Genetic inheritance occurs when the genetic material is passed from the parents to their offspring. They are passed in the form of DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid). It carries essential information for survival, growth, and reproduction from the parent to the next generation. Defects in genetic inheritance cause genetic disorders.
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Can I have a normal child on marrying a girl with a family history of genetic abnormalities?
Query: Hi doctor, I am planning to get married. My father got married to his elder sister's daughter, and my younger brother had cerebral palsy at birth. My sister has a low IQ, but she is manageable. In my fiance's family, her paternal grandfather is married to his sister's daughter. They have a daughter... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Cerebral palsy and a low intelligence quotient in your siblings need in-depth analysis. Both of these problems happening to consanguineous parents cannot be taken as incidental or independent of each other. The deafness on your fiance's side needs genetic evaluation ... Read Full »
How to increase my daughter's height?
Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is 4 years 5 months old. Her height is 3 feet 2 inches, and weight is 33 pounds. I want to know whether the height and weight are normal for that age. My height is 5 feet 7 inches and her mother is 5 feet tall. I am worried about her height. I want her to be at least 5 feet 4 ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for providing all the details. I would like to congratulate you that your child is growing quite well right now. The final height depends on many factors. Parent's height determines the genetic potential of the child by which we can have an idea of child's final... Read Full »
Why is my daughter's growth not normal?
Query: Hi doctor, Today, I took my 4.8 years old daughter, who is about 28.6 pounds weight and 3 feet height, to a free growth screening camp. The doctor has suggested the following laboratory tests. LFT, KFT, TSH, CBC, P/S, ESR, vitamin D3, TTG, IgA level, urine and stool routine. She has also prescribed... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your daughter's weight and height are just on the lower side of normal. At this age, if everything else is normal, then height is usually constitutional or genetic, which depends on parental weight and height. They might have the growth spurt later. But, important th... Read Full »
My small penis creates an inferiority complex when using public toilets. Please help.
Query: Hello doctor,I am a 28 year old male. I am married and have a child. But, my penis is small. It is 2 inches in the normal stage and 4.2 inches during erection. I do not have any sexual issue. I have a good erection and my wife is getting an orgasm. But, the issue is I cannot use the public toile... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concerns. First of all, I would like to inform you that you have an absolutely normal size of the penis and there is nothing to be ashamed about the size. The normal size of penis ranges between 3 to 5 inches while erect and 2 to ... Read Full »
Is there a way to prevent little moles from coming all over my body?
Query: Hello doctor, I am an 18 year old girl and I am starting to notice little moles all over my body. Nothing unusual or worrisome. My mother and grandmother are also covered in moles so I guess I should have expected it. My question is, is there a way that I can prevent them from coming in or at least ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I saw your clinical picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). These are not moles. These are called dermatosis papulosa nigra (DPN). It a genetic condition, runs in families. These have to be removed individually. Options are: Radiofrequency caute... Read Full »
We are undergoing infertility treatment.Will this treatment cause birth defects in our child?
Query: Hello doctor, My wife is 24 years old and she has PCOD. We have been trying to conceive for the past 2 years, but no result. We went to infertility specialist six months ago. He started the treatment through medicines and one IUI. But, all the treatments failed. Then, he decided to go for IVF.... Read Full »
Dr. Dattaprasad Balasaheb Inamdar
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concerns. ICSI (Intra-Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection) is the procedure in which a single sperm is selected and injected into an egg. ICSI is associated with a very negligible increase in birth defects (For example: rate of birth defects with nat... Read Full »
Can I gain weight due to low levels of testosterone?
Query: Hello doctor, My current weight is 92 kg, and my height is 5 feet 8 inches. I have a regular weight gain problem. In the past, I have got done tests like thyroid, testosterone, and cortisol. Please advise if any other test can be done to diagnose a problem. I have a very strict diet and exercise.... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com.I have read through your query in detail. Please find my observations below. If obesity runs in your family, then that might have influenced your weight gain. Such weight gain is genetic and therefore if your parents and relatives have a tendency of obesity then it is ge... Read Full »
Does prostate cancer have a strong family history?
Query: Hi doctor, My father was detected to have prostate cancer, but they did not give any stage of his cancer. I am worried about his prognosis. How long he would survive? They have removed his testes and advised him to take Andro Block for life time. They used the term highly suspicious of prostate canc... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I sympathize for the medical condition of your father. Unfortunately, he has moderate to advanced cancer of the prostate (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The biopsy report is suggestive of moderate cancer as per Gleason's score, but if we conside... Read Full »
I suffer from scoliosis. Will it affect my future child?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 23-year-old male. My height is 5 feet 8 inches and my weight is 71 kilograms. I got married last year and want to start my family now but I am concerned about genetics. I have a backbone issue by birth. My back is a little towards right from the center on the top side so I want ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The back bone problem is basically scoliosis. It will cause a slight change in the posture when you bend forwards. This is not genetically transmitted so you do not need to worry. Your future baby will not be affected from this condition but a regular check-up for o... Read Full »
Is it possible for the child to be born with type 1 diabetes if the father has diabetes and the mother does not?
Query: Hi doctor,Can a girl with no family history of diabetes marry a boy having a family history of type 1 diabetes? What will be the effect on babies? Are there any repercussions?Please help. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. A child with parents who have diabetes will not always have diabetes. However, theoretically, if the father has type 1 diabetes, the chances of a child being born with the same condition are around 8 %, which is... Read Full »