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My sons girlfriend (21) told me she had blood work done yesterday to determine whether or not her 4 mo. Fetus has autism. Possible?

My sons girlfriend (21) told me she had blood work done yesterday to determine whether or not her 4 mo. Fetus has autism. Possible?

No: Babys undergo many screening tests for congenital disorders that can cause developmental delay or problems. Like down's syndrome, phenylketonuria or hypothyroidism. If a doctor suspects a problem from an ultrasound, they may order various tests for genetic or chromosomal disorders. There is no specific test for autism in blood, brain or amniotic fluid. ...Read more

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism (Definition)

Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder affecting three areas: abnormal socialization, communication, and restricted interests with repetitive patterns of behavior. It is usually detected in the first two years of life. Cause is unknown but strong evidence points to an interplay between genetic and environmental factors. Patients with autism may display significant delays in certain developmental areas while having normal or superior strengths in other developmental or learning domains. The severity of the disorder is highly variable ...Read more


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What is downs syndrome, fetal alcohol syndrome, high functioning autism, asperger's syndrome and what are the causes?

What is downs syndrome, fetal alcohol syndrome, high functioning autism, asperger's syndrome and what are the causes?

See below: Down's syndrome. A genetic defect that seems to occur with mother's who are older. Fetal alcohol syndrome: this is caused by excessive intake of alcohol during the pregnancy, especially the early part of pregnancy when the nervous system is developing. As to aspergers, no one is quite sure at this time. ...Read more

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What are the chances my fetus migh have autism?

Maybe 0ne Percent: Without any significant family history of autism or autism specrum disorders, the odds are around one percent. I will add that, being 37 yo, the odds of having a baby with down syndrome is likely higher than that. ...Read more

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Is it true that autism can now be found in a fetus?

Is it true that autism can now be found in a fetus?

No.: Autism spectrum disorders can only be diagnosed (or overdiagnosed) during childhood. No prenatal test or risk factor can predict this. ...Read more

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Could exposure to china's lead-based paint products cause autism in children?

Could exposure to china's lead-based paint products cause autism in children?

Unlikely : The mental impairments associated with lead toxicity are qualitatively different from the autism spectrum, so childhood exposure to these compounds while bad, would not yield autism. There is room for speculation on whether a mothers exposure to toxic substances in life could cause the genetic codon changes in her eggs that are later identified in autistic kids. ...Read more

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Are paint fumes dangerous to kids?

Are paint fumes dangerous to kids?

To everyone: Paint fumes, in concentrated enough and lengthy enough form can harm the body - particularly the liver and sometimes the lung. ...Read more

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Can paint fumes trigger hives?

Can paint fumes trigger hives?

hives: Very unlikely from paint fumes, but can be related to latex if you are the one painting and touching paint. ...Read more

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What to do if baby inhales oil based paint fumes?

Fumes: The amount of exposure is very important - if you think was severe the. Go to er now. If was awhile ago and want much and was ventilated and baby and everyone else exposed is fine then there isn't anything can be done and probably going to be ok anyway. ...Read more

Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism Spectrum Disorder (Definition)

Autism spectrum disorder, also called pervasive developmental disorder (PDD), is a type of condition that includes life-long impairment in the ability to communicate and to have normal social interactions. These include ...Read more