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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience in Pediatrics
Congenital...: ...Means present at birth, and an abnormality is anything that isn't right. Can be something as minor as a skin tag, or as devastating as the vary rar ... Read More

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cristina Carballo
38 years experience in Neonatology
Depends: This depends on the genes that are affected. Some genes regulate heart formation, others regulate metabolism or liver function. There are many congen ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
37 years experience in Pediatrics
Congenital: Abnormalites that are present at birth. Also known as birth defects. For example- cleft palate is a congenital abnormalities. Another example congeni ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Present at birth: Congenital means present at birth. It is a broad term with no real statement of origin. If a kid has six fingers on each hand, it will be evident at b ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Term is nonspecific: Ca is a general term describing issues as minor as extra toes or as major as a malformed heart that needs major surgery to survive. You need to discus ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
25 years experience in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Sometimes.: Although it's true that most congenital anomalies (duodenal atresia, ventricular septal defect) have some (currently known or unknown) genetic underpi ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
25 years experience in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
2-3% of liveborns.: 2-3% of all liveborns will have a minor or major anatomical defect. This risk increases with advancing parental age (mostly maternal), maternal obesit ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cristina Carballo
38 years experience in Neonatology
Genes: Congenital anomolies usually stem from a genetic origin, whereas environmental or lifestyle can cause syndromes, such as fetal alchohol syndrome.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Yes: In Japan, there is a terrible stigma to many birth defects, and even non-defects like being left-handed. Among ignorant people of any kind (and forgiv ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Gollup
42 years experience in Pediatrics
Learn all you can: I am sorry to hear about your familiy's new challenges, but with support and help you can meet them head-on and be a strong advocate for your child. L ... Read More
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