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Can Second Cousins Have Children
Hiiii....I am thinking to get pregnant n I heared that marrying in family with cousin might get any risk or disorders in children is that true?
Yes: Consanguity in parents (cousins etc) increases th incidence of birth defects in babies.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I'm a girl going to marry with my cousin who does not have any thalassemia, while I have b thalassemia minor, will our children have serious problem?
Not recommended: To marry relatives due to in-breading of genetic problems.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
I am Dr Muhammad Aslam, and have cousin marriage and have three children, two sons and one daughter. All of them are suffering from sensory neuropathy (Syringomylia) loss of pain sensation and two of them one son and daughter are also suffering from dry
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I am Dr Muhammad Aslam, and have cousin marriage and have three children, two sons and one daughter. All of them are suffering from sensory neuropathy (Syringomylia)- loss of pain sensation and two of them one son and daughter are also suffering from dry.
Question?: Appreciate the info., but what is the question?
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 2 more doctor answers
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
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