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Is it a birth defect to have small chin?

Is it a birth defect to have small chin?

Depends: A significant small chin that impedes breathing and normal suck/swallow mechanism is called micrognathia and is part of an array of birth disorders. ...Read more

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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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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I have a small head compared to the rest of my body. Birth defect?

I have a small head compared to the rest of my body. Birth defect?

Range of normal: Head sizes come in a variety of sizes, primarily based on genetics. The head growth is also responsive to the growth of what happens inside. If the genes decide the brain & supportive structure will grow large, larger skull size will occur. If the genes can put it all is a smaller package, the skull will be smaller. Size does not determine quality in the package. I would consider it a nl variation. ...Read more

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Is a cleft chin a birth defect?

Is a cleft chin a birth defect?

No contest: It's a normal variation, inherited from father's or mother's line. ...Read more

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I had laser treatment of hair removal and eye operation 7 years back. I have hair on my chin. Will both cause birth defect in baby if i conceive now?

I had laser treatment of hair removal and eye operation 7 years back. I have hair on my chin. Will both cause birth defect in baby if i conceive now?

Not related: Your laser hair removal ; eye operation should have nothing to do (neither positive nor negative) about your ability to conceive. Now if you have abundant hair in wrong places (hirutism) which can be caused by systemic diseases(eg pcod, cushings, androgen secreting tumor, etc), you may have problems conceiving. If you had cataract removed, could have been caused by too much circulating cortisol. ...Read more

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Is it a birth defect to have one ear bigger than the other?

Is it a birth defect to have one ear bigger than the other?

Not necessariiy: There exists assymetry in all humans when comparing the right to the left side. Sometimes restricytion of ear growth might be a result of in utero pressure. ...Read more

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Please help we don't understand why our baby has a birth defect?

Please help we don't understand why our baby has a birth defect?

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 more

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Child with birth defects?

Child with birth defects?

And your question is: If you have a specific question please ask it. As written this collection of words does not provide enough detail to be an answerable question. ...Read more

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What leads to most birth defects?

What leads to most birth defects?

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

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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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Is spinal herniation a birth defect?

Is spinal herniation a birth defect?

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

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Why are birth defects are on the rise?

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

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What are the most common birth defects?

What are the most common birth defects?

See below: About 3% of the babies are born with birth defects and there are about 20 common defects. You may wish to consult the webpage below to get more details. http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/birthdefects/data.html. ...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?

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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What can I do to miscarry a birth defect?

What can I do to miscarry a birth defect?

See your obstetricia: If you plan to abort the child because of the birthdefects it carries confirmed by sonogram, talk to your obsterician to plan for termination of pregnancy though after a particular weeks of pregnancy it is not safe to do. If you plan for the termination, seek help early. ...Read more