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Are congenital malformations inheritable?

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  • Posted By: avenger
  • October 3, 2008
  • 05:41 PM

I was born with quite a few birth defects. I do not know the exact medical terms for these but I can describe these

1. The bones on one of my legs is shorter than the other by approximately an inch. This makes me appear like limping when I walk. I can run and do every other thing that a normal person can.

2. My right hand does not extend fully. There is an angle of around 10 degrees between my upper arm and lower arm when it is fully extended.

3. There are minor structural defects in my rib cage.

These were birth defects. My family has no history of such defects. My brother too is completely healthy.

I am now a Financial Analyst in a reputed firm. I am planning to get married to my girl friend and so was wondering if congenital malformations are inheritable. Will my children face the risk of any congenital malformations?

A prompt reply would be deeply appreciated.

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