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Old 01-06-2005, 06:40 AM   #1
tracey louise
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Question Can M.S be passed on ??

Hi everyone,
I do not know alot about M.S and i would like to know if M.S can be passed on ? The father of my 2 children (girls) his mum had M.S and i cant help worring that just maybe they will develop it. What are the signs of it starting e.t.c??
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Old 01-06-2005, 07:31 AM   #2
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Re: Can M.S be passed on ??

I have only heard that MS is passed on by 10% everything else is environmental or thats alll that I have heard. When I got it I was scared also cause I have a three year old daughter and my doctor told me not to worry (easy for him to say) and that she may be a higher risk. How old are your girls?
Dont worry everything will be ok.

Old 01-06-2005, 11:58 AM   #3
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Re: Can M.S be passed on ??

Thankyou Angie,
I feel a little better but do you know of any tests that would deterimine for definate that they will/wont get it??
My girls are 8 and 10
Tracey louise

Old 01-06-2005, 02:38 PM   #4
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Re: Can M.S be passed on ??

Unfortunately there is no test that is available at this time to help parents determine whether there children will/won't have MS. It is a waiting game, as it is with anyone. I will say that while children of parents with MS are at a higher risk, environmental factors play a big role.


Old 01-06-2005, 06:38 PM   #5
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Re: Can M.S be passed on ??

What environmental factors plat a role in MS?

Old 01-07-2005, 07:48 AM   #6
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Re: Can M.S be passed on ??

No one knows what the environmental factors are thats the big problem no one knows anything really about what causes MS. I have heard that if you have had mono you may get MS later in life but in my case I have never had mono that I know of. The only test that I know of that they use to test for MS is MRi of brain and spine, spinal tap and many other test which i have had. But I am not sure what age that doctors will start to test children to see if they have MS.
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Old 01-13-2005, 11:20 PM   #7
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Re: Can M.S be passed on ??

Dear Tracey:

I Spoke To My Md About This Very Question Of Passing On Ms. This Is How I Understand It. First, My Md Said "MS Is Not Hereditary But It Can Run In Families." I Guess It Is More Like Being Genetically Pre Dispositioned. Some
Genetics Are More ..... Disposed To Ms Than Others. Thats How I Understodd His Explanation.

Just A Little Trivia. Did You Know The Closer You Get To The Equator The More Ms Cases There Are And The Farther Away Of Course The Less Cases There Are.

In My Family Know Body Had Ms Until Us Three Girls . Well My Older Sister And Myself Have Ms My Younger Sister Has Mg(similar) So As For The Cause Factors I Am Not Sure.

Hope I Have Helped And Not Hindered.


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