birth defects

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Birth defects is a term for structural or functional abnormalities that a baby is be born with. These defects can be the result of genetic mutations or external insults to the developing fetus, such as maternal alcohol consumption.
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Child with birth defects?

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Dr. Jackie Lam answered:

Can mono cause birth defects?

No

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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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Dr. R. Wayne Inzer answered:

Can birth defects be prevented?

Yes

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Some can, But not all. Taking folic acid supplements before conception can prevent spinal cord defects. Excellent sugar control for a diabetic, avoiding certain drugs or medications early in pregnancy, and being aware of higher risks with advancing maternal age are all important.
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Dr. Walter W. Root answered:

Can valium cause birth defects?

Yes

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All medications in this class, Benzodiazepines, are Category D -- known to cause birth defects in humans
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Is a cleft chin a birth defect?

No contest

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It's a normal variation, inherited from father's or mother's line.
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What leads to most birth defects?

Alcohol

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The avoidable agent best known for producing a variety of birth defects is alcohol.The spectrum of defects varies considerably with the amount consumed during pregnancy.The most involved are born to alcoholic mothers while as few as 2 drinks a day has a a significant risk. Defects vary from decreased intellect,heart, skeletal,facial and numerous other features.,
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Can accutane cause birth defects?

Yes

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Accutane is one of several medications listed as category X or dangerous if used during pregnancy.It is known to cause birth defects in the developing fetus.
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Dr. Jay Park answered:

Does GDM cause cause birth defect?

Yes

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Cardiomegaly due to septal hypertrophy and small left colon syndrome are the examples.
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Dr. Jay Park answered:

How can you prevent birth defects?

Pretty limited

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Some birth defects such as fetal alcohol syndrome, defects associated with use of accutane during pregnancy, and neural tube defect associated with folic acid deficiency are some examples whose occurrence can be minimized at least if not totally preventable.
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Dr. Boris Ripa answered:

Why so many birth defects in india?

Many factors

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Poor hygiene, poor follow up and diagnostics for pregnant women, close relative marriage,acute and chronic disease, physical abuse of women and ,probably, other causes
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