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Does The Dad Or The Mom Carry The Height Gene For A Daughter
From a medical standpoint, "genetic" refers to the potential heritability of various medical conditions. While some conditions are inevitable (at some point in one's life) as a consequence of simple genetic heritability (eg huntington's disease), a large number of medical conditions (including all behaviorial health disorders) are the expressed final pathway of a ...Read more
My mom's paternal uncle had aml at 65 and his daughter had it at 53. My mom's father had colon cancer at 87 and she had breast cancer at 54. Genetic?
Cancer is common dis: Cancer is a disease of the genes yet most people get cancer unpredictably. Breast cancer does run in families more often than other cancers. So if your mother has had it, you are at some risk too...you should be alert and watchful. Learn to do a breast self examination once monthly...looking for any lumps and also get an annual clinical breast examination done by your doctor. Mammography comes lat ...Read more
If a dad is 5'10 and the mom is 5'5 what would be the final height of the kid they have not based on genetics but simply the parents height?
Odd question: A prediction based on biological parental height is relatively good because it relies on genetics. Why you think it would not is puzzling. The male offspring are the average of parent height + 2.5-3 inches while females are the average -2-5-3 inches.If the parents have adopted the kid, their height has no input in the final outcome. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
About 5'6": In a perfect world, she would be 5'6". Using the midparental height calculation, this is the number that i come up with. Of course, nutrition, exercise level, and age at menarche all influence a girl's final adult height! the earlier that menses occurs, bone growth slows down! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My baby daddy mon has a daughter that has Down syndrome but is only from his mom not dad is there a change my baby going to have Down syndrome too?
Unlikely: With the most common chromosomal abnormality causing DS, you have no increased risk. In a much less common form ( unbalanced translocation), your baby's father has a chance of carrying it. I recommend finding out what the chromosomal abnormality was, and discuss it with your OB or a genetics specialist. ...Read more
Normal: You cannot "spoil" an infant.Get a more detailed answer ›
14 year old daughter caught masterbating with moms sex toy and what to do dad gets mad says she is to young to do this ?
Teenagers : Masturbation is a very normal and healthy aspect of puberty and adolescent development. Dad probably needs to do some reading to educate himself on normal teenage sexual maturation. Mom needs to hide her sex toys better so that this can remain a private experience for both parties ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My daughter is 11 1/2 at 5'2" and just started her period. She always one of the tallest in her class, but now is worried she is almost done growing? (dad is 6'6", mom 5'5")
90th percentile: She is taller than 90% of girls her age. Although girls grow the most the year prior to their first menstrual cycle, she should continue to grow, up to 18 yo or so, at a slower rate. Pediatricians use graphic tables that show the progression in height and weight, according to age and he can make a gross prediction of her adult height. Next time she sees her doc, ask him to show you these tables. ...Read more
Mom died of colon cancer, all 4 of dad's sis had breast cancer or precancer. 1 of the sis tested negative for cancer gene. Do I have elevated risk?
Yes, you do: First, i'm sorry to hear about your mom. That's so hard. And it's hard to worry about your own risk. You do have a higher risk of cancer, and it is probably not due to the breast/ovarian cancer gene (brca). Lynch syndrome is more likely. I can't tell you your exact risk because that depends on the age of your mom and your aunts when they were diagnosed. Tell every doctor this history from now on! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ask your dad: Most people with color-blindedness function completely normally with regard to visual activiies. They just have some difficulty telling some colors apart. For example, greens and browns tend to look the same to them. ...Read more
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