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When should I see a doctor about my risk for myotonic dystrophy?

You should see a doctor if you are concerned that you may be at risk for developing myotonic dystrophy or passing it on to your child because of your family history. Your doctor can order a blood test to see if you carry the genetic defect for myotonic dystrophy. The doctor may also refer you to a genetic counselor or geneticist.

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