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What percentage of neurofibromatosis is random, in which no family members have it but you?

What percentage of neurofibromatosis is random, in which no family members have it but you?

Rare: Non genetic mutation, causing neurofibromatosis is rare. In nf-1 chromosome 17 is involved nf-2 chro. 22 is involved, autosomal dominant transmission that means 50% chances the offspring will inherit the disease. ...Read more

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Migraines run on my side of the family. What is the percentage that our kids will get them?

Migraines run on my side of the family.  What is the percentage that our kids will get them?

About 50%: The findings vary some across studies but the risk of migraine is about 50% higher in relatives of persons with migraines when compared to relatives of persons without migraines. ...Read more

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Come from big family and want to lose weight but its hard for me?

Come from big family and want to lose weight but its hard for me?

Losing weight: To lose weight, get ur resting metabolism rate done(weight loss centers do this). This determines the total number of calories you need to lose 1-2lbs/week. Decreasing 500cal/day will give you a 1lb wt loss in 1wk; drink water (1/2 your body weight), eat small meals about 150-200cal 2-4x/(depending on your metabolism rate) and 500cal/meal at night: lean protein/veggies; avoid carbs, . ...Read more

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If my wife's side of the family has big boobs, will that pass on to my children?

If my wife's side of the family has big boobs, will that pass on to my children?

Maybe: Inheritance of body shape is variable. Time will tell, as your daughters get older. ...Read more

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If someone in your family has down syndrome, is there a larger risk that your baby will have down syndrome?

If someone in your family has down syndrome, is there a larger risk that your baby will have down syndrome?

Slight risk: Most down syndrome is sporadic. A few patients with down syndrome have the extra 21 chromosome translocated on to another chromosome. In some of these cases the parents can carry the translocated chromosome in a balanced form and they and other family members could be at increased risk to have children with the syndrome. ...Read more

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If my family have big breasts will i most likely have them as well?

If my family have big breasts will i most likely have them as well?

No way to know.: You might have a tendency, but that is a lot different than "most likely". There is no breast gene that guarantees you will inherit the family breasts. ...Read more

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Hello sir, my one family member have tuberculosis. Could you please tell me that, is it a big problem?

Hello sir,
   my one family member have tuberculosis. Could you please tell me that, is it a big problem?

It could be: You could contract it from your relative. Usually after 2 weeks of treatment the patient is not contagious anymore but your relative might have a strain which is difficult to treat because he/she needs to take multiple antibiotics at once and also for a long time (6 to 9 months). ...Read more

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Supposing you have only 1 person with diabetes in a very large family, is this considered family history of diabetes?

Supposing you have only 1 person with diabetes in a very large family, is this considered family history of diabetes?

Yes: As, for examples , other non-diabetic patients in family, may not have inherited the gene, or if have gene didn't get obese. ...Read more

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Hair was very thick,fell rapidly and in big clumps, now my hair is very thin and no one in the family is like that, so what causes it for a 19yrs old?

Hair was very thick,fell rapidly and in big clumps, now my hair is very thin and no one in the family is like that, so what causes it for a 19yrs old?

Sevral causes, or: Even you might not find a cause at all, rare. Kindly check with your doctor, preferably a dermatologist for examination, after taking your history. Some blood tests may be ordered , as thyroid function tests, ? Other tests would be ordered too,good luck ...Read more