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What are neural tube defects?

What are neural tube defects?

NTD: Neural tube defects are a host of lesions that affect the spinal cord. They vary in degree from spina bifida occulta ( mildest ) to craniorrachischis totalis ( severest), spina bifida, and myelomengocele being the most frequently encountered. They have been linked to a diet deficient in folate (folic acid) during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Are neural tube defect babies active?

Are neural tube defect babies active?

Possibly: It depends on multiple factors. There are different degrees of neural tube defects. Some people can have a mild defect and other may have a severe defect. It also depends on the location of the defect. Your doctor might be able to better answer this question with all of the relevant information. ...Read more

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Does fallopian tube recanalization work?

Does fallopian tube recanalization work?

Sometimes yes!: It depends on the patient and the reason the tube(s) is (are) blocked. Tubal cannulation under fluoroscopy and by hysteroscopy have both been studied extensively since the early 1990s (it was actually first done with a whale bone in the 1890s!) the most important consideration is whether the woman is a appropriate candidate for the procedure. ...Read more

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What is bilaterally patent fallopian tubes?

What is bilaterally patent fallopian tubes?

Normal: When this is stated on report, it means that the tubes are open and normal in most cases. ...Read more

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What can block fallopian tubes after child birth?

What can block fallopian tubes after child birth?

Many Causes: Some times an infection develops that can block the tubes. If a woman has a cesarean delivery, sometimes scar tissues develops that blocks the tubes. It is also possible that the tubes were damaged or infection before delivery and over time the damage just got worse and eventually caused the tubes to be blocked. ...Read more

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Can fellopian tubes be unblocked?

Can fellopian tubes be unblocked?

Family practice : You may be able to have them opened if not badly scarred. You may need to see an infertility specialist. ...Read more

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Fibroid tumors in the fallopian tube?

Fibroid tumors in the fallopian tube?

Not very likely: Fibroid rumors usually arise from the muscular layer of the uterus! which doesn't extend into the tubes. ...Read more

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Can fallopian tubes grow back?

Can fallopian tubes grow back?

No: Fallopian tubes cannot grow back. There are organs in the human body that can but a woman's tubes cannot unfortunately. ...Read more

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Can Neck TB lymphadenitis damage fallopian tubes and fertility?

Can Neck TB lymphadenitis damage fallopian tubes and fertility?

TB lymphadenitis: Hi, not until your genitourinary systems has been involved, if the involvement has been in the neck then no. ...Read more

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How does folic acid prevent neural tube defects?

How does folic acid prevent neural tube defects?

NEURAL TUBE DEFECTS: Are one of the most common birth defects(1 in 1, 000 live births in this country). It is an opening in the spinal cord or brain that does not close properly. Folic acid and B12 help transport the necessary materials to make this happen normally. Folate (folic acid) is needed for production and maintenance of new cells, to make normal dna and rna. ...Read more

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Is HSG fallopian tube test painful?

Is HSG fallopian tube test painful?

Not really: The hsg causes cramps. The discomfort one has can depend on such factors as her pain tolerance as well as who does the procedure and his/her expertise. For example, i perform all hsg's on my own patients and have done so for over 20 years. My techniques give less discomfort, for example, compared to a doctor who only does them on occasion or has only done them for a few years. ...Read more

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Can dye unblock tubes through hsg?

Can dye unblock tubes through hsg?

Yes: Actually there is a slightly higher pregnancy rate in women within 3 months of having an hsg. Sometimes pushing dye through can unblock a tube. Usually a significantly damaged and blocked tube will still be blocked after the hsg. ...Read more

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Eustachian tube dysfunction or patulous eustachian tube, what's the difference?

Eustachian tube dysfunction or patulous eustachian tube, what's the difference?

Ear tube issues: The two terms relate to the state of the eustacian tube and the consequences of that state.The patuous description implies the eustacian tube does not open and close in a normal manner. If you station tube is not open and close it is deemed to have dysfunction. This dysfunction may result in autophony, a sensation of hearing an echo in one's head. ...Read more

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Will smoking cause blockade in fallopian tubes or development of cysts in ovary or scar in the fallopian tube?

Will smoking cause blockade in fallopian tubes or development of cysts in ovary or scar in the fallopian tube?

No: While there is no direct causal link between smoking and fallopian tube blockage, it is so bad for your overall health that you should stop as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Hsg show blockage in both tubes. What is tubal occlusion bilaterally?

Hsg show blockage in both tubes. What is tubal occlusion bilaterally?

Blocked fallopian: Fallopian tubes are two thin tubes one on each side of the uterus which help lead the mature egg from the ovaries to the uterus. If an obstruction blocks the egg from traveling down the tube then you have a blocked fallopian tube. It can occur on 1 or both tubes. It is known as tubal factor infertility. Your OB Gyn will investigate why they are blocked hx of PID, other surgeries etc. Good luck ...Read more

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What is neural tube defects often mentioned in pregnancy..?

Spina Bifida: "neural tube defects" is a general name for developmental problems regarding the early developing spinal cord. The most commonly known defect is called "spina bifida" -- a defect in which the developing spinal cord is open to the skin on the back of the baby. This can lead to bowel or bladder control problems, neurologic problems, and even paralysis. ...Read more

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I have fluid blocked in fallopian tube can a tubal reversal help?

I have fluid blocked in fallopian tube can a tubal reversal help?

Fallopian tube block: If it is fluid in the fallopian tube then it should be easily be able to be "blown" open and it frequently is in one of the tests for fertility, but they don't "reverse" it. I am not sure what you mean by that in this context. ...Read more

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Hsg report fallopian tubes are opacified means?

Clarification: You will need to get clarification on the findings. Opacification just means that the tubes were whited out. That is what one expects on an HSG. What you need to know is if they are patent (open). Contact the ordering physician and ask them to clarify the findings. ...Read more

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Can e coli infection in the uterus block fallopian tube?

Can e coli infection in the uterus block fallopian tube?

Salpingitis: Yes, scarring of the fallopian tubes can occur with any form of inflammatory process. ...Read more