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Are there any rare genetic conditions that could occur if third cousins have children? Do any specifically effect the height of those children?

Are there any rare genetic conditions that could occur if third cousins have children? Do any specifically effect the height of those children?

Low risk but some: We are all thought to carry a few defective recessive genes. This has no importance because a good gene does enough work to prevent symptoms. You are more likely to share the same defective recessive genes with those closest to you genetically. Brother/sister are the closest, 1st cousins less & 2nd cousins even less. When recessive genes pair up, metabolic diseases like PKU can show up.

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My first cousin's baby has been diagnosed with Goldenhar/ OAV syndrome. No-one else in the family has it. Is it something I could pass to my children?

My first cousin's baby has been diagnosed with Goldenhar/ OAV syndrome. No-one else in the family has it. Is it something I could pass to my children?

No: If your cousin's baby is the first in your family, it is very nearly impossible for you to carry a recessive gene (most of the Goldenhar cases are sporadic, that is, happen randomly). Only a tiny number are inherited and this small number of Goldenhar cases are identified when several members of a family are affected. Your children are very safe.

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I got a dilemma, im in love with my cousin and I want 2 marry her. 1 problem is that my mum and dad are also cousins, hers are not. Children handi %?

I got a dilemma, im in love with my cousin and I want 2 marry her. 1 problem is that my mum and dad are also cousins, hers are not. Children handi %?

Risks in mariage: Geneticists estimate that we all carry at least 4 gene defects that when paired with another carrier could produce chronic disease (like cystic fibrosis) or death (metabolic disorder).Any marriage between close relatives increases this statistical risk. Marrying outside the family decreases risk substantially for rare afflictions. Your risk could be as high as 25% for kids with some disorders.

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I'm going to marry with my cousin who does not have any thalasemia, while I have b thalassemia minor, will our children have serious problem?

I'm going to marry with my cousin who does not have any thalasemia, while I have b thalassemia minor, will our children have serious problem?

Possibly: It is estimated that we all carry at least 4 autosomal recessive genes to conditions that may involve metabolic or other problems like cystic fibrosis.Conditions that hide in the recessive state but can be deadly when two carriers produce an affected child. Cousins are less likely than siblings to have defective kids. In many places it is illegal for sibs and cousins to marry for this reason.

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Sir I wanna ask u that I hv married to my cousin for the last 5 years, my two children died due to fits, doctors said that it is due to cousin marriag?

Sir I wanna ask u that I hv married to my cousin for the last 5 years, my two children died due to fits, doctors said that it is due to cousin marriag?

Consanguinity: Is the big fancy term. When close relaties marry the genetic pool can be weakened and their offspring can have issues. There can also e genetic mutations that affect the children. Your most informative answer on being closely related and that causing the fits is to see a genetic specialist....To make sure that is the cause.

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What will be the chances of birthdefects in my children if I marry a maternal cousin whose parents are first cousins? No cousin marriages in my family

What will be the chances of birthdefects in my children if I marry a maternal cousin whose parents are first cousins? No cousin marriages in my family

Pre-marital genetic: Counseling will help define your risk of autosomal recessive genetic disorders, in which each parent carries the harmful gene mutation. In pakistan, first-cousin marriage has a 7.9% risk of infant mortality ; a 5-6% risk for birth defects, but having multiple generations of first-cousin marriages increases chances of having a child with a recessive disorder 13 times that of the general population.

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Is it ok if I marry a women and have a children from her if her mother have Schizophrenia. Note that my cousin also have this disease.

Is it ok if I marry a women and have a children from her if her mother have Schizophrenia. Note that my cousin also have this disease.

Schizophrenia: We do not know enough about this disorder to give a definite answer but it is important for you both to visit an expert on schizophrenia doctor or genetic doc. Then get a second opinion. Schizophrenia is not entirely genetic but is a factor.

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Are learning disabilities found in children with parents that were cousins an what neurological disease can be caused by this. Also.?

Are learning disabilities found in children with parents that were cousins an what neurological disease can be caused by this. Also.?

Genetic: Learning disabilities are genetic disorders and run in families but not necessarily in intermarried cousins. It is true that consanguinity tends to cause more genetic disorders.

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I can have children?

I can have children?

Hopefully: If you want to have children but are not trying presently, there are some tests that can help tell you more. But the only way to absolutely prove one way or another is to attempt pregnancy with your partner. See your gynecologist: they can help you with the available tests.

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Why children feel giddy?

Why children feel giddy?

Vertigo?: Many children get very dizzy at times without definite cause. Some are due to ear infections or ear fluid pressure. Other times it may happen because of spinning around. Episodic vertigo is a very dramatic event in some children when they look terrified and have to hold on for a few moments, then return to normal. This is usually benign but needs a good evaluation.

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Why can't I have children?

Why can't I have children?

Consultation time: Time to consult with your ob/gyn or get a referral to a fertility center. Both you & your partner need to be evaluated. There are many possible issues & many available solutions.

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Is 40 to old to have children?

Is 40 to old to have children?

Maybe, maybe not: Many women are quite successful in their pregnancies at 40.There is some reduced fertility & increased risk of complications, but if your basic health is good & you understand the increased risk of down syndrome, I don't see any reason to say it's too late.

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Can icjd be passed on to your children?

Can icjd be passed on to your children?

CJD: The familial form can be inherited in @10% of cases, through gene mutation.

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Why is it bad to marry your first cousin?

Why is it bad to marry your first cousin?

Genetic problems: The closer one is in actual relationship, the more likely you will share common, detrimental genes. If you are both sterile, I suppose this could work out. It is the impact on the next generation that limits intermarriage among close relatives.