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Pars Defect (Definition)

Spondylolysis is a defect of a vertebra. More specifically it is defined as a defect in the pars interarticularis of the vertebral arch. The great majority of cases occur in the lowest of the lumbar vertebrae (l5), but spondylolysis may also occur in the other lumbar vertebrae, as well as in the thoracic vertebrae. Spondylolysis occurs in three to six ...Read more


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Why are hare lips such a common birth defect, is it something that the mom eats during pregnancy?

Why are hare lips such a common birth defect, is it something that the mom eats during pregnancy?

No known food causes: Cleft lip occurs when left, right, and upper parts of the lip do not fuse properly in an embryo. No foods are known to cause it. Maternal smoking and alcohol/drug abuse increase the chances of a cleft. Cleft lip runs in some families, but can also happen in a variety of genetic mutations. It occurs least in africans (<1 in 1000 births) and most in oriental asians and native americans (3-4/1000). ...Read more

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Hi Dr, I wanted to know what is the likelihood of birth defects for using Lomexin T 1000 g during 17 weeks of pregnancy, My Gyn prescribed this?

Hi Dr, I wanted to know what is the likelihood of birth defects for using Lomexin T 1000 g during 17 weeks of pregnancy, My Gyn prescribed this?

Topical anti- : fungal medications called " azoles", like fenticonazole, have very little to no absorption. That makes the risk of toxicity vety low. Animal studies using high chronic doses during the period of organ formation in the 1st trimester showed abnormal development of cartlilage. No studies can be done in pregnant humans. ...Read more

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What are all the benefits of eating folic acid before pregnancy?And what are all the birth defects can be avoided during pregnancy?Pls hlp dr

What are all the benefits of eating folic acid before pregnancy?And what are all the birth defects can be avoided during pregnancy?Pls hlp dr

Prevent birth defect: Eating Folic Acid or folate (folic acid) before/during early pregnancy dramatically prevents a group of serious birth defects called neural tube defects. It's most important in the first weeks of pregnancy ; since one often doesn't know they're pregnant until they miss their period, when they're already 2 weeks pregnant, it's crucial to have adequate folate (folic acid) before you know you're pregnant. Biotin helps too. ...Read more

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During ultrasound in pregnancy, doctor was unable to see baby's sex and feet were always crossed.At delivery, baby have club feet and other defects?

During ultrasound in pregnancy, doctor was unable to see baby's sex and feet were always crossed.At delivery, baby have club feet  and other defects?

Crossed feet: Your description sounds normal and the fact that the baby had crossed feet does not indicate any suspected defect. If you are concerned, you should discuss this with your doctor and consider a repeat ultrasound. ...Read more

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Did extreme emotional stress during pregnancy cause birth defects or autism in the baby?

Did extreme emotional stress during pregnancy cause birth defects or autism in the baby?

Stress: Streas has not truly been shown to be associated with any pregnancy issues. How stress affects the pregnant mothers sleep & eating patterns might effect fetal growth, but otherwise should not contribute to birth defects or autism. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use shea butter during pregnancy? I know it says it is high in a and i thought vitamin a is bad in pregnancy due to birth defects

Is it ok to use shea butter during pregnancy? I know it says it is high in a and i thought vitamin a is bad in pregnancy due to birth defects

It's okay: It is a fat extracted from the nut of the african shea tree. It is a triglyceride (fat) derived mainly from stearic acid and oleic acid. It is widely used in cosmetics as a moisturizer, salve or lotion. Shea butter is edible and is used in food. Most shea butter is used in cosmetics for moisturizing skin. ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more