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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

Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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Birth Defects (Definition)

Birth defects is a term for structural or functional abnormalities that a baby is be born with. These defects can be the result of genetic mutations or external insults to the developing fetus, such ...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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