A 32-year-old male asked:
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can men with atypical cystic fibrosis have children? i have 2 children, i have no symptoms of cf and i am 32 years old. never tested for cf.

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Dr. Liesa Harte
28 years experience Family Medicine
Why are you asking?: Why are you asking this? Do your children have CF?
Answered on Jan 1, 2016
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Dr. Martin Fried
35 years experience General Practice
Yes: Men with CF are not sterile. they get blocked ducts in the reproductive organs from thick secretions. The atypical or late onset CF patient may not get as much blockage and may be able to have children.
Answered on Jan 1, 2016
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Sometimes: Actually, there are several different reasons that men with classic cystic fibrosis tend to be infertile; CFTR is part of the molecular machinery of spermatogenesis. It depends on your mutation. I'm wondering what you're worried about. Best wishes.
Answered on Jan 1, 2016
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