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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience Pediatrics
Not sure what mean?: My pinky finger is shorter than all my other fingers too! do you mean one that should be longer, like your middle finger, is shorter? If that is the c ... Read More

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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Not specificly: In simplistic terms a bd might be considered any abnormality found in a baby at birth. A better, more specific idea is a failure of a tissue or struct ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Stop worrying: The vast majority of birth defects are probably no more common in this era of widespread chemical exposure than they were centuries ago. A healthy con ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
3% of live births: About 3% of live births have birth defects and the cause is not known in most cases. Quite likely it is not your fault, nor any thing you did that ca ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paula Hillard
43 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Absolutely!: After missing 3 pills, most women with have breakthrough bleeding/an early period. Also, don't count on the pill for birth control. You should start ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience Pediatrics
Many: There are numerous disorders that can happen with abnormalities of chromosomes 10 and 13. Too many to list here. Trisomy 21 means the person has an ex ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Not on the internet: That specific question cannot possibly be answered on the internet. You need a geneticist to do the right tests and provide you with a competent cons ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
9 years experience Pediatrics
Any number of issues: babies born from cosanguinity ( meaning from "blood relation" -- being from the same kinship as another person) are at risk for issues that can affect ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Vanko
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Ocp SAFETY: 8% of women conceive on the pill. If there were birth defects we'd see them.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nasiruddin Mansury
16 years experience Neonatology
PossIble: Although the hormone levels are very low in ocpills, there is a potential for side effects. Like female baby can have virilization.
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Unrelated: Any sperm that might be affected during use are long gone 9 years later.We have no data suggesting males use of Accutane relates sperm or causes any b ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Abnormal tissue Form: In simplistic terms a bd might be considered any abnormality found in a baby at birth. A better, more specific idea is a failure of a tissue or struct ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Oral contraceptives: SOME Oral contraceptives may ^ breast size in SOME women, SOME OF THE TIME. Yes - breast swelling has been reported as a potential side effect for til ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: First genetics are responsible for only some birth defects. Second the genetic tests that are usually done in pregnancy are for chromosomal problems ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
33 years experience Fertility Medicine
Likely not: An enormous number of pregnancies on birth control pills have now been logged over the past 50 years of use. The rate is very low and would depend on ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Missing lanulas: See your doctor and have your thyroid levels checked.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
No contest: It's a normal variation, inherited from father's or mother's line.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Gapp
39 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: There are no long term effects on future reproduction from use of the morning after pill.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
36 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Not likely
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
36 years experience Holistic Medicine
Yes: Insufficient folate (folic acid) in the mother's diet has been linked to neural tube birth defects.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sudhir Bansal
74 years experience Endocrinology
Fibrous dysplasia: Fibrous dysplasia is a localized bone disorder in which the cause is unclear it can have variable symptoms assoc with pain local deformity weak local ... Read More
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: If lesion is at low lumbar region you describe, she will likely have significant involvement of her lower extremities. If not paralysis, she will have ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
One option: That is certainly an option. Should you? It depends what the birth defects were. I'd suggest getting genetic counseling first, this will help you deci ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danae Steele
30 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
About 3%: About 3 out of every 100 babies are born with some type of birth defect. Some can be very minor, and some are more serious. Some disease (like diabe ... Read More

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