Symptoms of mild cystic fibrosis that a parent might not even notice?

Poor growth/GI. In some children, 1st sign of CF is poor growth with child being small for age. This may be subtle enough that child continues to follow a growth curve on the growth chart, but in the lower percentiles until growth flattens out. Others have loose greasy stools as 1st sign. Frequent "bronchitis"/"sinus infections" that are thought to be just that until someone asks if that's just too many.

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What can I do if my brother has a mild case of cystic fibrosis and my parents are making me get tested?

Cystic fibrosis. Good to know if you have the gene because sometimes clinical symptoms do not develope early. Also knowing if you are a one gene carrier (but not affected) helps with family planning in the future. Read more...
Agree. You can, and should, agree with them and get tested. It's painless and easy to do. Read more...

Can anyone be parents with kids with cystic fibrosis?

Can't father. Males with classic CF are sterile because of absence of sperm delivering tube. Artificial insemination could be a choice if desired. Read more...
Reinterpret question. If your question is can any parent have a child with cf, the answer is potentially yes. Both parents can have the mutation of cf, never know they carry it, & have a kid with the disorder.This is a common presentation. Adult males with CF have a 95% rate of sterility. CF females with good lung function can carry a pregnancy but the process may led to lung failure & death. Read more...

What are the chances of inheriting cystic fibrosis if one parent has trait?

Zero. In order for any possibility of a child acquiring cystic fibrosis (cf), both biological parents would have to have the CF trait as carriers. CF is known as an autosomal recessive disease, which means both parents have to be carriers in order for their child to possibly acquire the disease. In these cases, when both parents are carriers, there is a 25% chance the child will acquire cf. Read more...
Close to zero. CF is autosomal recessive, you need to inherit a defective copy of the gene from each parent. Baring spontaneous mutation or some similarly rare event, both parents need to have the gene to inherit the disease. Read more...
Depends. This depends on the profile of the other parent. Their are dozens of mutations that can lead to CF, although most are the delta 509. Both parents must carry a CF related gene for an offspring to get it, and if so the risk is 25%. Carrier testing is available through specialty labs.If only one has trait ,zero. Read more...

What are the chances of inheriting cystic fibrosis if one's parent has the trait?

Depends on Both. This depends on whether both parents carry the trait. If only one parent is a carrier of the gene, then there is no chance of inheriting cystic fibrosis. However, if both parents carry the CF gene, then there is a 25% chance their child will inherit cystic fibrosis. Read more...
Like hitting lottery. The only way that would happen would be for the baby to get a defective gene from the carrier(50%) and to have a spontaneous mutation from the other parents gene ( Read more...