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Supposing someone's mother is greek/macedonian and their father is african-american/dominican, what's the chance of the child getting the sickle cell trait?
Testing for parents: Only way to know is for parents to be tested first. Any ethnicity can carry the gene for sickle cell. To get sickle cell trait, just one of the parents needs to also have it. In this case, the child has 50% chance of inheriting it. If one of the parents has sickle cell disease, 100% chance that child will get trait. If both parents trait, then 25% no trait, 25% sickle cell disease, 50% trait. ...Read more
What is the probability that a woman whose brother has duchennes disease will herself have an affected child?
1 in 8: Well, if grandma is a carrier, the woman herself has 50% chance of being a carrier, and if she is, 50% of her daughters will be carriers and 50% of her boys will be affected - so 1 in 8 for a child in general, 1 in 4 for a boy. ...Read more
Supposing sickle cell trait runs in one family, but one of the children doesn't inherit the trait. Can he/she past the trait on to their children?
No: But it can show up if his/her spouse is an unknown carrier of trait. ...Read more
Will it b right for a man to marry his father's sister's daughter if there are no close relative marriages in their parents generation.Genetic defect?
Consanguinous marria: We discourage consanguinous marriages because sometimes there are genes that when they meet a second one to make a pair ( i mean on e from father and one from mom), the babies might show severe genetic diseases although there are also very healthy kids from consanguinous marriages. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Good question!: Twinning appears to have a genetic component that is expressed in women, but can be inherited from either parent! thus, a woman is at high risk of having twins if she has a family history of twins, while the family history of the biologic father appears to have little/no effect on his partner's risk of having twins. If he has a positive family history of twinning, he could pass it to his daughter. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What will be the chances of birthdefects in my children if i marry a maternal cousin whose parents are first cousins? No cousin marriages in my family
Pre-marital genetic : Counseling will help define your risk of autosomal recessive genetic disorders, in which each parent carries the harmful gene mutation.In pakistan, first-cousin marriage has a 7.9% risk of infant mortality ; a 5-6% risk for birth defects, but having multiple generations of first-cousin marriages increases chances of having a child with a recessive disorder 13 times that of the general population. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No one knows: That information is not known, lupus is a genetically complex disease. But it is not likely. ...Read more
Father of 3 needing advice on relationship with companion, in which has been sexually abused in the past.\?
Difficult situation: Your companion is dealing with a painful situation, and may or may not be able to relate to you as you would prefer. Your partner's relationship with you will likely be affected by his/her relationship with the perpetrator, with all conflicting feelings. If your partner is not in treatment, this can be very confusing for both of you. If in treatment, flashbacks can still occur but there's hope. ...Read more
My greatgrandparents lived into their 90s, died of old age.But my grandma and many of her siblings had cancer in their 60/70s.how if cancers' genetic?
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What disease?: What disease are we talking about. Some diseases are sex-linked, and so it is possible for a certain sex child (usually the son) to inherit actual disease when just one parent has trait. Other diseases require both parents to be trait carriers to manifest disease in offspring. Need to know what disease you are concerned about... ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If a guy who is not a hemophilia patient, but has an uncle (mother's brother) who has the disease, can he carry the gene?
No: No, he cannot. The gene for hemophilia is on the x chromosome. Since a man has only one x chromosome, if he had the gene, it would express itself. That means he would show sings of hemophilia. There are only female carriers of the gene. Males will either have the disease or won't have it. ...Read more
Good, with caveats: By cured i assume you mean an excellent surgical result obtained in the first week of life. You are not truly cured, and will require lifelong follow-up. Hypertension is common in survivors and will need to be treated aggressively. The is the possibility of re-coarctation or aneurysm formation at the site of the repair. A heart healthy lifestyle and regular cardiac follow-up are essential. ...Read more
Not high 1-3%: Approximately 1 to 3 percent of affected men have a family member with the disease. Majority would be associated with some other factors- like undescended testes, infertility/subfertility, HIV infection, hypospadias, other condition like klinefelter's etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dementia?: The same thing happens to me, and i'm only 55! i can't tell from your question whether this is the only cognitive problem she has (in which case she may just be unhappy that she's 91) or if she's having other cognitive problems or memory loss, in which case she may be developing dementia. If you're worried about dementia, you should have her evaluated for reversible or treatable causes. ...Read more