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Anyone have a child with omphalocele and other birth defects ?

Anyone have a child with omphalocele and other birth defects ?

Patient: Have a patient with omphalocele which happens to be a isolated defect. Often it is associated with other defects such as cardiac.

Dr. Stephen Kim
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Omphalocele (Definition)

Omphalocele is a birth defect of the abdominal (belly) wall. The infant’s intestines, liver, or other organs may stick outside of the belly through the belly button. The organs are covered in a thin, nearly transparent sac that hardly ever is open or broken. It is associated with a high rate of mortality and severe malformations, such as cardiac anomalies ...Read more


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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?

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.

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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.

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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., .

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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.

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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

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Could diet influence birth defects?

Could diet influence birth defects?

Yes: Insufficient folate (folic acid) in the mother's diet has been linked to neural tube birth defects.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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Would your 5 month scan show birth defects?

Would your 5 month scan show birth defects?

Depends: By 5 months the baby has all it's main parts and a scan may be able to pick up on defects.However, the type of scan, type of probe and the skill of the technician and person reading the study all factor into how many issues can be detected.

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What percent of babies have a birth defect?

What percent of babies have a birth defect?

About 3%: About 3 out of every 100 babies are born with some type of birth defect. Some can be very minor, and some are more serious. Some disease (like diabetes in the mother), or use of some medications in pregnancy can increase the risk of a baby having a birth defect.

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Explain the condition called a birth defect.?

Explain the condition called a birth defect.?

Varies: There are many defects that could be present at the time of birth(genetic, structural, developmental, etc) that would be included in the list of birth defects - that is far too numerous to list here. Essentially anything that is not normal at the time of birth could be a "birth defect".

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Whats the percentage that have birth defects?

3 to 4 %: The comprehensive NIH study of 50,000 pregnancies with infants followed up to the age of 7 years revealed approximately 3 to 4 % major birth defects in the neonatal period (not including genetic disorders like cystic fibrosis), defined as a condition requiring surgery, causing a significant cosmetic problem, or a significant functional problem. By age 7 years, the percentage of affected was 7%

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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