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Transmission of polycystic kidney disease - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :  
how can i help you
User :   HI there i was just wondering how often does carriers of a mutated gene usually pass along the gene to the baby?
Doctor :  
please mention your age and gender
User :   age 25 female
Doctor :  
it is actually 25 % if only one parent is affected
Doctor :  
and if it is recessive
User :   both of us are carriers of polycystic kidney disease, our 1st baby was affected our second was not, we are just wondering about our 3rd now I am 16 weeks

Doctor :  
if at all if both the parents are affected
User :   dont understand
Doctor :  
then the chance depends
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on the cromosome affected
User :   us parents are not affected we are just carriers
Doctor :  
and the locus of gene
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and if both are dominant genes
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