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Dr. James Okamoto
Board Certified, Family Medicine
29 years in practice
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What are the odds that a latin person would be an albino especially when there is no clinical visual impairment linking to being albino?

Dr. James Okamoto
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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What are the odds that a latin person would be an albino especially when there is no clinical visual impairment linking to being albino?

Very low: The odds of albinism is low to begin with, 1 in 17,000. If there are no visual disturbances it is even more unlikely to be albinism. Melanin is required for the development of the optical system, and since melanin is absent in albinos, they all have visual problems unfortunately. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
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What happens when an albino person and a really dark person have a child together?

Dr. Richard Bensinger
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
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Most likely normal: The albino has two recessive albino genes and will give one to each of his/her children. The other parent probably has two normal genes so all the offspring will look normal but all will carry one albino gene. In the extraordinarily unlikely event that the partner carries one albino gene of the correct type, then 1/2 of the children will have albinism and 1/2 will be carriers. Rare! ...Read more

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Dr. Gregory Vipond
Board Certified, Facial Plastic Surgery
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What causes someone to be an albino?

Dr. Gregory Vipond
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What causes someone to be an albino?

Albinism: An albino is a term used to describe someone with albinism. This is a condition that results in an inability to make melanin or pigment. There are different causes such as defects in the synthesis of melanin, distribution of melanin within the skin, and lack of pigment cells called melanocytes. ...Read more

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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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What kind of tests can you have done to see if you'r baby's albino?

Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Board Certified, Pediatrics
30 years in practice
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In a baby already...: ...Born, the diagnosis is usually pretty obvious. Prenatally, a genetic test on amniocentesis or villous sampling cells is possible, but I am not sure anyone does it. ...Read more

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Dr. Buck Parker
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Dr. Claude Parola
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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What causes people to be albino?

Dr. Claude Parola
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
35 years in practice
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Genetic: It is a genetic problem that cause an individual not to produce melanin ( substance that cause the skin to be dark). ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Roberts
Board Certified, Clinical Genetics
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What can cause a person to be born albino?

Dr. Richard Roberts
Board Certified, Clinical Genetics
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What can cause a person to be born albino?

Many causes: There are many different forms of albinism. The one without any pigment produced in the hair, skin, or irises, is an autosomal recessive condition (as are other kinds of albinism). Both parents are carriers, and therefore in each pregnancy there is 1 chance in 4 that the fertilized egg will inherit both parental albinism genes. It is rare that 2 people have babies together who are both carriers ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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Does albino have a fishy smelly vigina?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Does albino have a fishy smelly vigina?

There is no reason: That a person who is albino would specifically have a foul smelling vagina. If you have a change in color, texture, odor or amount of vaginal discharge ; problems such as pain, itching burning with urination or sex or redness/swelling then it is best to see your gynecologist for evaluation ; accurate assessment. ...Read more

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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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Can you have an albino baby even if you don't have any albinos in the family?

Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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Can you have an albino baby even if you don't have any albinos in the family?

Yes.: Albino is a recessive trait, meaning that it is possible for neither parent to be an albino, and by chance to have no other relatives who cannot make melanin in their skin and hair and eyes. ...Read more

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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How can I stop my hair from turning white if i'm albino?

Dr. Bac Nguyen
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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How can I stop my hair from turning white if i'm albino?

It is beautiful...: Albinism is a genetic condition and currently we neither know how nor have the ability to change it safely. There is no permanent way to change your hair color short of hair-transplant. Hair dye can provide instant change. Embrace whay u have: i see it as a relatively unique beauty of life. Wouldn't u agree the lady in picture here is beautiful? Talk to your friends/family. Smile. Laugh. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Colton Bradshaw
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What are the chances of being born an albino?

Dr. Colton Bradshaw
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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Small.: Albinism is a rare condition found in less than 5 people per 100, 000 in the United States and europe. So, if you lived in a city of 1 million people, you would find only about 50 people there who could be albino. ...Read more

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