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Can Ecoli Cause Severe Birth Defects
Not generally: Ecoli is a bacteria generally found in the intestinal tract, it can cause many different types of infections, most commonly urinary tract infections. Any serious infection can increase the can of premature delivery, which can cause developmental delay, but this is generally avoided with prompt treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No known value: There is no one value that one can say causes birth defects. More important is at what stage of fetal development exposure occured and how persistent it was. For prospective mothers with diabetes we advise to start paying close attention to their glucose control several months before trying to get pregnant. ...Read more
4 weeks pregnant, severe back pain. Waiting for doc to call back. Will taking 2.5mg Vicodin affect baby or cause birth defect?
Vicodin caution: vicodin contains hydrocodone, which is opioid, like morpheine, oxycodone, dilaudid, hydro morpheine, codeine, etc. They can cross the placenta and change the baby's chemistry. Taken chronically, they can cause opioid dependence in baby. Back pain in preg is usually mechanical. Ligaments and muscles are pushed around. A good osteopath or manually-trained physical therapist can often help. ...Read more
What to do if I do not know much about this toxin but I do kno it causes birth defect. so what happens if ist introduced to the environment?
Depends: Birth defects come in all "sizes". Some are extremely serious and cause death, like anencephaly, where most of the brain is missing. Some are minor and and easy to treat, like an extra finger. Different chemicals are known to be associated with different kinds of birth defects, so it completely depends on which product or chemical you are using. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No way to know: Birth defects can have soooo many possible causes, there is really no way to know if it's from your environment. It could also have been from a virus you had during pregnancy, defects in your genetic code/dna, something you ate undercooked, cigarette smoke you were exposed to, a vitamin deficiency. It is difficult if not impossible to pinpoint causes of most birth defects. ...Read more
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