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Doctor insights on: Can A Friend Or Grandfather Fill In As A Father Figure

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Can a friend or grandfather fill in as a father figure?

Can a friend or grandfather fill in as a father figure?

YES!: A father figure is usually an older man, normally one with power, authority, or strength, with whom one can identify with on a deeply psychological level and who generates emotions generally felt towards one's father... An emotional substitute for a father... ...Read more

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How long does it take to be back on shape, After bring diagnoised with Bones Tuberculosis. My friend's father is 68 and has been sick for longtime.

How long does it take to be back on shape, After bring diagnoised with Bones Tuberculosis. My friend's father is 68 and has been sick for longtime.

Bone TB: TB of the bone is a very serious disease, and must be carefully evaluated and treated for a period of time necessary to control the disease. Have your friends father check with his doctor re: any questions. ...Read more

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My father and grandfather died of cardiomyopathy. Will i?

My father and grandfather died of cardiomyopathy. Will i?

Possibly: Having 2 affected family members is suspicious for familial cardiomyopathy. To be certain, it is necessary to determine the cause of the cardiomyopathy in your father and gf. The risk is greater if they had hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. In cases of dilated cardiomyopathy of unknown cause, 30-40% are familial. ...Read more

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There's an hemochromatosis health issue in my family. My grandfather had it, but not my father. What are the chances that I have the disease?

There's an hemochromatosis health issue in my family. My grandfather had it, but not my father. What are the chances that I have the disease?

Low, probably: If your granddad had hereditary hemochromatosis caused by homozygous mutations of the hfe gene, then your father has at least one mutation. Your mom may be a carrier - this is pretty common: about 1/9 people with a northern european background have 1 mutation. So your risk of inheriting 2 mutations may be about 3%. However, 75-90% of individuals with 2 mutations never get sick. ...Read more

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I am 22 yrs old female my height is 142 CM i.E: 4'8'' .My father and grandfather are also short. Now is there any chance i can still grow a few inches?

I am 22 yrs old female my height is 142 CM i.E: 4'8'' .My father and grandfather are also short. Now is there any chance i can still grow a few inches?

Unlikely: Since you are 22, you have likely reached your adult height. Might grow a little bit more! dont let your height be anything to hinder you from your path of happiness and prosperity. ...Read more

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I am questioning who fathered my child. I had unprotected sex twice in a month. I was with my friend on oct 22 and had unprotected sex, i got back together with my boyfriend on oct 25 and we continued to have unprotected sex until nov 30 i fould out i was

I am questioning who fathered my child. I had unprotected sex twice in a month. I was with my friend on oct 22 and had unprotected sex, i got back together with my boyfriend on oct 25 and we continued to have unprotected sex until nov 30 i fould out i was

That's a hard one: The long term implications are tremendous, but there are ways you can sort this out in the near future.The NIPP is an early test that can use fetal blood cells that float around in mom's system to test paternity and other issues as early as 8 weeks.It uses these fetal cells and compares the DNA of the potential fathers to define paternity. ...Read more

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My father and grandfather are nearly bald, so does that mean I'll be bald as well ?

My father and grandfather are nearly bald, so does that mean I'll be bald as well ?

Not necessarily.: Interestingly, most of the genetic risk for male pattern baldness comes from your mother's side of the family, not your father's. If men on your mother's side of your family tend towards balding as they age, you are more likely to go bald than if just the men on your father's side of the family go bald. However, there's no certainty one way or another. ...Read more

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Is there any chance to grow the hight of me than my parents(5'5ft), grandfather and my father's younger brother(6'6ft)?

Is there any chance to grow the hight of me than my parents(5'5ft), grandfather and my father's younger brother(6'6ft)?

Where are you now?: If you are 4'4' then unlikely, if close to parents' height, you have another few years before growth plates close, and should discuss this concern with your parents and pediatrician to see if eligible for growth hormone based on taller potential in your family tree. Good luck. ...Read more

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Sex w/my ex sept 7 and sex w/ my friend sept 15 the doc said on oct 22 that i was 5w4d that puts it at sept 12th. Who's most likely the father?

Sex w/my ex sept 7 and sex w/ my friend sept 15 the doc said on oct 22 that i was 5w4d that puts it at sept 12th. Who's most likely the father?

Likely the Ex: If the data you provided is correct, your ex is more likely to be the father. You can get a dna testing done to ascertain who the father is. ...Read more