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Is hemophilia a kind of birth defect?

Is hemophilia a kind of birth defect?

Genetic disease: Hemophilia is a bleeding disorder that occurs when a person is missing a particular factor in the chain of events that leads to the formation of a blood clot. It is an inherited disease, like some birth defects, but usually the term "birth defect" refers to a physical, or anatomic, problem with a baby, rather than a genetic disease. ...Read more

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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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What kind of birth defects does corticosteroid cause?

What kind of birth defects does corticosteroid cause?

Possibly cleft lip.: Most steroids ingested by the mother never reach the fetus because they are metabolized by the placenta. Some limited evidence suggests that exposed pregnancies have an increased risk for cleft lip (not palate). ...Read more

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Im very worried because I got sone lab results about birth defects and they came out abnormal, does this mean my baby will have sone kind of deformity?

Im very worried because I got sone lab results about birth defects and they came out abnormal, does this mean my baby will have sone kind of deformity?

Screen vs diagnose: There's a big difference between screening and diagnostic tests. Screening tests on the pregnant woman's blood, eg, evaluate for increased risk for certain birth defects. Tests such as cvs or amniocentesis confirm some diagnoses based on studies of chromosomes. Any woman receiving results from tests should get more information--ask the ordering doctor to explain them or refer to an expert who can. ...Read more

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If kayotyping is done, wht kind of birth defects can be diagnosed and prevented? If chance of birth defects is found, can that be avoided by treatment

If kayotyping is done, wht kind of birth defects can be diagnosed and prevented? If chance of birth defects is found, can that be avoided by treatment

Limited benefit: Karyotyping will certainly pick up the main abnormalities in number of chromosomes.With an extended level of profaze banding some lesser anomalies can be detected.However, normal chromosome studies does not eliminate all possible birth defect.When detected, the study permits awareness of the expected problems.No treatment can fix a chromosome defect. ...Read more

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What kind of gastrointestinal tract birth defects can be recognized at birth?

What kind of gastrointestinal tract birth defects can be recognized at birth?

Most: Generally babies with GI tract anomalies will have symptoms shortly after birth which prompt further testing. ...Read more

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Could spina bifida be causing my back pain? My doctor took x-rays of my spine and says I have a kind of spina bifida. Could that be what’s causing my pain? I’m 26. I thought spina bifida was a birth defect?

Could spina bifida be causing my back pain? My doctor took x-rays of my spine and says I have a kind of spina bifida. Could that be what’s causing my pain? I’m 26. I thought spina bifida was a birth defect?

Not normally: Spina bifida can be seen at birth but it sounds like yours is a bifid spine which is the appearance of the spinous process having a bifid appearance. Classically this does not produce back pain and is found at times only when x-rays are taken. The source of your pain can be from other areas of your spine and require further work up, clinical examination and imaging studies and then treatment begun. ...Read more

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What is the most common type of preventable birth defect?

What is the most common type of preventable birth defect?

See below: Neural tube defects (ntds): preventable with pre-pregnancy and ante-natal folic acid fetal alcohol syndrome (fas): avoid alcohol intake when trying to conceive and during pregnancy birth defects caused by medications and other substances some of the cardiac defects may be preventable by avoiding maternal obesity. ...Read more

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Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Factor Viii Deficiency (Definition)

Factor VIII deficiency (also known as Hemophilia A) is disease of the blood in which a person lacks a protein necessary for clotting. These patients are prone to excessive ...Read more


Dr. Susumu Inoue
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Hemophilia (Definition)

Hemophilia refers to a group of bleeding disorders in which individuals cannot stop bleeding after minor trauma. The bleeding can also occur internally. It is ...Read more