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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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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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Is hirschsprung's disease a common birth defect?

Is hirschsprung's disease a common  birth defect?

Not so rare: It occurs in about 1 out of every 5,000 newborns and is most common in male babies. Some instances are familial. Down syndrome has fifteen fold increase in incidence of Hirschsprung's disease. ...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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Why are hare lips such a common birth defect, is it something that the mom eats during pregnancy?

Why are hare lips such a common birth defect, is it something that the mom eats during pregnancy?

No known food causes: Cleft lip occurs when left, right, and upper parts of the lip do not fuse properly in an embryo. No foods are known to cause it. Maternal smoking and alcohol/drug abuse increase the chances of a cleft. Cleft lip runs in some families, but can also happen in a variety of genetic mutations. It occurs least in africans (<1 in 1000 births) and most in oriental asians and native americans (3-4/1000). ...Read more

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Can a common cold during the first trimester increase the chance of birth defects? No fever and no medications were taken.

Can a common cold during the first trimester increase the chance of birth defects? No fever and no medications were taken.

No: The common cold is a localized process i your upper airway.It does not generate a blood phase that would send the virus to baby through your placenta. Similar conditions like strep throat or a UTI that are localized are also no risk. It is the blood borne issues like measles that cause problems. ...Read more

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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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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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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

Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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Congenital Abnormalities (Definition)

Congenital abnormalities, commonly known as "birth defects," are structural conditions that are present from birth. Common abnormalities include limb or facial malformations, but may ...Read more