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My sister says she has temporomandibular joint syndrome. Are family members more likely to get the same thing?

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In brief: Maybe

Contributing factors include stress, hormones, habits, and structural abnormalities.
It would depend upon the contributing factors that other family members have in-common with your sister.

In brief: Maybe

Contributing factors include stress, hormones, habits, and structural abnormalities.
It would depend upon the contributing factors that other family members have in-common with your sister.
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Sometimes

There seems to be a modest genetic predisposition.

In brief: Sometimes

There seems to be a modest genetic predisposition.
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine

In brief: No

Not genetics.

In brief: No

Not genetics.
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
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