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Lump About An Inch Above My Babys Belly Button Is That A Birth Defect
I gave birth about 2 months ago and I have a lump on top of my belly button. Now i'm scared, should I go to my doctor to check it out?
Dr.Is it true that ladies who get pregnant by self/home insemination will get birth defects/menatally/physicaly retarded babies?
Just found out that military babies born with birth defects may be linked to anthrax and gases/ is this true?
No: Children born to us servicemembers do have birth defects, but not more often than any other group: 3/100 births. These questions about parents' exposure to chemicals, infections, or stress during war - from vietnam to the present - have been studied within the us military and by outside agencies and contractors. Some anecdotes seem alarming, but no unusual scientific findings have been reported. ...Read more
Many reasons.: Genetic, environmental, drug teratogenicity, accidental factors all can cause birth defects. 2-4% of all liveborns in the us have a major or minor anomaly at birth. Take Folic Acid 1-5 mg daily starting at least 3-12 months before conception to prevent >90% of open neural tube defects and >75% of cardiac defects! ...Read more
Big controversy!: With all the technology and genetic testing that can indicate fetal problems, we are now faced with the ethical dilemma of terminating pregnancy if a severe defect is found. Many people have extremely strong feelings on both sides. Honestly, it is up to the parents, the ob, the pediatrician, and the geneticist to sit down, explore the information and the parents decide. ...Read more
I'm having dull pressure pain 2 inches above belly button, nausas, sweating off and on, palpable lumps in abdomen and flank area? Just don't feel good
See your doctor.: That is a diverse, seemingly unrelated grouping of symptoms. In order to sort it out, you need a good evaluation by your doctor, including a history and physical exam and possibly some tests. I would see him/her soon. Good luck. ...Read more
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