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Will i get ms if my grandmother had it?

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Dr. Enrique Wulff
undefined 45 years experience
Thanks for asking!: No ms is not hereditary... Do not need to worry about this any longer.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Highly unlikely: The risk of ms if your own mother had it is about 3-5%. With grandmothers, the risk is well below 1%. Ms is a complex disorder, and only genetic susceptibility plays a role if environmental triggers are present. Thus, do not worry.

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