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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   please proceed..
User :   I have a couple of questions about taysacs
User :   disease
Doctor :   ok
User :   what are the chances of my child having it
User :   if no one in my husbands or my families have ever had it
Doctor :   it is a genetic disease and for that to appear in child both mother and father must carry the gene
User :   do hospitals check for that gene
User :   in the parents
Doctor :   yes they do
User :   when the mother is pregnant
Doctor :   no
User :   when
Doctor :   it is done if there is suspect of the disease in the family
User :   is that why they ask for family history of health problerms
User :   problems
Doctor :   yes
User :   so its very unlikely he has it
User :   due to the fact no one in my husbands or my family has ever had it
Doctor :   and only 25% chances baby will get if both father and mother are having the disease
User :   thankyou
Doctor :   is there any thing else i can help you with
User :   not for the time being thankyou
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