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Is extreme facial asymmetry caused by birth defect?

Is extreme facial asymmetry caused by birth defect?

Facial asymmetry: Facial asymmetry occurs when the face is not symmetrical or evenly balanced. Most of us have asymmetrical faces to a certain extent but not to the degree that is noticeable. However, at times, the asymmetry can be pronounced and very obvious. Asymmetrical facial problems can be congenital and show up at birth or may develop later on. ...Read more

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Birth Defects (Definition)

A physical or biochemical abnormality that is present at birth- it may be inherited or ...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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Does gdm cause cause birth defect?

Does gdm cause cause birth defect?

Yes: Cardiomegaly due to septal hypertrophy and small left colon syndrome are the examples. ...Read more

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Can pesticides cause birth defect?

Can pesticides cause birth defect?

Birth defects: Yes, especially the organophosphate pesticides can cause birth defects ...Read more

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Which medication can cause birth defects?

Which medication can cause birth defects?

List is too long: That list is way too long. Unless a drug is listed by the fda as category a or b there is at least a theoretical risk. The risk is higher for a d drug and absolute danger if rated x. ...Read more

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What causes a baby to have birth defects?

What causes a baby to have birth defects?

Birth defect causes: 1- genetic; either inherited from parents or just random chance (new mutation) 2- Infection; toxo, herpes, varciella, syphilis, rubella, etc 3- environmental factors; like radiation 4 - Medications ...Read more

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Can certain foods and drink cause birth defect?

Can certain foods and drink cause birth defect?

YES, ...Some causes:: Alcohol; excessive caffeine; mercury: shark, swordfish, king mackerel, tilefish have highest amounts of mercury, can cause brain damage). Bluefish, striped bass, salmon, pike, trout, and walleye: high contamination of polychlorinated biphenyls. Some fish used for sushi; herbicides used in vegetables (e.g. Glyphosate used in genetically modified soy bean), low Folic Acid containing food. ...Read more

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Birth defects are on the rise. What could cause this?

Many reasons: First, are they really increasing, or are they just living. Up until recently in history most of those pregnancies with defects would miscarry or the baby die rapidly after birth. Now we save these pregnancies and children. However, if increase, it is likely the many environmental exposures we have in the industrial age, both in the air we breath and perhaps the foods we eat. ...Read more

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How serious is it when a product says it can cause 'birth defects'?

How serious is it when a product says it can cause 'birth defects'?

Depends: Birth defects come in all "sizes". Some are extremely serious and cause death, like anencephaly, where most of the brain is missing. Some are minor and and easy to treat, like an extra finger. Different chemicals are known to be associated with different kinds of birth defects, so it completely depends on which product or chemical you are using. ...Read more

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What to do if i lived near a "superfund site", did it cause my child's birth defects?

What to do if i lived near a "superfund site", did it cause my child's birth defects?

No way to know: Birth defects can have soooo many possible causes, there is really no way to know if it's from your environment. It could also have been from a virus you had during pregnancy, defects in your genetic code/dna, something you ate undercooked, cigarette smoke you were exposed to, a vitamin deficiency. It is difficult if not impossible to pinpoint causes of most birth defects. ...Read more

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Is it true that prematurity can cause birth defects upon your child?

Is it true that prematurity can cause birth defects upon your child?

PREMATURITY: It depends on several factors. Birth defects are common among small premies when the mother got sick or exposed to rubella for example during the first trimester. Those born with less problems grow up normal. ...Read more

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Which specific birth defects can be caused by valsartan (diovan)?

Which specific birth defects can be caused by valsartan (diovan)?

From Package insert : Use of drugs that act on the renin-angiotensin system during the second and third trimesters of pregnancy reduces fetal renal function and increases fetal and neonatal morbidity and death. Resulting oligohydramnios can be associated with fetal lung hypoplasia and skeletal deformations. Potential neonatal adverse effects include skull hypoplasia, anuria, hypotension, renal failure, and death. ...Read more

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Measles can make you blind and cause birth defects. Is all this true?

Measles can make you blind and cause birth defects. Is all this true?

Yes: However, the childhood diseases were always so common when i was a child that we expected them and there were no complcations. We assumed that it was mother nature's way of stimulating the immune system. In england, i would treat about 200 cases of measles every 2 years----no complications---why? Because the kids were not overwhelmed with "junk". They were healthy! ...Read more

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Diabetes can make you blind and cause birth defects. Is all this true?

Diabetes can make you blind and cause birth defects. Is all this true?

Yes, this is true: Diabetes that is not treated properly can cause problems with your eyes, heart, and kidneys. If you are pregnant and you have diabetes that is not under tight control, your unborn child may develop birth defects and may develop dangerously low blood glucose after delivery. Your obstetrician or primary care doctor can help you keep your sugar levels in a safe range. ...Read more

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Contact with the Accutane pill. What kinds of birth defects would it cause?

Contact with the Accutane pill. What kinds of birth defects would it cause?

Accutane: There are multiple birth defects associated with intrauterine exposure to accutane. There is a certain critical time in the pregnancy where the greatest amount of potential harm can occur. Genetic counseling is strongly recommended to determine what possible effects Accutane exposure could have. ...Read more

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What are some of the birth defects caused by the drug thalidomide? What was the drug used for?

What are some of the birth defects caused by the drug thalidomide? What was the drug used for?

Limb loss: Thalidomide was originally marketed in britain as a nausea drug during pregnancy. It later became evident that about 30% of women who used it during the 4-7 wk (when arms & legs were forming) gave birth to infants with defects.These ranged from absence of one or more limbs to malformation of the limbs that formed. ...Read more

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Big baby, birth defects caused by diabetes? What defines macrosomia?

Big baby, birth defects caused by diabetes? What defines macrosomia?

Not just big.: Fetal macrosomia can be suspected by serial ultrasound in which the fetus exceeds the 90th percentile. This means that the baby is larger than 89% of the babies of same gestational age. Furthermore"macrocosmic" fetus are at a higher risk of shoulder dystocia (difficulty of delivering shoulders after the head is out) and hypoglycemia or dropping blood sugars shortly after delivery. ...Read more

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Can abnormal sperm shape cause infertility or birth defects?

Can abnormal sperm shape cause infertility or birth defects?

Infertility: Abnormal sperm shape according to some studies can decrease fertility. Men that have abnormal sperm can at time have an underlying condition that can be transmitted to the offspring and increase the risk of malformation. ...Read more