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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Cyst is the defect: The porencephalic cyst by itself is considered a birth defect. The neurological consequence of the cyst, the hemiplegia is more a side effect than a birth defect. This is similar to the lower limb paralysis that would be expected with an open spine defect -spina bifida. In both cases, function of normal nerves is distorted or lost due to the defect. ...Read more
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
I have a rare heart birth defect called bicuspid aortic disorder. Lately, I have had a ringing sound in my head and a fuzzy kind of feeling in my head. What could it be?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Alcohol: The avoidable agent best known for producing a variety of birth defects is alcohol.The spectrum of defects varies considerably with the amount consumed during pregnancy.The most involved are born to alcoholic mothers while as few as 2 drinks a day has a a significant risk. Defects vary from decreased intellect, heart, skeletal, facial and numerous other features., . ...Read more
Possible: Spinal herniation can be a type called spina bifida occulta. This is a congenital (birth defect) defect that goes undeteced your entire life. It can also be more. Sometimes this is found during other testing. Severe forms of spina bifida can be detected before birth. It has successfully been operated before a baby is born. ...Read more
Environment: although some birth defects are inherited others come from harmful environmental factors, and others are a result from complex interaction of genes and environmental factors. In about 50% of the cases the causes are unknown. Some birth defects can be prevented by not drinking or smoking or using street drugs during pregnancy. Talk to a healthcare provider about medications you are taking as well ...Read more