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If I had cleft lip, will it be likely that my future children will have cleft lips and palates too?

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Dr. James Sidman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery - Pediatric
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In brief: Depends on a lot

If there is nothing in the family history, then there is about a 4% risk of children having this.
However, this might vary depending on a lot of things. A genetics counselor is the best person to see to find out this risk in any specific person. Call the local cleft team to find a genetics counselor that does this.

In brief: Depends on a lot

If there is nothing in the family history, then there is about a 4% risk of children having this.
However, this might vary depending on a lot of things. A genetics counselor is the best person to see to find out this risk in any specific person. Call the local cleft team to find a genetics counselor that does this.
Dr. James Sidman
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Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics
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In brief: Cleft Lip

Cleft lip and palate are malformation defect secondary to genetics and environmental factors .
Smoking and alcohol consumption during pregnancy increased risk.

In brief: Cleft Lip

Cleft lip and palate are malformation defect secondary to genetics and environmental factors .
Smoking and alcohol consumption during pregnancy increased risk.
Dr. Nela Cordero
Dr. Nela Cordero
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