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Had 1 episode of idiopathic mild acute pancreatitis at age 29. No family history of pancreatitis. Chance of hereditary pancreatitis high?

Had 1 episode of idiopathic mild acute pancreatitis at age 29. No family history of pancreatitis. Chance of hereditary pancreatitis high?

Hereditary: You could get a genetic study to see if you have the gene present in people with hereditary pancreatitis. If you have family members with idiopathic pancreatitis flareups then you probably don't need to go through genetic testing and just continue to abstain from alcohol. ...Read more

Idiopathic (Definition)

An idiopathic medical condition is one of unknown or obscure cause. In some conditions, there may be known causes as well. For example, themajority of glaucoma cases are idiopathic (unknown cause), but there are some cases related to eye ...Read more


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Is it true that idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis hereditary?

Is it true that idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis hereditary?

Some forms are: A few rare forms of ipf have been identified and defective genes identified, but this is not the case for th majority of ipf sufferers. There may be a heritable genes for the disease, but they have not been identified. ...Read more

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I have eczema, is that inherited?

I have eczema, is that inherited?

Eczema: Multiple genetic as well as environmental factors interact in the pathogenesis of eczema. Increased understanding of genetic predisposition in atopy and eczema has directed interest toward key pathogenic mechanisms including skin barrier dysfunction. ...Read more

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I was wondering are goitres hereditary?

I was wondering are goitres hereditary?

Yes: Multinodular goiters are familial. Autoimmune thyroid disease that can cause goiters typically run along the female side of the family. ...Read more

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How do I know that my astigmatism hereditary ?

How do I know that my astigmatism hereditary ?

Check around: Astigmatism can be inherited or it can arise spontaneously. Check with parents or siblings and see if they have astigmatism as well. That should give you an indication if your's has been inherited. The treatment is the same in either case. ...Read more

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I need to know if sad is heriditary or acquired?

Both: As is the case with many answers in mental health, when the question has to do with genetics vs. Environment, the answer is almost always a combination of both. There is evidence for a biological or genetic risk for sad, but it is likely that environmental factors and life experience affect the likelihood of having sad expressed in one's life. ...Read more

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Will I pass my nystagmus to my baby? Is it hereditary?

Will I pass my nystagmus to my baby?  Is it hereditary?

NYSTAGMUS: No it is not hereditary.It is associated with congenital esotropia, unilateral or bilateral. ...Read more