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Siblings have congenital brain damage. I was born to different dad. Chances of my offspring with the same defects?

hi, im steve, i have 2 brothers and two sisters and 3 out of four have brain damage from birth, they have a brain of an 8 year old, but i have a different dad to the rest, i want to know if i would give of the same gene as my mum did to cause the defects in my 2 brothers and 1 sister.... i was born normal with no problems, my girlfriend is pregnant n im scared as to what will happen, plz help
Asked On : Sat, 8 Dec 2012
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welcome to health care magic!

Your question is vague.
To predict the possibility of your kids getting affected ,first we need to know the exact diagnosis of the congenital neurological disorder affecting your sibs,
.Each disorder behaves in a different way - some are called autosomal recessive,some are dominant.
Some have mitochondrial inheritance which is passe through mothers.
Some are random multifactorialinhertance.
So knowing the diagnosis in affected persons will help in predicting the possibilities of recurrence.
Hope and pray that your baby is normal!
Good luck
God bless
Dr uma
Answered: Fri, 19 Jul 2013
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