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is kleppial feil syndrome genetic and can i possibly give it to my kids?

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Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Klippel Feil: syndrome, which is a fusion of any 2 of the cervical vertebrae, often associated with other features, has different inheritance depending on which vertebrae are fused. There also are spontaneous mutations of the gene, which would mean that a person may not have a family history. I would recommend discussing this with your doctor or a genetic specialist.

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A 58-year-old female asked:

Hi i wanted to know if it is possible to consult a doctor that works with genetics. I am interested in someone who i know has fs fshd and i wanted to know if I have kids if there is any way to do tests ahead of time and make sure that they are not disable

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Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 19 years experience
There : There are geneticists that can be counseled prior to becoming pregnant. Both you and your partner will be interviewed and based on history genetic testing for certain disease can be done. On the other hand you can wait until you are pregnant and have your doctor schedule a visit with a prenatal genetic counselors. They will be able to determine your baby's chances of having a genetic disorder or birth defect. The role of the counselor is to make sure you understand all the medical and technical information, and to help you navigate through your feelings so that you can make an informed choice if it comes to that. Good luck.

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