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If one child has a congenital anomaly will our future children have them too?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
In brief: Consultation needed
Some anomalies are sporadic,like toe amputations from amniotic bands, while others like cleft lip/palate have a recurrence risk.
Most children's hospitals or medical schools have a medical geneticist on staff who can help. A review of the anomaly and both family histories can help define your risks of a repeat, or any other learking issue.

In brief: Consultation needed
Some anomalies are sporadic,like toe amputations from amniotic bands, while others like cleft lip/palate have a recurrence risk.
Most children's hospitals or medical schools have a medical geneticist on staff who can help. A review of the anomaly and both family histories can help define your risks of a repeat, or any other learking issue.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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In brief: Can have problems
The chance on next child with a problem depends on the type of anomaly.
Consultation with a geneticist may answer your concerns.

In brief: Can have problems
The chance on next child with a problem depends on the type of anomaly.
Consultation with a geneticist may answer your concerns.
Dr. Harris Lilienfeld
Dr. Harris Lilienfeld
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