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what birth defects can methadone use cause

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Dr. Robert Choate
43 years experience Pediatrics
Who knows?: no studies available on this subject

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience Pediatrics
Many reasons: First, are they really increasing, or are they just living. Up until recently in history most of those pregnancies with defects would miscarry or the ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jackie Lam
16 years experience Family Medicine
No: From cdc: "there are no known associations between active ebv infection and problems during pregnancy, such as miscarriages or birth defects.".
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evaristo Badiola
46 years experience Psychiatry
Possibly.: Studies in rats have shown that it can lead to cleft palate and other palatal abnormalities. Anti-anxiety meds like valium is category d meaning it i ... Read More
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Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
No: None reported.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: It is an infection that should be treated but it does not normally cause birth defects.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marianne DiNapoli
7 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Birth complications: Listeria monocytogenes is a bacteria that can cause serious complications in pregnant women. It can lead to infection of the amniotic fluid, premature ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Gene errors: We all carry recessive genes to a few conditions that are not a problem unless they come together with another carrier.The closer you are related, the ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Unlikely: There are 2 reports of a very slight association of birth defects in children conceived whilst mothers were using spermicides. However these were retr ... Read More
A 61-year-old member asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
21 years experience Medical Oncology
Sometimes: Significant radiation to a fetus between 8 and 18 weeks causes brain damage and mental retardation. Pregnant women should delay radiation therapy whe ... Read More

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