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Will My Baby Have Sickle Cell Disease If My Partner And I Carry The Gene
Not necessarily: If you and your partner both have sickle cell trait, there is a 25% chance your child will be normal (not have sickle cell trait or anemia), a 50% chance they will have sickle cell trait (just like you and your partner), and a 25% chance they will have sickle cell disease. Prenatal diagnosis is available early in pregnancy that will tell you what your child has. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
From a medical standpoint, "genetic" refers to the potential heritability of various medical conditions. While some conditions are inevitable (at some point in one's life) as a consequence of simple genetic heritability (eg huntington's disease), a large number of medical conditions (including all behaviorial health disorders) are the expressed final pathway of a ...Read more
If my boyfriend has sickle cell anemia and I don't have neither the trait or disease, will our child end up having it?
No: If your boyfriend has sickle cell anemia (2 abnormal genes) and you have 2 normal genes, then your children will all have sickle cell trait but none will have the disease. You need to be sure you have no other blood abnormalities like thalassemia or hemoglobin c trait which can be totally asymptomatic; this would change the answer significantly! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: If you have ss disease all of your potential kids would at least be a carrier(trait). If your spouse is a carrier ( some do not know) then your kids could be either carriers(trait) or affected. ...Read more
If my baby is born with sickle cell disease does that mean I and her father have to have the trait?
Yes: Both of you have to carry the gene. ...Read more
Not necessarily: If you and your partner both have sickle cell trait, there is a 25% chance your child will be normal (not have sickle cell trait or anemia), a 50% chance they will have sickle cell trait (just like you and your partner), and a 25% chance they will have sickle cell disease. Prenatal diagnosis is available early in pregnancy that will tell you what your child has. ...Read more
Im pregnant and me and my baby daddy got the sickle cell traits is it possible that my baby be born w/o the disease or all our kids have the disease?
3 possibilities: With every conception you run the risk of having all kids with SS sickle cell disease, or a carrier state or all normal. If you have one with sickle cell the next one could be too. Conception does not take into account theoretic risk which here would give you 75% unaffected, they could all have sickle cell. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If me and boyfriend both have sickle cell trait, how will we prevent our children from having full sickle cell anemia?
Nothing: Unfortunately, there would be 25% chance for your child to have sickle cell disease and 50% chance for sickle cell trait . With our technology now, nothing can alter the risk. Sorry to say , the only thing for somebody with sickle cell trait to completely prevent any possibility of having a biological child with sickle cell disease is by having a child with somebody with normal hb. ...Read more
My husband have e trait and I have beta thalassemia minor and we have 1 child.What will be the result of our current and future baby?
My girlfriends mom has huntington disease... If my gf and I have kids what is the chance they will have the disease too?
Genetic consult: It's great that you think ahead. Today there are genetic markers for huntington that can be studied & if your gf is positive she will both get huntington disease & potentially pass it to her kids (risk = 50% per conception). A consultation with a medical geneticist should be able to clear the air on this issue and analyse any risks from either side of the family. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If both my girlfriend and I have sickle cell trait, what will it mean for us? What are the chances of having a healthy kid? We're both 22
Provided both are Ss: Which means you are heterozygous for the hgbs mutation (one normal beta chain and one sickle cell mutant beta chain), then mendelian genetics define risk for having disease, trait, or normal. You have a 25% chance of having a child with sickle cell, a 25% chance of no disease, and a 50% chance of your child having trait. Disease severity is affected by other intrinsic and extrinsic factors. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
My boyfriend & I have sickle cell anemia, our son will also inherit the disease. Should we wait until umbilical cord stops pulsating before clamping?
Doesn't matter: Sickle cell disease will affect his blood cells over time as they sickle with dehydration and illness, or as they live a shorter duration in the body. Generally there aren't any symptoms at birth, and nothing having to do with the cord will make a difference. In actuality, his fetal hemoglobin will be more protective from sickle cell, and treatments now focus on keeping fetal hemoglobin around. ...Read more
My husband have e trait and i've beta thalassemia minor and we have 1 child.After which month we will test our baby?Now she have passed 3 months.
Both my husband and I have been tested repeatedly for the sickle cell trait we are both negative but our son has the trait?? How is this possible?
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Disease or Trait?: Do you have sickle cell disease or trait (carrier)? Sickle cell disease is inherited in an autosomal recessive pattern. If both parents have sickle cell disease, then the child will have the disease. If both parents have sickle cell trait, then there is a 25% chance of having a child with sickle cell disease and 50% chance of having a child with sickle cell trait (carrier). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Highly unlikely...: It is theoretically possible for someone to acquire a new mutation (de novo mutation) that is not inherited from a parent, but this has not been described for the sickle cell mutation. Statistically speaking, if you have sickle cell trait, one your biological parents also has to have it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the chances my child will be born with chromosomal abnormalities? I was told my unborn child has echogenic bowels, that i tested higher for the risk of Down syndrome and as a carrier of the cystic fibrosis trait
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 finding, though. It sound like you will need some testing to find out what's going on. The two tests used most commonly are amniocentesis and chorionic villous sampling. Each has its own risks and benefits, so you should discuss them with your obstetrician. I would suggest that you do this sooner than later, and regardless of whether the outcome might lead you to terminate the pregnancy. ...Read more
An inherited blood disease causing red blood cells to be sickle (curved) shaped instead of round. It shortens life expectancy, and can result in bacterial infections, painful swelling of the hands and feet, fever, arthritis, leg ulcers, fatigue, anemia, eye damage, and ...Read more
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