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What to do if I have a cleft lip and palate, im a women if that helps, what's the chance that my child will have it too?

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Dr. David Malpass
Pediatrics - Cardiology
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In brief: Small

If you are the only affected family member with a clcp, then your risk for having a child with clcp is about 2-5%.
http://www.cleftline.org/docs/booklets/gen-01.pdf.

In brief: Small

If you are the only affected family member with a clcp, then your risk for having a child with clcp is about 2-5%.
http://www.cleftline.org/docs/booklets/gen-01.pdf.
Dr. David Malpass
Dr. David Malpass
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Dr. Pamela Asseff
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Hard to say

Genetics play a role in cleft lip and palate formation.
Even though the cleft lip and palate can run in families the genetic cause cannot always be identified. Currant research is looking at genes known to play a role in cranio-facial development.

In brief: Hard to say

Genetics play a role in cleft lip and palate formation.
Even though the cleft lip and palate can run in families the genetic cause cannot always be identified. Currant research is looking at genes known to play a role in cranio-facial development.
Dr. Pamela Asseff
Dr. Pamela Asseff
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