New to the forum, I'm not sure if this is the right place for this or not, but fingers crossed.
My mum passed away 2 1/2 years ago from Kidney failure (actually it was due to infections she got in hospital but that's a different story), 2 of her family (one of her brothers sons and her sisters daughter) have been diagnosed with the same type of kidney failure and the doctor has told us that this type of kidney failure can be hereditary.
I get checked every year to make sure my blood pressure isn't fluctuating which is apparently the only test they can do for this kind of failure.
My fiancée and myself are considering having a child but we're worried that I might pass something onto any child that I have. My question is, how do I go about finding out what the % risks are of a child of mine having the same kidney failure which my mum and cousins have / had. Is there any way of finding out, or is it just the luck of the draw?
I have a brother and a sister and none of the 3 of us have any signs of the kidney failure, the 3 people who have / had it all got it between the ages of 28 and 32. I am currently 31 and my brother and sister are 33.
Hope someone can help point me in the right direction.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.