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Does Appendicitis Run In Families
Absolutely: Very often however, older women will have not gotten a diagnosis of endometriosis but will have a long history of pain or hard periods and their daughters will have the same, starting in their early teens and everyone will just think that "its just what women in our family have as their periods" and no one will consider endometriosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, it can.: The most frequent causes for stomach cancer include alcohol & tobacco use, chronic acid reflux, and exposure to a bacteria called h. Pylori. Much less common are inherited forms of stomach cancer. When present, this type of stomach cancer is often related to a mutation in one of the brca genes, which is more commonly associated with breast cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes it can: A family history of ovarain cancer in a first-degree relative (sister, mother, daughter) increases the ovarain cacner risk in a erson. Certain inherited genetic syndromes such as brca mutation carriers and patients with lynch syndrome are predisposed to ovarain cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rheumatologic issues: The specific diagnosis of lupus wouldn't run in families as much as the tendency towards rheumatologic conditions in general - that tendency runs in families - lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, Sjögren's syndrome, scleroderma. Can find all of these in family lineages. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Family members of people who have granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) or microscopic polyangiitis (MPA) don't appear to be at increased risk of developing either type of vasculitis: Also, GPA and MPA aren't contagious. These disorders can't spread from one person to another by direct or indirect contact. Although GPA can affect more than one member of a family, this situation rarely occurs. Typically, GPA and MPA develop in people who have no family history of either disease. Still, it's possible that genetic factors might play a role in the development of GPA and MPA. It's believed that one or more genetic and environmental factors, such as infections, allergic reactions, certain drugs and diseases, might trigger an immune system response that causes GPA and MPA symptoms. Further research is needed to determine which genes might play a role. ...Read more
Rarely: The vast majority of cases of lymphedema have an identifiable cause, occurring after surgery, cancer, and/or radiation. We call this secondary lymphedema. A far smaller number of cases of lymphedema is primary, meaning that we can't identify the cause. Some of these cases are hereditary, and run in families, but not most, as far as we know. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Having a close relative with this disorder does increase risk. ...Read more
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