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Can Men With Diabetes Have Children
Statistics say: With type 1 diabetes your offspring have a 5% chance. In the population in general chances are 0.9%. Sobyou have are 5 times more likely but still have a 95 % that you will not. In type 2 diabetes, heredity does play a bigger role and your offspring do have a 50 to 25% chance specially if lifestyle changes are not done early. ...Read more
Yes: Adhd affects the brain, but does not prevent the person from having children. The opposite can happen, because of less ability for impulse control and other adhd problems, leading an adhd person to create more pregnancies (as a consequence of poor planning or poor impulse control). Adhd runs in some families, so children may inherit adhd from parents. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes.: Sickle cell disease must be inherited from both parents. So it depends on the mother of the child. If she has sickle cell - all of your children will have sickle cell. If she has sickle cell trait - there is a 50% chance your children will have sickle cell disease, and a 50% chance of your children having sickle cell trait. If she has no sickle cell - your children will have sickle cell trait. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Absolutely: Unless the ovaries or testes were in the radiation port, which is unlikely, these people do as well as anyone else. I reviewed the subject a few years ago, and survivors of wilms tumor, neuroblastoma, osteosarcoma, and childhood brain tumors all seem to be able to be moms and dads to healthy babies. Congratulations on your survival and your wish to share life with others. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Commonly: Many diabetics develop both neuropathy and vascular disease, both of which contribute to erectile dysfunction. Fortunately, there are ways to treat almost every man with e.D.: pills, penile injection (injection-erection), vacuum erectile device (pump), and implantable prosthesis. Many men suffer in silence. They should be encouraged to ask for help, speak frankly with their doctors. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Epileptics can get pregnant, and have normal kids most of the time but 1-epilepsy drugs affect hormones slightly 2-hormones affect epilepsy drugs slightly 3-epilepsy cause slightly higher birth defects slightly 4-epilepsy drugs can cause birth defects slightly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Great question: Relating with one's mother evolves over time, and goes through many, many stresses and potential crises. Whether it withstands all this in a healthy way depends largely on the mother's flexibility, support, and temperamental fit with her child's needs. As adults, mothers and sons share a lifetime of little moments, hopefully more often positive than not. I don't know "numbers" on your question. ...Read more
Kidney and growth: While growth hormone will not improve kidney disease and is a diabetogenic medication, we use it in children who have poor growth due to renal failure. It helps to promote longitudinal growth in such patients who would otherwise be small. The use of hgh in children with growth failure secondary to kidney failure is fda approved. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Often rapid decline: This is a very difficult disease and often shortens life significantly. It is genetic so the fact that it reduces fertility can have some benefit too. Passing it on is not desirable. If he wants to share in a child's life - there may be better ways than fatherhood. Sorry. I expect this is sad for you. ...Read more
It happens, notoften: Most common reason is graves disease, usually kids 10-14, about 3/100, 000, far more girls than boys, can happen younger. Sometimes others in family may have it, not always. It can be effectively treated with medicine and close follow-up; kids often do better than adults. Also, toddlers can get into others' meds, and newborns can be affected if their moms are hyperthyroid. ...Read more
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