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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?
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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.
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
What's the question?: Please resubmit with a question. You could also write me privately at: www. Healthtap/drsaghafi. Key Code: PDXFNR ...Read more
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? ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Vomiting: For a simple gastroenteritis, gut rest (nothing to eat or drink for 2-3 hrs) followed by small sips of clear fluids, frequently (goal depending on age of child 1-4 oz/hr). The presence of pain is more worrisome and I would recommend taking the child to their doctor for a hands-on examination to rule out anything more serious. ...Read more
Safe/locks: A good gun safe can double as a home for some family valuables. There are a number of trigger locks and quick entry safes on the market that provide quick access but eliminate child entry. As mentioned, kids taught gun handling and safety as early as age 4 are less likely to play with any gun they find anywhere. ...Read more
Ringworm is actually not caused by a worm at all, but is caused by a fungus that lives on the skin called tinea. People can get a tinea infection from skin to skin contact with an infected person or pet or by sharing personal items such as towels, clothing, and combs.
Clotrimazole is the generic name for the over the counter cream that treats ringworm. Apply 2-3 times a day for a few weeks until the lesion disappears completely and then some. Keep it covered for the first day of treatment (or longer if you want to) to prevent spread. Your child will need to see his doctor for a stronger medication if the ringworm is on his scalp, continues to spread after treatment at home or if it doesn't get better after 4 weeks of treatment at home. ...Read more
Inherited or steroid: The common cause is congenital, but it can also be caused by maternal steroids passed on through breast milk to the newborn. It is different from breast milk jaundice (breast-fed infants have higher bilirubin levels than formula-fed ones). If inherited it is a recessive gene. ...Read more
Structure: It is not necessarily that kids are "lazy". It may be as simple as a schedule and expectations problem. Some kids are in so many activities they are burned out and have little time for anything else. Most kids nowadays live to be on a wireless device and that takes a chunk of time. Have clear expectations of your child and let him know what they are. Unplug the tv, limit the phone gaming time. ...Read more
Speech/Language: Therapists often code for Developmental Apraxia when insurances won't pay for SLT for Receptive &/or Expressive Language Disorder. Full evaluation may also reveal Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Intellectual Disability, Social Communication Disorder or, at 5 or >, Specific Language Impairment. Mutant FOXP2 genes on Chr. 7 cause familial DA or SLI. The incidence of DA is 0.1-0.2 % of children. ...Read more
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