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Doctor insights on: Baby Born With A Black Tongue

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Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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I was born with black spots on my tongue. Can you tell me what it means?

I was born with black spots on my tongue. Can you tell me what it means?

Pigmentation: The usual culprit for black spots on the tongue include excess pigmentation. Also this can occur after trauma or piercing. Cancer can also cause this however if you were born with this, I would think cancer highly unlikely! ...Read more

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I've been born with a broken blood vessel in my tongue (it looks like a black ball in it.) Could you please tell me what it exactly is?

I've been born with a broken blood vessel in my tongue (it looks like a black ball in it.) Could you please tell me what it exactly is?

Doubt your label: A broken blood vessel would scar and heal over time. An enlarged venous malformation might be possible. What would be more likely would be a collection of jumbled blood vessels called a hemangioma. All of these possibilities are evident to a trained observer on physical exam. Whether or not some procedure might be possible to remove it could be determined at that time. ...Read more

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Can you explain if it's possible for a baby to be born with no mouth?

Can you explain if it's possible for a baby to be born with no mouth?

Genetic cause: There are genetic disorders that can result in such severe facial deformities. Trisomy 18 is one example These are extremely rare. ...Read more

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I have streptococcus viridans in my mouth. I'm pregnant and due any day now. Can I kiss my baby when he's born with this bacteria in my mouth?

I have streptococcus viridans in my mouth. I'm pregnant and due any day now. Can I kiss my baby when he's born with this bacteria in my mouth?

No problem: Strep viridans is considered a "commensal organism" which means it is a normal colonizer in our mouths. It is not a pathogen in it's normal location, and it only becomes a problem when people who have heart valve problems have dental work. Kiss your baby to your heart's content! And congratulations :). ...Read more

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Why was I born with a small split on the tip of my tongue?

Why was I born with a small split on the tip of my tongue?

Sporadic event: The front 2/3 of the tongue is formed from 2 lateral swellings in the floor of the developing mouth around 4 weeks into fetal life. The lateral swellings grow toward each other & join from back to front. Incomplete joining leaves a variable cleft. A similar process causes a cleft lip or palate. Most are sporatic with slight genetic influence. It is occasionally seen with named syndromes. ...Read more

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What can cause someone to be born with a geographic tongue?

What can cause someone to be born with a geographic tongue?

Geographic Tongue: Geographic tongue is a harmless condition affecting the surface of your tongue. The tongue is normally covered with tiny, pinkish-white bumps (papillae). With geographic tongue, patches on the surface of the tongue are missing papillae and appear as smooth, red "islands, " often with slightly raised borders. This condition can run in families and is thus genetic. ...Read more

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I get thrush on my tongue if I haven't brushed my teeth yet or if I haven't eaten in while. My mom says I was born with it. What is it and can I fix it?

I get thrush on my tongue if I haven't brushed my teeth yet or if I haven't eaten in while. My mom says I was born with it. What is it and can I fix it?

Thrush?: Thrush is a fungal infection and not related to eating or not eating. One is not born with it. You might have a coated tongue, lichen planus, or somethng else. For now, start to use a tongue scraper once a day and see if that can solve the problem. You also need to see a dentist to have it evaluated for a proper diagnosis and treatment if necessary. ...Read more

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Infant black tongue. Tried nystatin, then swabbed for culture and tried fluconazole, no yeast on culture. Dr said iron stain? Doesn't get supplement.

Infant black tongue. Tried nystatin, then swabbed for culture and tried fluconazole, no yeast on culture. Dr said iron stain? Doesn't get supplement.

Prob okay, but...: Hairy black tongue can occur in infants because of infection or failure of the tongue papillae (bumps) to properly shed their cells like it should. It is important to distinguish if the black could be melanin, since that might indicated a skin disorder. Black 'spots' can also be a sign of a genetic condition, so it is important to have this evaluated further, likely with biopsy. ...Read more

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Are any babies born with Rh disease these days?

Are any babies born with Rh disease these days?

Very Few: If mother is rh-, during the pregnancy they are given a shot of Rhogam to prevent mom's sensitization and is repeated after birth if the baby is rh+. This has decreased the incidence of rh disease considerably. ...Read more

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Can someone born with gastroschesis have babies in the future?

Can someone born with gastroschesis have babies in the future?

Why not?: Gastroschisis involves a large defect in abdominal wall in newborn, however, it seldom is associated with major abnormality in other organ. ...Read more

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Can babies be born with a mustache?

Can babies be born with a mustache?

Fuzzy babies: Babies are generally born with a generous amount of peach fuzz like hair coating most of their body surface, face included. This is generally short & pale in color, diminishing as the child gets older. In some ethnic groups it is much thicker or darker than others ...Read more

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Is there a special diet for babies born with gastroschisis?

Is there a special diet for babies born with gastroschisis?

Yes: Often they have a short bowel which gives them a unique absorption ability. Review the recommended diet with the dietitian and have regular follow up to make sure the baby is growing. All the best. The diet may include vitamins. ...Read more

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What are some problems for an infant born with an overadundance of mast cells?

What are some problems for an infant born with an overadundance of mast cells?

See below: Cutaneous mastocytosis characterized by accumulation of mast cells in the skin includes mastocytoma, urticaria pimentosa, and bullous mastocytosis mimicking recurrent impetigo. Accumulation of mast cells in other organs of the body results in systemic mastocytosis often seen in adults. ...Read more

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Why are babies born with eczema?

Why are babies born with eczema?

They aren't: Babies often develop seborrheic dermatitis shortly after birth, which can look like eczema. However, true atopic dermatitis is extremely rare in neonates. It typically does not appear until at least 3 months of age. ...Read more

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Are premature babies born with kidneys?

Are premature babies born with kidneys?

Yes: The kidneys develop in the first few weeks of fetal development. If a premature baby was born without kidneys then that would indicate another problem is present besides prematurity. ...Read more

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What can cause babies to be born with teeth?

What can cause babies to be born with teeth?

Genetics: Genetic predisposition causes babies to be born with teeth. ...Read more

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Why are some babies are born with birth defects?

Why are some babies are born with birth defects?

Many reasons.: Genetic, environmental, drug teratogenicity, accidental factors all can cause birth defects. 2-4% of all liveborns in the us have a major or minor anomaly at birth. Take Folic Acid 1-5 mg daily starting at least 3-12 months before conception to prevent >90% of open neural tube defects and >75% of cardiac defects! ...Read more

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Could babies be born with the chicken pox?

Could babies be born with the chicken pox?

Yes: If the mother develops chickenpox in in the final week of pregnancy or labor, the infant can be born with chickenpox and may suffer a fatal outcome. (treatment is available) mothers who had chickenpox as a child or received a vaccination, will provide the fetus with protection and partial immunity for months. Chickenpox acquired at a few months of age is less worrisome. ...Read more

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Could a child born with infant cataract lead a normal life?

Could a child born with infant cataract lead a normal life?

Yes: It depends on how dense the cataract is and whether it is in one eye or both. Good vision can be achieved in most cases. Most kids with congenital cataracts can lead a normal life even if the vision is not 100% normal. ...Read more

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What percent of babies are born with problems because of high amniotic fluid?

What percent of babies are born with problems because of high amniotic fluid?

See below:: 1 % of pregnant women have too much amniotic fluid. In some women, fluid builds up slowly or quickly. This can happen at 16 weeks of pregnancy, and it usually causes very early birth. What problems can polyhydramnios cause? Polyhydramnios may increase the risk of these problems during pregnancy: prematurity, abruption, prom, stillbirth, post part. Hemorrhage & fetal malposition. ...Read more

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What health problems are most likely to affect babies born with a lower birth mass? How can a couple prepare for such a baby?

What health problems are most likely to affect babies born with a lower birth mass? How can a couple prepare for such a baby?

Health risks: Low birth weight babies often don't have fully developed immunity protection against the stresses of life. I found this article to be very helpful in addressing the multiple issues surrounding this topic. Good luck to the expectant couple!

http://www. Marchofdimes. Org/baby/low-birthweight. Aspx ...Read more

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Are all babies born with ADHD features, and only those who don't outgrow it become diagnosed as adhd?

Are all babies born with ADHD features, and only those who don't outgrow it become diagnosed as adhd?

No: Adhd, add, tourette and various degrees of behavior are all abnormally acquired. My hard won experience in practice over 54 years has proved to me that the all too common standard american diet (sad) and the free use of sugar, pop, ice cream etc. Is a major cause affecting millions of our children. Add to that industrial pollution and you have a nightmare situation. ...Read more

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What percent of babies are born with a full set of teeth?

What percent of babies are born with a full set of teeth?

Never seen it: In more than 3 decades of pediatric practice I have never seen or heard of a kid born with a full set of teeth. In that time I have had 4-5 born with 1 or 2. ...Read more

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Does anyone know why babies born with tetralogy of fallot have failure to thrive?

Does anyone know why babies born with tetralogy of fallot have failure to thrive?

Poor oxygenation.: The nature of tof causes chronically poor oxygen concentration in affected children and this can decrease growth. The effect of serial surgeries and the occasionally syndromic nature of this anomaly (down, digeorge, alagille, phenylketonuria syndromes) account for other cases of failure to thrive. ...Read more

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How common are babies born with congenital abnormalities?

How common are babies born with congenital abnormalities?

2--3%, up to 7%: The usual quoted rate is as low as 2-3%. However in one prospective study of the outcome of 5, 964 pregnancies the incidence rose to 7%! the cause of 40-60% of congenital anomalies in humans is unknown. These are referred to as sporadic, a term that implies an unknown cause, random occurrence regardless of maternal living conditions. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if babies could be born with the chicken pox?

Can you tell me if babies could be born with the chicken pox?

Yes: A baby can be born infected with the chickenpox if the mother has them in labor.The baby went through the early stages of the disease along with the mom and emerges at whatever stage mom is in. These babies can be treated aggressively with varicella Immune Globulin (cdc) and or acyclovir. Untreated infants are at high risk of death due to chickenpox pneumonia. ...Read more