Can people with cystic fibrosis have children?

Women can. Men are infertile, but woman can have children, at a serious risk to their health.
Varies. Men are often sterile due to the absence of the vas deferens (a tube that carries sperm). Not all men with CF are sterile, though. Women can usually have children. Depending on the severity of their disease this may not be recommended.

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How much time to people with cystic fibrosis live and can it be passed to children?

Start with this link. The short answer is that CF is genetically passed on to children through inheriting a CF gene from both the mother and the father. Start with information here: http://www.cff.org/aboutcf/ Read more...

What is cystic fibrosis in children from?

Recessive gene. A mutation is carried in the dna of both unaffected parents & that matching or similar mutation is paired up at conception when the sperm & egg form completed chromasomes with the defective info. Late in pregnancy and after delivery, the effect of the CF gene abnormality begins to reveal itself. In carriers, the good gene compensates for the bad & no problems occur. Read more...

Is it possible for men with cystic fibrosis to still have children?

Yes. Often this will depend on the type of genetic defect causing the cystic fibrosis. Consultation with a genetics counselor and urologist specializing in fertility is advised. Read more...
Yes. Not all men with CF are sterile. Additionally, men with CF do produce sperm. That sperm can be artificially removed and used for fertilization. Read more...
Yes but note: 1. Cystic fibrosis may affect male fertility through a. Thick viscid semen b. Association with absence of the vas, the tubes that conduct sperm from testes to outside. Thick sperm can be easily handled with iui. Obstruction can be addressed through harvesting sperm from the testes and using it for ivf. 2. Genetic consideration: there is a risk of transmission of CF to children-genetic counseling. Read more...

If you mother is a carrier of cystic fibrosis is it posibble for one of her children to get it in there audlt years.?

Cystic Fibrosis. CF rarely presents in adulthood. Most of the patients with CF present early on- at birth with rectal prolapse, in infancy/toddler with poor growth, skin rashes, poor absorption of certain vitamins. Then the respiratory component. Please have that person get properly screened. Read more...
Mgt. There are many presentations and genetic mutations of CF. If both parents are carriers, then their children can have CF. Read more...
Not going to happen. The predominant forms of CF (70%) come from inheriting a delta f508 mutation from both parents. If the biological dad does not carry a CF gene, delta f508 or any of the dozens of similar minor mutations, the kid cannot suddenly develop CF. Carrier detection is available to test any potential parent, and many suggest people know the status of both if one is a known carrier. Read more...

My partner has cystic fibrosis (male) and I have children 3 boys to a previous relationship. I'm desperate to know if it possible to have iui?

Depends. If your partner does not have congenital bilateral absence of the vas deferens (cbavd), then IUI can be done if there is a need for it. However, if he has cbavd, then sperm has to be retrieved directly from the epididymis or testes and ivf would be needed as sperm numbers are limited. A semen analysis and physical examination of your partner should reveal the status of his vas deferens. Read more...
Yes. Of course. Question is whether you are looking for a donor. If so california cryobank takes great care in helping people like you. I'm not sure that IUI with your husbands sperm is a good idea. Check me on this but if you do not carry the gene (1:26 for caucasion, carrier rate) your children may be carriers without the actual disease. Look it up and see geneticist, i'm going off top of head. Read more...

Do people with cystic fibrosis have a lot of pain?

Cystic fibrosis. Patients with CF can suffer from sinus, respiratory, pancreatic, and biliary disease. They can also experience infertility, musculoskeletal disease, kidney stones, recurrent venous thrombosis, and small bowel obstruction. Obviously, some of these complications are associated with varying degrees of pain. It is probably more appropriate to ask about the overall morbidity of the disease. Read more...

What is the cause of death for people with cystic fibrosis?

Respiratiry failure. Usually progressive respiratory embarrassment from the primary disease. Some pts die of refractory infection as a consequence of cystic fibrosis. Malabsorption from cystic fibrosis may also contribute to mortality. Read more...