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Omphalocele Birth Defect
My baby has an omphalocele and I am awaiting chromosome test results. I'm very scared and would like to know the odds of having serious birth defects?
Usually obvious: Omphalocoel can occur as an isolated defect or as part of a complex series of problems, including a chromosome defect.Although defects can be silent, like abnormal kidneys or heart problems, most that occur with chromosome defects are dramatic, like abnormalities of facial, hand,feed and genital structures. ...Read more
"fat baby" syndromes: * prader-willi (obesity, hypotonia, small hand & feet) *beckwith-wiedemann (macrosomia, omphalocele, macroglossia.Ear creases) *sotos (macrosomia, macrocephaly, large hands & feet) *weaver (macrosomia, accelerated skeletal maturation) *bardet-biedl (obesity, retinal pigmentation, polydactyly). ...Read more
That depends...: The physical effects of gastrointestinal birth defects depend on what the condition is. Gastroschisis and omphalocele are two GI defects requiring surgery. In both cases, the most common problems in follow-up are related to poor motility of the intestinal tract. The baby may have trouble tolerating feedings and may get distended/bloated, may spit up, and may not stool as often as expected. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Abnormal tissue Form: In simplistic terms a bd might be considered any abnormality found in a baby at birth. A better, more specific idea is a failure of a tissue or structure to form properly in fetal development.(cleft palate). A "disruption" can create a bd -loss of fingers to amnionic bands. Chromasome defects lead to several bd's like heart defects. ...Read more
What to do if I do not know much about this toxin but I do kno it causes birth defect. so what happens if ist introduced to the environment?
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 2 more doctor answers
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