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What are the chances that I could pass my fibromyalgia on to my children?
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Dr. Richard Rosenthal
Pain Management
5 doctors agree
In brief: Small chance
There appears to be a genetic predisposition to the condition-relatives of people with fibromyalgia are more likely to have it.
It seems to run in families. In one study, if one twin had the condition, there was a 15% chance the other would have it as well. To answer your question, the exact number is not known but there is a small chance you could pass the condition to your children.

In brief: Small chance
There appears to be a genetic predisposition to the condition-relatives of people with fibromyalgia are more likely to have it.
It seems to run in families. In one study, if one twin had the condition, there was a 15% chance the other would have it as well. To answer your question, the exact number is not known but there is a small chance you could pass the condition to your children.
Dr. Richard Rosenthal
Dr. Richard Rosenthal
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management
2 doctors agree
In brief: Low
It is possible as some studies have shown a link.
That said the rate of it being "passed on" show a very low rate.

In brief: Low
It is possible as some studies have shown a link.
That said the rate of it being "passed on" show a very low rate.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice
In brief: Potentially
? if fibromyalgia is inherited.
Not proven, yet clinical reports support inheritability. UNIFYING DYNAMIC: genetic nature of Joint Hypermobitity Syndrome, JHS (Brighton Criteria/British Rheumatology Reports). JHS potentiates traumatic pelvic girdle instability engendering tilted body tower; whereupon gravity's repetitive stress begets chronic widespread muscle spasm & evolution of fibromyalgia.

In brief: Potentially
? if fibromyalgia is inherited.
Not proven, yet clinical reports support inheritability. UNIFYING DYNAMIC: genetic nature of Joint Hypermobitity Syndrome, JHS (Brighton Criteria/British Rheumatology Reports). JHS potentiates traumatic pelvic girdle instability engendering tilted body tower; whereupon gravity's repetitive stress begets chronic widespread muscle spasm & evolution of fibromyalgia.
Dr. Laurence Badgley
Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Dr. Laurence Badgley
Fibromyalgia, FM, sufferers commonly have: femaleness, youth, first degree female relatives with FM, obesity, oft multiple childbirths, pelvic girdle injury from MVA/falls/lifting accidents, prolonged sedentariness & weak soft tissues due to illness or injury & Joint Hypermobility Syndrome. Unifying factors: soft tissue injury in body tower with unstable joints repetitively stressed by gravity.
Dr. Laurence Badgley
Certain co-factors predispose the evolution & development of Fibromyalgia by magnifying chronic gravitational repetitive stress of deconditioned soft tissues: Obesity, joint instabilities resulting from ligament injuries, Joint Hypermobility Syndrome, pelvic girdle instability, & spinal scoliosis all stress & strain the upright body musculoskeletal tower.
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