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what are the chances of a person with down syndrome passing it to their kids

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Byron Hapner
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
About 50/50: Many females with Down syndrome can get pregnant, maybe one half or more. It's estimated that 35 to 50 percent of their children will have down synd ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
ACOG charts show the: risk of having a fetus with a Trisomy 21, Down Syndrome, at prenatal diagnosis vs. the risk of having a live-born infant with DS because ~ 25% are l ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dmitriy Niyazov
19 years experience in Clinical Genetics
Maternal age: It depends on maternal age http://www.Ds-health.Com/risk.Htm.
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Depends on situation: Recurrence risk for traditional 21 trisomy ds is 1% plus any age related risk. If the 1st offspring has a translocation ds (2%) which is extra 21 ma ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
45 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: The most significant risk factor for down's syndrome is the mother's age. Please speak to your doctor about the pros and cons and risks to you and the ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Andrews
35 years experience in Interventional Radiology
There : There are several ultrasound findings that can suggest down sysndrome, and echogenic bowel is one of them. There could be other explanations for that ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Romano
8 years experience in Internal Medicine
Pregnancy risk : At your age, there is generally a much higher risk of downs syndrome and it would be more difficult to pregnant. See your doctor for advice specific t ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience in Preventive Medicine
Variable: They do die relatively young in the 20s and 30s but they thrive on love just the same as normal kids and their death is unpredictable.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cindy Williams
38 years experience in Pediatrics
Downs Syndrome: I assume you mean toilet training? Either way, this site should be a good source for all of your Down's Syndrome questions. Also, look for local suppo ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
1/100 births: As above the rate of ds births are lowest in the early 20's at about 1/2000 with a gradual increase in risks that hit 1/100 at 40.There is always a b ... Read More
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