience General Practice
Y inversion: Review of literature J Hered 1982 May - June: Inverted Y chromosome does not impede the production of normal sperm and does not predispose to non-disj ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karl Muench
61 years experience Clinical Genetics
Yes: Some of the physical signs of edwards syndrome are non-specific, that is, shared by other syndromes, with or without chromosomal abnormalities. No one ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Possible but: I would consult a geneticist, usually found affiliated with a medical school or children's hospital. There may be specifics to you situation that make ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Not on the internet: That specific question cannot possibly be answered on the internet. You need a geneticist to do the right tests and provide you with a competent cons ... Read More
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Dr. Laura McMullen
21 years experience Pediatrics
Her : Her male children will be colorblind because all of her male children will have one of her x's with the colorblindness gene and a y from the dad that ... Read More

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