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Can Cigars Cause Birth Defects If Your Man Smokes
If a man is taking vicodin Zanaflex (tizanidine) and nuerontin can it cause birth defects if my wife gets pregnant while im on this medicine ?
No.: There little to no evidence linking paternally ingested drugs to birth defects. The paternal contribution to birth defects had to do with age (more autosomal dominant rare but severe traits can manifest after de novo mutations in the spermatozoa) and family history and not generally with drug exposure. ...Read more
Data presented on : This site http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/m/pubmed/15023170/ suggest an ?ed risk of congenital abnormalities. Since affected progeny had the same disorders as their fathers, a causal association with an immunosuppressant could not be proven. Please consult your wife's ob-gyn & request a pre-pregnancy visit with a prenatal genetic counselor to assist you in decision-making. ...Read more
Can the prolonged use of Pueraria Mirifica 500mg cause birth defects if in the future I decide to have children, even if I have stopped it?
Can the on and off or prolonged use of Megace (megestrol) ES cause birth defects if in the future you decide to have children? What are the concequences?
Can my boyfriends chemotherapy from december to april cause birth defects if i became pregnant in september?
Hard to say: Depending on the type of chemo, he could be infertile for some period. If not totally infertile, the sperm affected by the chemo would likely be weak swimmers,allowing the unaffected sperm through to do the deed.It would be a good idea to have a discussion with the docs involved before you start trying to clear up the issue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Since there is formaldehyde in nail polish, wondering if it can cause birth defects if pregnant women use it?
Will it cause birth defects if i eat a lot of vitamin a rich vegetables and drink v8 during pregnancy. My prenatal vit. Has a as 100% beta carotene?
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Many reasons: First, are they really increasing, or are they just living. Up until recently in history most of those pregnancies with defects would miscarry or the baby die rapidly after birth. Now we save these pregnancies and children. However, if increase, it is likely the many environmental exposures we have in the industrial age, both in the air we breath and perhaps the foods we eat. ...Read more
Stillbirth: Our biggest concern is that listeria infection in the expectant woman can cause death of her fetus. There have been cases traced to eating contaminated cheese and cold cuts. Please see my guide on what food to feed your family (and fetus); there are two answers and links to food safety there. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gene errors: We all carry recessive genes to a few conditions that are not a problem unless they come together with another carrier.The closer you are related, the more genes you have in common. Two carriers, can conceive a baby that has both bad recessive genes, with any pregnancy.Whether this produces a fatal metabolic disorder or some lesser problem, the results are the same. The genes define you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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