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MegiVZ

If my family has a history of...(read on) ...how much of a chance will my children have of having it?

my family has a history of cancer, My brother has severe ADHD and ODD my other brother has autism, Me my mother, and both of her parents have celiac, my mother is dislexic, My Father and his mother are milk intolerant... how much of a chance is it that I carry those genes? How much of a chance that when I have children, they will get one of these? thanks! xoxoMeg

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You need to get fixated on the bright side of life.... Observe a flower in bloom.. Check out a grasshopper.. Watch a worm crawl... Watch a butterfly... Look a baby in her / his eyes... Notice how great a glass of juice tastes... Thank God for every breath you take.

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Yes. There is a bright side of life, but it isn't too sunny when you lose a child to a genetic disease.
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not good. You'll probably pass those genes on no matter who u marry. sorry.

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omg sorry to hear that but not really sure but today medical advancement you can have your genes and your spouse checked out to see you carry any of the genes you are worried about

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That's not great you will pass on the genes more to a girl than a guy because a girl has 2 x chromosomes and a boy has an x and y chromosome. The girl will have more of your genes due to your x chromosomes.

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Meg. When you plant an appleseed, you get apples. Chances are your children will all have an assortment of those multiple conditions, in varying degrees. There were problems on my husband's side of the family I was unaware of. My son inherited this condition and he did not survive his 5th month. However, your conditions are not life threatening. If you have a large, supportive family nearby, can handle high maintenance children, and finance extremely high healthcare costs, then have them. Please think long and hard. Best wishes.

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