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Are congenital abnormalities genetic?

Are  congenital abnormalities genetic?

Sometimes.: Although it's true that most congenital anomalies (duodenal atresia, ventricular septal defect) have some (currently known or unknown) genetic underpinning, some clearly do not (amniotic band deformation sequence, hydranencephaly, gastroschisis, porencephaly) and some are due to teratogenic exposures unrelated to genetic information (valproic acid, paroxetine, coumadin, (warfarin) enalapril, alcohol). ...Read more

Abnormal Penis (Definition)

Any conditions affecting the expected functions of the penis like urinary and sexual function may be called as abnormal penis, which may be temporary or permanent, but may be quite personal. Remember normal variation of any organ is common since we are not born equal. To define what it may be, seek ...Read more


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Are developmental, familial and congenital anomalies different?

Are developmental, familial and congenital anomalies different?

Not really: Developmental = failure to meet developmental milestones such as sitting up, walking etc. This may be aquired from e.g. Birth injury. Familial means that it is a trait within a family, presumably genetic. Congenital is "accidental" with no known cause. ...Read more

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Are congenital heart defects hereditary?

Are congenital heart defects hereditary?

Depends on variables: There are a few syndromes with high frequency of specific heart defects that can have inheritance risk up to 50%. Most, however, are part of a complex inheritance pattern with around 5% risk.This 5% would include any pattern of congenital heart defect, not necessarily the same one. ...Read more

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What genetic syndromes associated with congenital hydronephrosis ?

What genetic syndromes associated with congenital hydronephrosis ?

Genetics : There are many causes of hydronephrosis. Often hydronephrosis is found on prenatal ultrasounds but is not seen on postnatal ultrasounds. Any kidney or bladder malformation can cause hydronephrosis. In infants, posterior urethral valves, kidney stones, cystic kidneys, abdminal masses or any stenosis of the urethra or ureters may cause hydronephrosis. ...Read more

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Are congenital heart defects usually deadly?

Are congenital heart defects usually deadly?

No: In fact, most babies with congenital heart disease are expected to reach adulthood. Some of the more severe lesions have up to a 30% mortality in the first year, however these are less common than the more treatable defects. ...Read more

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How common are babies born with congenital abnormalities?

How common are babies born with congenital abnormalities?

2--3%, up to 7%: The usual quoted rate is as low as 2-3%. However in one prospective study of the outcome of 5, 964 pregnancies the incidence rose to 7%! the cause of 40-60% of congenital anomalies in humans is unknown. These are referred to as sporadic, a term that implies an unknown cause, random occurrence regardless of maternal living conditions. ...Read more

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What congenital anomolies are associated with placenta previa?

What congenital anomolies are associated with placenta previa?

Nothing specific: In 3 deades of pediatrics and much of that dealing with birth defects, i know of no anomaly that is linked to placenta previa.The selection of an implantation site for the embryo and development of the placenta in a previa location appears to be random. ...Read more

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What're the causes of congenital anomalies?

What're the causes of congenital anomalies?

Multifactorial.: Genetic, environmental, infectious, metabolic reasons or even developmental accidents can cause birth defects. Taking Folic Acid at 1-5 mg daily throughout your reproductive life could prevent 95% of neural tube defects and up to 75% of cardiac defects. ...Read more

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Is a PDA (patent ductus arteriosus) considered a chd (congenital heart defect)..?

Is a PDA (patent ductus arteriosus) considered a chd (congenital heart defect)..?

Yes: Yes - if it persists then it would qualify as chd and if it is audible in a child past infancy then it would ordinarily be closed in the cathetization laboratory. ...Read more

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Are congenital heart defects considered types of mitochondrial diseases?

Are congenital heart defects considered types of mitochondrial diseases?

Nope.: Most congenital heart defects can be prevented with Folic Acid preconceptionally and have nothing to do with mitochondrial disorders. ...Read more

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Is lymphangioma congenital ?

Is lymphangioma congenital
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Yes: Yes lymphangioma is a congenital condition in the sense that it is something that a baby is born with. But it is also something that can progressively enlarge after birth. ...Read more

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Are most babies with congenital deformities aborted?

Are most babies with congenital deformities aborted?

Actually...: ...Most severely malformed babies are miscarried rather than aborted on purpose. They usually die in utero before maturity. As for elective abortion, it is a deeply personal, difficult decision. I would hesitate to say that "most" babies found to be deformed on prenatal tests are aborted, but it is certainly an option many consider. ...Read more

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Is congenital heart disease genetic?

Is congenital heart disease genetic?

Some of it: Even though 8 out of every 1000 babies born will have have some form of heart defect, when there is a first line family member affected the number goes up to about 16-30/1000 (for some particular defects this number will be higher) so this would suggest a genetic component...We just haven't learned enough about genetics and the heart to be more precise, but this is changing every day. ...Read more

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Does congenital heart defects lead to growth changes?

Does congenital heart defects lead to growth changes?

They can/some don't: Congenital heart defects include a number of conditions that vary greatly in their impact on final growth. The more severe the defect, the more likely it will require multiple surgeries and impair the bodies strength & growth. The cyanotic or blue baby group of defects are more likely to do this.Some defects, like the common small VSD self correct & seldom if ever alter the patients life. ...Read more

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Are heart valve abnormalities classified as birth defects?

Are heart valve abnormalities classified as birth defects?

Some: A bicuspid aortic valve or a prolapsing mitral valve are present from birth. Many other heart valve abnormalities are acquired, either through scarring from infection, calcium deposition, or mal-apposition due to dilatation of cardiac chambers, among other things. ...Read more

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What is a congenital deformity or malformation?

What is a congenital deformity or malformation?

Abnormal birth: Any abnormality in the baby is considered a malformation. It can be as simple as an extra digit or as severe as multiple malformation syndromes that can be lethal to the newborn. ...Read more

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Do breech babies carry congenital defects?

Do breech babies carry congenital defects?

Rarely: Rarely does this happen where babies have congenital defects that are severe enough that they either neurological impair the baby and prevent movement or simply get in the way of a baby being able to flip on its own. This is a rare cause of breech though. ...Read more

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What are the risks of having surgery to correct congenital penile curvature?

What are the risks of having surgery to correct congenital penile curvature?

See below: There are two ways of correcting the anomaly: 1. Shorten the dorsal side with sutures if the penis has adequate length. 2. Add tissue grafts to the bottom of the penis if the length would be compromised. The first procedure is very successful in experienced hands and is associated with a low complication rate (infection, hematoma). The second procedure is more complicated: scarring, ballooning. ...Read more

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I have a very very abnormal penis. Curves?

I have a very very abnormal penis. Curves?

Curve is normal: Most guys do not have a straight penis. They bend up, down and sideways. If you develop a new bend that seems to be getting worse over time, it may related to a condition known as peyronie's disease and treatment, though limited, is available. A urologist can induce an erection with medication, in the office to evaluate the bend to help determine if it's a problem. ...Read more

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Abnormal penis size at this age of 58?

Abnormal penis size at this age of 58?

What do you mean.: Too small or too large? Do you have a new deformity, mass? Need to see doctor and explain your concern. ...Read more

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What are signs of abnormal penis?

What are signs of abnormal penis?

Bent, twisted, very: Small, very large, meatal stenosis (urinary opening very small), opening on underneath of penis (hypospadias) or on top (epispadias), rare double penis, hidden penis, phimosis (tight foreskin) paraphimosis (tight foreskin is stuck behind glans and will not reduce), penile skin bridging (adhesions which will not separate), ballooning with urination, lumps, cysts, ulcers. Balanitis xerotica. Ok? ...Read more

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Question about normal vs abnormal penis?

Question about normal vs abnormal penis?

Need more info: This question is not clear enough about what you are asking. What is normal has a very wide range of size and type and shape. More details would be needed to give you the answer you are looking for. ...Read more

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Do I have an abnormal penis if it is curved?

Do I have an abnormal penis if it is curved?

Not necessarily: A normal penis curves upwards on erection. Minor deviations from a straight line are common and normal variations. If the curve is not excessive, does not interfere with urination or intercourse, does not cause pain, it is not likely to be pathological. If you are not sure whether is curve is excessive, it would be prudent to consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Abnormal penis growth. What could he give me?

Abnormal penis growth. What could he give me?

HPV, condyloma: Without a picture, i can't say for sure, but a common problem is penile warts caused by the hpv virus. For men, the warts are unsightly, but usually harmless. But, the female can get hpv from a man with penile warts which may lead to cervical cancer. Time for both of you to call your doctors. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Abnormal penis?

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What is the definition or description of: Abnormal penis?

Here are some...: Any conditions affecting the expected functions of the penis like urinary and sexual function may be called as abnormal penis, which may be temporary or permanent, but may be quite personal. Remember normal variation of any organ is common since we are not born equal. To define what it may be, seek evaluation with a urologist. ...Read more

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Abnormal penis size as teenager?

Abnormal penis size as teenager?

Too big or too small: Prepubertal teenagers normally have small prepubertal size penises.Penis will appear large in boys who have completed puberty by age 13, but it doesn't grow anymore once pubertal development is complete.Many boys are concerned that their penis is too small & are intimidated by boys boasting of having huge penises.Penises normally come in all sizes. Huge penisesare more prone to ed in middle age. ...Read more

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Why porn stars have abnormal penis size or vice versa?

Why porn stars have abnormal penis size or vice versa?

It's for show: This is for entertainment and for show. The same reason you don't see short people in the nba & thin people in the nfl, & 'ugly' people in hollywood. Those who have larger than average size are going to command more attention than those average size people. Having an longer penis, also allows different positions for sexual activity, and better views for the camera. ...Read more

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Abnormal penis problem now that we are married. Should I divorce?

Abnormal penis problem now that we are married. Should I divorce?

Depends: It depends on what the problem really "is"? If it is a performance/ medical issue than this can be treated very effectively usually. If this is a relationship emotional issue than it depends on what that is? If the latter, i would recommend communicating with your partner and if necessary with a counsellor or even a sex therapist if necessary. ...Read more

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Can a penis be bent without it being congenital OR peyronie's disease? Are there other causes in existence? Can peyronie's really "resolve" sometimes?

Can a penis be bent without it being congenital OR peyronie's disease? Are there other causes in existence? Can peyronie's really "resolve" sometimes?

Bent penis: The penis can bend due to many reasons. Most common is related to scarring of the fibrous tissue that covers the erectile bodies of the penis. This is commonly referred to as Peyronies Disease. It can resolve spontaneously in rare situations. It can be treated medically or surgically as well. Sometimes these "scars" can be congenital in origin. ...Read more

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Is it safe for me to get my penis circumsied? Im a 20 year old male and i was born with a congenital heart defect.

Is it safe for me to get my penis circumsied? Im a 20 year old male and i was born with a congenital heart defect.

See PCP/Urologist: Your primary care and your urologist will be better able to address this question for you as they would know your medical history and can examine you. Generally, minor congenital heart defects are not a concern. Also the procedure may be done under local anesthetic rather than a general anesthetic. ...Read more

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What congenital anomolies are associated with placenta previa?

Nothing specific: In 3 deades of pediatrics and much of that dealing with birth defects, i know of no anomaly that is linked to placenta previa.The selection of an implantation site for the embryo and development of the placenta in a previa location appears to be random. ...Read more

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Are there effective natural treatments for congenital anomalies?

Are there effective natural treatments for congenital anomalies?

Anomalies: No, there are no natural remedies for congenital anomalies. Nature caused the anomalies in the fetus. Man has to rectify them either during the pregnancy or after birth. Every human being has a risk of having a child with an anomaly. The only thing found to reduce that risk, and its only for neural tube defects and cardiac defects, is to have the mother take Folic Acid daily prior to pregnancy. ...Read more

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What are the congenital anomalies of the eye?

What are the congenital anomalies of the eye?

Long list: Any part of the eye can develop with problems or improperly. The list is long and includes abnormalities of the lids, tear drainage, cornea, lens and retina. Some are cosmetic, some functional and some very serious. If you suspect a problem in your child, you should see a pediatric ophthalmologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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What're the causes of congenital anomalies?

Multifactorial.: Genetic, environmental, infectious, metabolic reasons or even developmental accidents can cause birth defects. Taking Folic Acid at 1-5 mg daily throughout your reproductive life could prevent 95% of neural tube defects and up to 75% of cardiac defects. ...Read more

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What are the causes of congenital anomalies besides bad genes?

What are the causes of congenital anomalies besides bad genes?

Accidents.: Early accidents in the cellular or molecular level can lead to birth defects even when the genetic make-up of the conceptus is normal. Examples: amniotic band sequence, previable rupture of membranes, in utero infections (e.g. Cmv, rubella, toxoplasmosis, herpes, syphilis, hiv), teratogens (heat, drugs, radiation, environmental toxins, alcohol), pregestational diabetes mellitus. ...Read more

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Are developmental, familial and congenital anomalies different?

Not really: Developmental = failure to meet developmental milestones such as sitting up, walking etc. This may be aquired from e.g. Birth injury. Familial means that it is a trait within a family, presumably genetic. Congenital is "accidental" with no known cause. ...Read more

Penile (Definition)

This is a combining form referencing the penis and used when describing some condition of this organ such as penile inflammation, penile ...Read more