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can autism be detected during pregnancy

A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Not at all: Research at this point is pointing to genetic issues (encoding errors) that exist in the egg or sperm before conception as a main cause of autism &amp ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
No!: Ultrasound has absolutely no relationship whatsoever with the development of autism.
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Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
38 years experience Family Medicine
Not that I know: I have not seen any research that shows a link between ultrasounds in pregnancy and autism. Ultrasound is a valuable tool to use in ob, (check dates, ... Read More
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Dr. William Goldie
47 years experience Pediatric Neurology
No: This is being looked at in detail. So far there is no evidence that ultrasounds performed in routine manner are of any risk to fetal development. Ho ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
?: There seems to be major lawsuits against the maker of Celexa on-going (stating that citalopram use is associated with autism). Frankly, I am not sure ... Read More
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
One small study in: California showed a modest increase in autism in children of women who took ssri's (celexa, prozac, zoloft, (sertraline) etc.), but couldn't confirm i ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe: Some of the toxins you inhale with every cigarette will enter your blood and travel thru the umbilical cord to baby.It is well documented that the new ... Read More
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Dr. Scott Diede
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No.: There is no evidence to suggest that either of these causes autism.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernadette Onuoha
37 years experience Psychiatry
Not likely: No particular cause has been associated with autism but a combination of factors may contribute. Severe emotional stress during pregnancy however may ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Confusing question: Are you referring to mom or baby ? If baby, there are some emerging studies that have detected patterns of genetic code alterations in autistic kids w ... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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No data: We really do not know what causes autism. Part of the rise in autism may be due to better recognition and more frequent diagnosis rather than a true ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
See counselor: You have choices to make. By your statement you have 95% or better chance of having a healthy baby who could be the darling of your life. This is bett ... Read More
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