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Pregnancy Will Omphalocele
Yes: Yes it is a high risk prenancy and requires good prenatal care. No, we do not know what causes omphalocele although there are several genetic syndromes which are not hereditary and usually discovered post natally such as hemi hypertrophy and or beckwith weidemann. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
Ultrasound might: An abdominal wall defect like omphalocele might be suspected or detected during a routine ultrasound. If so, it is important for the pregnant woman to have an immediate referral to perinatologist for detailed imaging to confirm it and to look for other birth defects which can occur. The maternal-fetal medicine (mfm) subspecialist can also provide counseling and discuss other testing. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I was born with an omphalocele and have large scar down my abdomen. I also have a lot of scar tissue. What complications can i expect from pregnancy?
I was born with the omphalocele & am wondering if since I was born with this defect if I'd ever be able to have children of my own?!
Complex: It's conceivable but largely depends on the size of your omphalocele and how it was repaired. Omphaloceles are frequently found with other genetic anomalies which can also affect fertility. Best answer is to discuss this with your private physician who knows more of the details about your surgical history. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My baby has omphalocele I have denied amino I am 30 . I believe my baby will be 100 percent healthy but doctors in Trinidad never did the procedure. ?
Serious condition : Omphalocele is a serious condition that requires the expertise of a skilled pediatric surgical team and pediatric intensive care unit. You should make sure these resources are available at birth to give your child the best chance of survival. Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Omphalocele: There are usually no maternal symptoms of a fetal omphalocele. One sign may be an elevation of the alpha-fetal protein (AFP) concentration in maternal blood. AFP is used as a screening test in the midtrimester for neural tube defects. The presence of an omphalocele can also elevate the afp. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unsure: Omphalocele is a failure of the return of the midgut from the yolk sac to the abdomen before 10 weeks of gestation. It can be associated with other malformations and syndromes. Best to ask the neonatologist and/or a geneticist for each individual case. The intestines are involved in 1/5000 births, with liver and intestines occurring in 1/10000 births. Immediate surgical repair is required. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Umbilical hernia?: I'm guessing you have an umbilical hernia, not an omphalocele, as the latter is a defect that requires fixing at birth. If it is bulging and tender to the touch you should be evaluated in person to make sure you don't have intestine stuck, or incarcerated, in the hernia. This can require surgery. ...Read more
Abdominal wall defec: Omphalocele is a central abdominal wall defect that results from abdominal contents herniating into the base of the umbilical cord. If the defct is small there may be only intestine in the defect. If it is large it can contain intestine and liver. May be associated with other midline defects. ...Read more
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