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My neurologist thinks I may have MS what would be the chance of passing it to a child if I do have it?
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Dr. Michael Kelber
Family Medicine
5 doctors agree
In brief: MS not genetic
Ms is not passed to children.
It is thought, though not proven, that MS is caused by a virus. Regardless of cause, your children are not at risk.

In brief: MS not genetic
Ms is not passed to children.
It is thought, though not proven, that MS is caused by a virus. Regardless of cause, your children are not at risk.
Dr. Michael Kelber
Dr. Michael Kelber
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Dr. Mark Fisher
Neurology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Probably none, but..
I have never seen a patient with ms who had a parent or parents with ms.
Statistically, a person who has one or more family members with ms has a slightly higher risk of developing ms. However, the risk goes up from extremely low to very low.

In brief: Probably none, but..
I have never seen a patient with ms who had a parent or parents with ms.
Statistically, a person who has one or more family members with ms has a slightly higher risk of developing ms. However, the risk goes up from extremely low to very low.
Dr. Mark Fisher
Dr. Mark Fisher
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In brief: Very remote
If you really did have MS, the susceptibility of your child would be about 3-4% at most.

In brief: Very remote
If you really did have MS, the susceptibility of your child would be about 3-4% at most.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Dr. Bennett Machanic
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