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Causes Of Gastroschisis
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had gastroschisis at birth, many intestinal blockage removals, and my hiatal hernia mesh causes severe pain 10 yrs later. Vegan, uninsured. Advice?
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
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
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
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