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Genetics

Hi,

I just found out that I am related to my boyfriend. We are fourth generation so his grandpa's father is also my grandma's father. People say that if we have children, the odds of it being a normal child is almost impossible. Is this true ? Would it really affect us?

Thank you,

Akaponko
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Hello,
This is called consanguinity. You can have normal children as genetic diseases usually pass on between first cousins or second cousins.
It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.



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