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If my twin brother has hemophilia but I don't, what are the chances that my kids will develop it?

If my twin brother has hemophilia but I don't, what are the chances that my kids will develop it?

Depends on sex: If the unaffected twin is male he would not carry the gene and could not pass it on to his children. If the unaffected twin was female she could be a carrier and could pass the gene on to her children. If she did her male children would be affected and her female children would be carriers. ...Read more

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My twin brother (16) is 3 in. Taller than me, is my height stunted or should I expect a growth spurt?

My twin brother (16) is 3 in. Taller than me, is my height stunted or should I expect a growth spurt?

Maybe,maybe not: Most twins are fraternal, they come from different eggs and contain different dna profiles.Your rate of growth may well be different and your eventual height may also. An xray of your hand can be analysed to see if you have more growth coming. If your bone maturity is like most 16 yo you have some growth coming but 3 inches would be a stretch.If the bones were more like a 14 yo you might catch up. ...Read more

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I have a fraternal twin brother with microdeletion 22q11.2 (velocardiofacial syndrome). What are the chances my children will have the same disorder?

I have a fraternal twin brother with microdeletion 22q11.2 (velocardiofacial syndrome). What are the chances my children will have the same disorder?

Minimal: These odd micro-deletion syndromes are thought to arise as new defects which could be dominantly passed. Unless you carry it, you won't pass it to your kids and they would have the same risk as the general population to acquire it (new). You might benefit from discussing any and all genetic risk issues from both sides of the family with a geneticist. ...Read more

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Why do I have b- blood my twin brother has o+, my mom has o+, and my dad has o-?

Why do I have b- blood my twin brother has o+, my mom has o+, and my dad has o-?

It is not uncommon..: It is not uncommon for the aborh blood types in various family members to not match what one would expect from looking at a family aborh chart in a textbook. It's just the way real life is. ...Read more

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What birth defects could twin brother and sister have?

What birth defects could twin brother and sister have?

Many: Twin pregnancies have a higher risk of many different types of birth defects compared to singleton pregnancies. The birth defects may range from very mild and hardly noticeable to life-threatening heart defects. It is important to have an anatomy screening ultrasound completed between 18-22 weeks pregnant. ...Read more

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Why does hip fall out of socket? My twin brother is disabled because of his back. About ten days ago he ended up in emergency room and the doctors found his hip was out of place. They popped it back into place and he was released. Before he got home it

Why does hip fall out of socket? My twin brother is disabled because of his back.  About ten days ago he ended up in emergency room and the doctors found his hip was out of place.  They popped it back into place and he was released.  Before he got home it

Hip : Hip dislocation is relatively unusual because the hip is typically a stable, so-called ball & socket joint. It has to be, so that we can walk and stand stably. The hip joint may be dislcoated traumatically (such as after a car accident in which knee hits dashboard and thigh and hip are driven out back of joint. This often occurs with a break in the back portion of the hip socket, which makes it less stable. Some babies are born or develop with underformed hip sockets (they are more dishes than deep cups) and the hip may dislocated because of the lack orf surrounding bony support. Folks with total hip joints may also dislocate if the patient moves into a position that can lever the prostheis out of the joint or if the joint was either put in incorrectly or if the prosthesis wore down to the point of it no longer being unstable. It sounds like your brother has a neurologic impairment that causes muscular imbalance that causes uneven pull around the hip joint that favors pulling the joint out of place. This may be a difficult situation to manage. Once dislocated, it may have the propensity to dislocate more easily (i think you've seen this already). It sounds like the belt (or brace) may not have done it's intended job. Sometimes either the hip socket or the ball (head) of the femur must be re-oriented to help to provide stability. The longer this remains out of joint, the more difficult it may be to put this back into it's correct position. An orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in such neurologic problems should be able to help. Pediatric orthopaedic surgeons often treat children with similar neuromuscular imbalances and some will treat adults with similar problems, while others will not but may know of local orthopaedic surgeons (who may have an interest in the hip joint or hip replacement) who will. Good luck! ...Read more

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Could you tell me if my twin brother has pancreatic cancer and i die, can I donate my pancreas to him?

Could you tell me if my twin brother has pancreatic cancer and i die, can I donate my pancreas to him?

No: Organ transplant is not used for pancreas cancer as the organ rejection medications would cause cancer to grow more quickly. ...Read more

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What are my chances of having twins with twin brothers, uncles and cousins?

What are my chances of having twins with twin brothers, uncles and cousins?

Fair: Fraternal twins (non-identical) occur when a woman releases more than one egg during ovulation and this trait can be genetic. Identical twins occur when a single fertilized egg splits into two and is not genetic. Fertility treatments also increase the rate of twins. So with that many sets of twins in the family there is a decent chance of you having twins too. ...Read more

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My twin brothers have ADHD as well and one of them is always hyper, though on medication, and constantly gets on my nerves. What can I do?

My twin brothers have ADHD as well and one of them is always hyper, though on medication, and constantly gets on my nerves. What can I do?

Politely tell your : parents that the more your brother may need a dosage adjustment of his stimulant or a change in his treatment regimen. They can ask his teacher if his ADHD symptoms are well-controlled during the day, as his annoying behaviors may be a "rebound" effect as his daily dose wears off, which may respond to an after-school " booster" dose. Behavioral & family therapy will also help. Good luck! ...Read more

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Both of my parents are twins, and have twin brothers and sisters.. Could it be possible for me to have twins too?

Both of my parents are twins, and have twin brothers and sisters.. Could it be possible for me to have twins too?

Of course!: Twin pregnancies can be an inherited trait, so definitely it sounds like your chances are increased above the rest of the population! ...Read more

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What are the chances I can have twins if my husband's mom and his brothers are twins and my grandmother from my dad's side had twin brothers? I'm 23

What are the chances I can have twins if my husband's mom and his brothers are twins and my grandmother from my dad's  side had twin brothers? I'm 23

Increased a little.: Probably in the range of 2-3%. Take Folic Acid 1-5 mg daily prior to conception; it may slightly increase the risk for twins as well, but it also decreases the risk of fetal anomalies and preterm birth. ...Read more

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My grandfather (mother)wasn't a twin but he had 4 sibling whom were twins and one if them had twins. What are the chances of me having twins? Thanks!

My grandfather (mother)wasn't a twin but he had 4 sibling whom were twins and one if them had twins. What are the chances of me having twins?
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Unknown: The incidence of MZ twins is 4/1000 live births and is fairly constant around they world (identical twins). DZ twinning is associated with multiple ovulation and varies among populations. In the US the incidence is 12/1000 live births increasing by age from 3 to 14/1000 live birts age 20- 35. Inheritnce of a twinning tendency is uncertain. ...Read more

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My grandfather (mother's side)wasn't a twin but he had 4 sibling whom were twins and one if them had twins. What are the chances of me having twins?

My grandfather (mother's side)wasn't a twin but he had 4 sibling whom were twins and one if them had twins. What are the chances of me having twins?

Ain'tNoMathematician: I got dizzy just reading that! This is all probability analysis. And I don't think actual twins from one egg run in families. In fact if it were my family I'd run away. Ahem. Well, anyways there ARE the other kind of twins, from two eggs fertilized in the womb at near the same time, and that can run in the family(right to the bank for a loan for baby clothes! Thanks for not asking about triplets ...Read more

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What can a hemophiliac do to stay healthy/

What can a hemophiliac do to stay healthy/

Injury prevention: Hemophilia - is blood clotting genetic disorder and main risk for heath is uncontrolled bleeding. Otherwise healthy life style is recommended as any other person - balanced nutrition, exercise, not smoking. ...Read more

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What are blood abnormalities of hemophiliacs?

What are blood abnormalities of hemophiliacs?

Variable: Hemophiliacs can have a myriad of defects. There are numerous factors that allow the blood to clot. Loss of any single protein/factor can result in a specific type of hemophilia such as factor 8, or factor 9 deficiency. ...Read more

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What are two blood abnormalities of hemophiliacs?

What are two blood abnormalities of hemophiliacs?

Only one: Deficiency of factor viii that causes abnormal bleeding in patients with hemophilia a. Hemophilia b patients have a deficiency of factor ix. ...Read more