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If a female carries hemophilia and has a fragile X will she contract hemophilia? How long can a female live with Hemophilia? What about childbirth?



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A carrier of hemophilia should not be affected any differently because of fragile X. She can live as long as a male with hemophilia, which means that she can live a pretty full life as long as she gets constant care. That care involves injections with the clotting factor that she lacks. Childbirth would be a problem, and I'm not sure how to respond. I'll check with a couple of friends of mine, though, and try to get back to you.

Ellen



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