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Are there any known causes of gastroschisis and pulmonary atresia today? Any more cases of the 2 together

Are there any known causes of gastroschisis and pulmonary atresia today? Any more cases of the 2 together

No known cause(s): Gastroschisisis usually is an isolated abnormality. Combination of gastroschisis and pulmonary atresia is simply an coincidence. ...Read more

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What causes gastroschisis?

What causes gastroschisis?

We don't know: We know that gastroschisis is more common in young mothers, and in mothers who smoke cigarettes. We also know that the rate of gastroschisis in babies is rising in many places , possibly related to exposure to chemicals in the environment, but there is a lot we don't know about why it happens. ...Read more

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What causes a child to have gastroschisis?

What causes a child to have  gastroschisis?

Not really known: The cause of gastroschisis is not known, but there are certain statistical associations such as younger maternal age, alcohol consumption or smoking during pregnancy, & certain medications or infections. For more information go to the birth defects homepage of the cdc at: www.Cdc.Gov/ncbddd/birthdefects and select specific birth defects in the left column; scroll down to "gastroschisis". ...Read more

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Can gastroschisis cause your kid to not have a belly button?

Can gastroschisis cause your kid to not have a belly button?

Sometimes: Depending on the surgical approach, patients may not have a normal appearing umbilicus. ...Read more

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How safe is it to have rough sex if you are 28weeks pregnant with a baby that has gastroschisis? Is it possible to cause premature labor if too much?

How safe is it to have rough sex if you are 28weeks pregnant with a baby that has gastroschisis? Is it possible to cause premature labor if too much?

Rough sex: "rough sex" is a variable term, and depending on extent could be damaging even if not pregnant. Gastroschisis is considered a high-risk pregnancy in many hospitals and requires careful monitoring. http://tinyurl.com/kfat7ap sex during pregnancy is generally safe, but i suggest speaking very frankly with your high risk OB doctor so that you're both clear about the kind of activities you mean. ...Read more

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I had gastroschisis at birth, many intestinal blockage removals, and my hiatal hernia mesh causes severe pain 10 yrs later. Vegan, uninsured. Advice?

I had gastroschisis at birth, many intestinal blockage removals, and my hiatal hernia mesh causes severe pain 10 yrs later. Vegan, uninsured. Advice?

Gastroschisis: Complicated history. Are you sure you have mesh from a hiatal hernia repair? That's relatively rare. Not an umbilical hernia? Hard to say what the pain is from. Scar tissue vs obstruction vs mesh. If you are in KY i would see dr. Josh steiner. ...Read more

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What is gastroschisis?

What is gastroschisis?

Gastroschisis: Is a birth defect in which an infant's intestines stick out of the body through a defect on one side of the umbilical cord. ...Read more

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How common is gastroschisis?

How common is  gastroschisis?

Incidence is rising: 20 years ago it would have been reported that about 1/10, 000 babies had gastroschisis. Now that risk may be as high as 3-4 in 10, 000 babies in some places. We do not know what is causing the risk of gastroschisis to rise. ...Read more

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Does a silo treat gastroschisis?

Does a silo treat gastroschisis?

Connfusing question: Surgeons will often create a "silo" from 2 pieces of sterile fibrous material that are stitched on 3 sides. This acts as a temporary housing for the abdominal contents that will not fit in the small abdominal space.It sits on top of the abdomen, and with time the silo is repeatedly stitched across until the contents are pushed back into an enlarging abdominal cavity ...Read more

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Can you explain exactly what is wrong in gastroschisis?

Can you explain exactly what is wrong in  gastroschisis?

Birth defect: In gastroschisis the baby is born with the intestines protruding ouside of the abdominal cavity through a hole (defect) beside the umbilicus (belly button). For details including an image go to the birth defects homepage of the cdc at www.Cdc.Gov/ncbddd/birthdefects and select specific birth defects in the left column; scroll down to "gastroschisis". ...Read more