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If a 2 short ppl marry, a female(156cm), and guy(164cm).Will they face the risk of getting children shorter than them or even dwarfs cz they are short?
no: Your children are likely to be shorter than average but taller than you - there is a tendency to move towards the average over generations. This is called "regression to the mean". (no guarantees though!) be sure your baby has good nutrition! the best way is for you to have good nutrition and breast feed. ...Read more
Short stature is a clinical finding in which a child is at or below the third percentile on the growth chart. Short stature is also defined relative to the child's growth potential as determined by the child's genetics (parents' heights). When a child is below his or her genetic potential, the child is evaluated for medical conditions such as growth hormone deficiency, hypothyroidism, or chromosomal abnormalities ...Read more
If a man with achondroplasia and a normal woman children, what is the likelihood of having dwarfs?
50%: If one parent has achondroplasia, a child has a 50 percent chance of inheriting the fgfr3 gene and subsequently developing achondroplasia. If both parents have the disorder, the child has a three in four (75 percent) chance of developing achondroplasia. Also, in these cases, the child has a one in four chance of inheriting the gene from both parents. Newborns who inherit both genes are considered. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If I am normal sized, and have a child with a dwarf, what are the chances our child will be a dwarf?
Yes: Dwarf is a term we do not use in medicine anymore because of its despective use outside of medicine, but it was used to describe proportionate short people( mainly pepople with growth hormone deficiency). Growth hormone deficiency can be hereditary bu it can also happen in a spontaneous mutation (no parent or family history). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
An adult height: of less than 4 feet 10 inches maximum is one of the criteria to diagnose dwarfism. ...Read more
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