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what's it mean to have congenital abnormalities?

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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 35 years experience
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 rare ectopia cordis (heart outside the chest).
Dr. Cindy Juster
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Please see below.: Congenital abnormalities are physical differences in the body that are present at birth;each body part has the potential to have an anomaly.Some are genetic, some are due to things that happen in the womb, & some happen for unknown reasons.These differences can vary from minor anomalies (like an extra finger or an ear tag) that don't affect function, to major defects that can be fatal.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

I'm concerned. What symptoms go with congenital abnormalities?

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Dr. Cristina Carballo
Dr. Cristina Carballoanswered
Neonatology 39 years experience
Depends: This depends on the genes that are affected. Some genes regulate heart formation, others regulate metabolism or liver function. There are many congenital abnormalities, so it depends what the chromosomal defect is.
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A 33-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: Congenital abnormalities?

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Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Congenital: Abnormalites that are present at birth. Also known as birth defects. For example- cleft palate is a congenital abnormalities. Another example congenital heart disease is the presence of a heart malformation at birth.

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