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Impacts Gastrointestinal Tract Birth Defects
That depends...: The physical effects of gastrointestinal birth defects depend on what the condition is. Gastroschisis and omphalocele are two GI defects requiring surgery. In both cases, the most common problems in follow-up are related to poor motility of the intestinal tract. The baby may have trouble tolerating feedings and may get distended/bloated, may spit up, and may not stool as often as expected. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It's not.: It is used to diagnose GI tract birth defects; it is used to treat an acquired condition called intususception, in which small bowel "telescopes" and becomes jammed in large bowel. Barium under pressure pushes it back out while at the same time showing "before" and "after" pictures -- confirming both diagnosis and cure. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Trying to learn more about the downside or potential negative impact of assisted hatching - birth defects, etc? And whether the pros outweigh the cons
Assisted Hatching: There can be complications from assisted hatching. It may be associated with damage to the embryo and damage to individual blastomeres with a reduction in the viability of the embryo. In addition, assisted hatching has been associated with an increased risk of monozygotic (identical) twins. Talk to your fertility doctor about the risks and benefits of assistant hatching. ...Read more
Can male use of a pre workout supplement impact sperm quality and lead to birth defects (for example C4)?????
U will be full of it: Peristalsis is the automatic contraction of smooth muscles to propel contents through the digestive tract..Without it functioning normally, you will not be able to swallow food, and if you manage to get food to the stomach, it will just sit there. Once in the intestine/colon, stools will just sit there as well..Thus making you full-of-it. :-) i hope you have some peristalsis.. Good day, iwash5.. ...Read more
Location, location: The question is very broad and it would highly depend on which part of the GI tract we are talking about, i.e. The colon, the small intestine, the esophagus, etc. To give you a general framework though, i might say that some common causes are: cancer, ischemia (lack of blood supply), infection, inflammatory bowel disease (especially crohn's), radiation therapy, diverticulitis, and drugs. ...Read more
Is it ok to take 10-20 billion live cultures for my gastrointestinal tract, and douche with a probiotic to maintain balance?
See a doctor: To answer this question, a doctor would have to see you and get a good history and perform a physical exam. It also might require some testing such as xrays or bloodwork. ...Read more
Any Dr know a parasite(p) that goes from sinus/eye to pubic region via a path that was bored by the p and/or its larvae.Not in gastrointestinal tract.
Can i drink reed's extra ginger brew (26mg fresh ginger) in 1st trimester? I have been for m/s, but read too much ginger can cause birth defects & m/c
Safe in moderation: It is wise to be cautious re: the use of all herbs in the 1st trimester ; yes, too much ginger may be harmful. Research shows up to 1000 mg a day in divided doses is safe ; effective so the 26 mg in reed's ginger brew is quite safe. However, it has lots of sugar so consider making fresh ginger tea with honey to sweeten it. See http://www.Drweil.Com/drw/u/qaa400749/avoid-ginger-while-pregnant.Html. ...Read more
2-4$ of all babies.: 2-4% of all babies are born with a major or minor birth defect. This is not your fault, however recurrence can be prevented with certain cardiac and neural tube defects (among the more common and serious) by taking 1-5 mg of Folic Acid daily for the rest of your reproductive life (i.e. Until menopause/hysterectomy/bilateral tubal ligation). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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