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Can a spinal tap cause spina bifida?

Can a spinal tap cause spina bifida?

Unlikely: When was the spinal tap done? In utero? Later in life? It is unlikely. Spina bifida is usually the result of a cellular migration disorder and not from a spinal tap. ...Read more

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Dr. Edward Smith
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Spina Bifida (Definition)

Spina bifida is a birth defect involving incomplete development of the spinal cord or its coverings. The exact cause of the condition is unknown, but a risk factor appears to be low levels of folic acid in a woman's body before ...Read more


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Can spina bifida cause chest pain ?Thankyou

Depends on the locat: It depends on the location of the defect. Without knowing that only guesses are possible. ...Read more

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What is spina bifida and how is it caused?

Congenital: This is a failure of the bones to fuse at birth usually in the lower spine. Sometimes the nerves to the legs and bladder are also malformed. So in effect, you are born with it. ...Read more

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What causes meningocele / spina bifida?

What causes meningocele / spina bifida?

Genetics usually: Altho there is high correlation with genetics causing meningocele / spina bifida, drugs (especially chemotherapeutics) and low blood folate (folic acid) during gestation or abdominal / pelvic irradiation during pregnancy are known causes. ...Read more

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Can spina bifida cause your urine to have a foul odor?

Uti: Patients with spins vigils may have urinary tract abnormalities, including incomplete emptying of the bladder and vesico urethral reflux, which can lead to urinary tract infections. You should consult your doctor for evaluation and treatment as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Did medical science find a way yet to repair the neural damage caused by spina bifida?

Spina bifida: We are a long way away from repairing the damage due to a myelomeningocele or spina bifida - to repair the damage one has to be able to regenerate the damaged nerve tissue and then get it to perform the neurological function that it is suppose to do - it will be sometime before that happens. ...Read more

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Can the use of urinary sheaths be the cause of recurrent uti's for a person with Spina Bifida?

Can the use of urinary sheaths be the cause of recurrent uti's for a person with Spina Bifida?

Unlikely: Recurrent UTIs in the setting of spina bifida are the result of pooled urine left in the b;adder due to the inability to feel when the bladder is empty. Sheaths collect the urine as it emerges but do not assure the bladder is empty. This is best accomplished with intermittent catheterization . You could use the sheath and perhaps three times a day use a catheter to fully empty the bladder.Lactobacillus reuteri RC-14 and Lactobacillus rhamnosus have been used to help protect from infection but by far the best methods involve surgical procedures to reroute the urinary flow and or allow catheterization to completely empty the bladder three to four times a day. Do consult a urologist experienced in addressing bladder function in spin bifida. ...Read more

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What causes a prolapse uterus in women with spina bifida?

What causes a prolapse uterus in women with spina bifida?

Always an issue with: recurrent &/or chronic ?es in intra-abdominal pressure inducing the uterus to descend through the large bony pelvis opening through the pelvic diaphragm muscles which cross the opening, typically larger in women than men. Spina bifida may compromise muscle control/contraction. Study: both "Clinical Anatomy " & "Abnormalities of Pelvic Support" on glowm.com & other anatomy websites for some basics. ...Read more

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Is spina bifida caused by a spinal cord injury or chromosomal disorder?

Is spina bifida caused by a spinal cord injury or chromosomal disorder?

No one knows : There seems to be an interplay of genetic and environmental factors that cause this disease. Women who have had one child with spina bifida, or who are obese or diabetic have an increased chance of having a child with the problem. It is known that taking Folic Acid during the fertile years decreases the chance of having this problem. ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Extreme Fever (Definition)

Being overheated during pregnancy can be dangerous because of a loss of fluids. Dehydration can occur more easily than when not pregnant. Being overheated (higher than normal temperature) can be dangerous to ...Read more