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what is very low birth weight

A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maya Vazirani
52 years experience Neonatology
Vlbw infant: is premature infant with birth weight less than 1500 gms

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brad Goldenberg
35 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: The degree of prematurity is directly related to risks of health issues, by low birth weight does not, by itself, translate to increased risk of medic ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
25 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
YES.: Cocaine and many other drugs can lead to preterm birth, lowe birth weight and many other complications that can have life-long consequences for the in ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roman Alvarez
40 years experience Neonatology
Major Factor: Low birth weight has multiple causes. Utero placental insufficiency being the ultimate culprit. In truth there are many major factors that cause low b ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
25 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Preterm birth.: Preterm birth is probably the highest risk factor for low birth weight - and poor fetal growth can lead to preterm labor/delivery! other risk factors: ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maya Vazirani
52 years experience Neonatology
Lbw: lowbirth weight is infant with BW-less than 2500 g
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience Family Medicine
Moving target: This is one of those things that goes up on a curve, so you have to examine the weight and gestation age to determine if your child is too small. Ris ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Gutman
42 years experience Internal Medicine
Unlikely...: It can but it is very unlikely. Our adult weight and height are determined by genetics and lifestyle (eating exercise etc...)
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
25 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
It can.: Depends on the mid-parental height and the etiology of the low birth weight (e.G prematurity or growth restriction or syndromic condition). Most adult ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brad Goldenberg
35 years experience Pediatrics
Low birth weight: By itself, low birth weight may mean little, especially if mother has no illnesses and the baby is a full-term infant. However, when low birthweight i ... Read More

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