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What are the exact signs of fetal alcohol syndrome?

What are the exact signs of fetal alcohol syndrome?

Fetal alcohol: A child may be small in size with possible microcephaly. Delayed motor and physical development are present with delayed milestones present. Poor muscle tone and poor muscle development is also present. ...Read more

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Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (Definition)

Occurs when mother drinks alcohol during pregnancy especially during the first trimester of pregnancy. Behavioral, learning and physical ...Read more


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What are some of the signs and symptoms of fetal alcohol syndrome?

What are some of the signs and symptoms of fetal alcohol syndrome?

Fetal Alcohol Spec-: Trum Disorders are on http://www. Fasdcenter. Samhsa. Gov/Index. Aspx. FAS 1 criteria are characteristic facial features, prenatal & or post-natal growth failure & evidence of brain damage - intellectual disability, learning disorder, executive functions deficits, & or inability to understand cause & effect, with history of prenatal exposure to alcohol any time from 3 weeks post-conception to term. ...Read more

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So really want to know signs and symptoms of fetal alcohol syndrome?

So really want to know signs and symptoms of fetal alcohol syndrome?

Learning disability: Trouble socializing and recognizing social cues given off by peers, trouble with reading, small brain size, hyperactivity, dislike of loud noises. ...Read more

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What is fetal alcohol syndrome?

What is fetal alcohol syndrome?

Long-term problems: Alcohol can damage a baby's developing brain resulting in a long-lasting pattern of cognitive, learning, emotional, social, and behavioral problems. These problems can be difficult to treat if one isn't aware of the background of prenatal alcohol exposure. However help is available and the earlier a child gets appropriate treatment the better the long-term prognosis. ...Read more

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How does one trigger fetal alcohol syndrome?

How does one trigger fetal alcohol syndrome?

Alcohol consumption: There is no known "safe" amount or type of alcohol that can be consumed during pregnancy. There is also no known safe time. The sure way to avoid fetal alcohol syndrome is to avoid using any alcohol during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can fetal alcohol syndrome be fully treated?

Can fetal alcohol syndrome be fully treated?

No: The features seen in fetal alcohol syndrome are due to permanent changes in the baby's brain, body, and appearance, caused by exposure to alcohol while he was developing inside his mother. The changes cannot be erased, but treatments are available to help the various behavioral, academic, and psychiatric symptoms of fetal alcohol syndrome. ...Read more

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What are the tests for fetal alcohol syndrome?

What are the tests for fetal alcohol syndrome?

None specific: History of alcohol consumption during pregnancy, especially if mother is a known alcoholic. Maternal blood alcohol levels can be measured during pregnancy. Any alcohol level in baby after birth, which would indicate alcohol consumption by mother very close to onset or during labor. Some babies have a typical fetal alcohol face - see google. Later some psychological tests can be useful. ...Read more

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Can FAS (fetal alcohol syndrome) be inherited?

Can FAS (fetal alcohol syndrome) be inherited?

Yes and no.: The predisposition for alcoholism is inherited, however fetal alcohol syndrome only occurs when the fetus is exposed to maternally ingested alcohol during pregnancy and as such is not inherited, rather is a teratogen exposure that is entirely preventable. ...Read more

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What are the effects of fetal alcohol syndrome?

What are the effects of fetal alcohol syndrome?

Prenatal &/or post-: natal growth failure (of head & or body), characteristic facial features & evidence of some type of brain damage are criteria for FAS I, the most severe end of the spectrum. Read about impaired executive functions, ADHD, Intellectual Disability & other associated Neurobehavioral & medical disorders on www. Fasdcenter. Samhsa. Gov. Seek Early Intervention from 0-3; Special Education from 3- 21. ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is fetal alcohol syndrome?

What sort of disorder is fetal alcohol syndrome?

Birth defects: When a woman consumes too much alcohol during pregnancy (usually defined as multiple alcoholic beverages a day) then the baby can be born with fetal alcohol syndrome. This includes facial deformities, poor growth, and mental retardation. The child can also have heart defects. It is recommended for a mother to abstain from all alcohol during pregnancy. ...Read more

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What is the incidence of fetal alcohol syndrome?

What is the incidence of fetal alcohol syndrome?

Varies: There is fetal alcohol syn. Fas and fetal alc. Spectrum disorder fasd. The later is more incompassing of risks to the fetus when mother drinks. Rates vary by country and ethnicity. Fas incidence is listed in us, 0.5-2/1000 live births. American indians, 9.8/1000 lb. So. Africa, as high as 38/1000 lb. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of fetal alcohol syndrome?

What are the symptoms of fetal alcohol syndrome?

Variable: Fetal alcohol syndrome has specific diagnostic criteria that include things like facial appearance, growth parameters, intellectual and learning data. Fetal alcohol effects are present in individuals without the full syndrome. ...Read more

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What are the effects of fetal alcohol syndrome?

What are the effects of fetal alcohol syndrome?

Many: Features vary and are not all always are present. Depend on sevirity and duration of exposure. You may see: decreased growth, decreased mental capabilities, irritability and hyperactivity. Many subtle physical features: small head size, short nose, smooth area under the nose, small and smoth upper lip, abnormal position in joints, sometimes heart problems with abnormalities of their structure. ...Read more

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How will I know if I have fetal alcohol syndrome?

Hard to Tell: It is easier to identify in little kids that have characteristic facial features. But as people grow it becomes harder. There is also a range of FAS --- mild to severe. In a way, it doesn't matter because there are no specific treatments. It is probably best to identify which problems you do have & work on them. You should also be aware that you are at greater risk for developing alcohol problems. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is fetal alcohol syndrome?

Could you explain what is fetal alcohol syndrome?

Toxic effect: When ethanol is broken down in the body, byproducts including acetaldehyde can have a direct toxic effect on tissue formation. (face, heart, nerves) there is some suggestion that some are genetically more susceptible than others. The severity of FAS correlates directly with the intensity of alcohol exposure so mothers that drink more have babies with more problems. ...Read more

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What conditions are similar to fetal alcohol syndrome?

What conditions are similar to fetal alcohol syndrome?

FAS is unique in: Its criteria of prenatal exposure to alcohol, prenatal &/or postnatal growth failure of head &/or body, characteristic facial features & some evidence of brain damage. It can be caused by intermittent binges, 4 drinks/few hrs., 3 wks. Post-conception -term. It can coexist with genetic syndromes. Fetal Hydantoin Syndrome, Noonan's Syndrome, etc., may have a few similar facial features. ...Read more

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What's the symptoms of fetal alcohol syndrome in a teen?

What's the symptoms of fetal alcohol syndrome in a teen?

Dx is earlier!: There are a\ constellation of issues. One is lower mental functioning, prototypic facial features, and impaired social skills. This a parent inflicted child disease, with no way of correcting basic problem. ...Read more

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Might fetal alcohol syndrome only have physical effects?

Hard to say: Most of the apparent physical features like changes in facial structure and heart defects reflect alcohol exposure in the first trimester of pregnancy. Much of the mental deficiency, attention deficit and hyperactivity issues relate to ongoing exposure during the 2nd and 3rd trimesters. Variability in the effects are common in this disorder. It's hard to predict which areas will be most effected. ...Read more

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Is it possible that I have fetal alcohol syndrome disorder?

Is it possible that I have fetal alcohol syndrome disorder?

Hard to say: You ask a question with no background information. This makes any valid answer impossible. You can start over (site questions are not linked), give background information, and someone may be able to answer. With no information, no reasoned answer is possible. ...Read more

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How do you get help for a someone with fetal alcohol syndrome?

Fetal alcohol syndro: Early childhood interventions and educational programs designed to build on strengths help children with any disabilities. Because children with FAS were born with problems shriner's children's hospitals sometimes provide care for even the neediest children. Most states mandate early testing to tailor educational interventions to the child. ...Read more

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Please advise what are the symptoms of fetal alcohol syndrome?

Many...: Fetal alcohol syndrome (fas) is a condition that results from alcohol exposure during pregnancy. Problems that may be caused by fetal alcohol syndrome include physical deformities, mental retardation, learning disorders, vision difficulties and behavioral problems. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Fetal alcohol syndrome?

Fetal alcohol: Fetal alcohol syndrome is the most severe form of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. It occurs when mother drinks alcohol during pregnancy especially during the first trimester of pregnancy. Behavioral, learning and physical problems are a result. It is a leading cause of preventable birth defects and developmental disabilities in the United States ...Read more

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Need expert help here. What are the symptoms fetal alcohol syndrome?

Need expert help here. What are the symptoms fetal alcohol syndrome?

FAS is one end of: The fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. Geneticists ; other pediatric specialists diagnose FAS 1 by: history of prenatal exposure, prenatal ;/or post-natal growth failure, evidence of central nervous system damage ; characteristic facial features. See http://www. Fasdcenter. Samhsa. Gov for the range of physical, neurobehavioral ; neurodevelopmental findings ; how best to help a child with an fasd. ...Read more

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Can there be any disorders that resemble mild fetal alcohol syndrome?

Can there be any disorders that resemble mild fetal alcohol syndrome?

Many: The symptoms of mild fetal alcohol syndrome are quite varied. The history that the mother had significant alcohol intake during pregnancy points to fetal alcohol syndrome. These individuals could also have mild intellectual disabilities, fragile x syndrome, or other congenital disorder. The child should be evaluated by his primary physician and may need referral to a genetic specialist. Best of lu. ...Read more

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How do I find out what is something similar to fetal alcohol syndrome?

Internet search: Web search may help. Or you can talk to a geneticist and describe symptoms and see if they recognize a specific syndrome. You can also be seen which is always the most complete. ...Read more

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Are there any other disorders that resemble mild fetal alcohol syndrome?

Many overlap: With adhd, learning disabilities, Asperger syndrome, a pediatrician with interests in developmental disorders could help you. ...Read more

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Could a child have fetal alcohol syndrome from something other than alcohol?

Could a child have fetal alcohol syndrome from something other than alcohol?

Probably: We now tend to use the term isam. This stands for infant of substance abusing mother. The exact extent of drug and alcohol exposure is not possible to document. In addition there is often malnutrition and other poor health habits and occult infections that cause effects on the fetus. The subsequent child may have complex physical and behavioral problems. To blame only alcohol may be wrong. ...Read more

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How does a fetus get fetal alcohol syndrome? What modifies the fetus's growth?

Alcohol injestion: Any amount of alcohol while pregnant can cause fas. We do not know the amount needed. Sometimes we see only fetal alcohol effect, not syndrome. Usually, if a mom injests significant alcohol, her nutrition is poor which delays fetal growth. ...Read more

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Do only certain types of alcohol cause fetal alcohol syndrome or does it not matter?

Do only certain types of alcohol cause fetal alcohol syndrome or does it not matter?

No, they all do: Some people mistakenly think that beer and wine are less harmful than "hard liquor" but that isn't true. Any alcohol, from a wine cooler to a shot of whiskey, has the potential to damage a baby's developing brain. ...Read more

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Please tell me if there are any disorders that resemble mild fetal alcohol syndrome?

Please tell me if there are any disorders that resemble mild fetal alcohol syndrome?

Many: Full-blown fetal alcohol syndrome has features that are relatively distinctive for alcohol (the facial malformations, cardiac abnormalities and others), but mild fetal alcohol effects are similar to things that can be seen in women who smoke, use many other medications, and just spontaneously. These are learning disabilities, ADHD, other behavioral changes. While seen in FAE they aren't distinctive ...Read more

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Please tell me if it is advisable for a person with fetal alcohol syndrome to have children?

Please tell me if it is advisable for a person with fetal alcohol syndrome to have children?

Depends on variables: Fas is an exposure related disorder that can alter normal tissue (heart, facial features, nervous system) and sometimes alters function (add, personality issues).It cannot be passed in the genes to the persons kids. If the affected parents function well enough to attend to their own and their potential kids needs, why not have kids. You do not have to be perfect to be a loving and perfect parent. ...Read more

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Is fetal alcohol syndrome hereditary or is there a hereditary disposition associated with getting it?

Acquired: Fetal Alcohol syndrom is acquired during a pregnancy related to maternal alcohol ingestion and inadequate diet.. ...Read more

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Can fetal alcohol syndrome cause short noses?

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Can fetal alcohol syndrome cause short noses?

FAS: Facial features include narrow small eyes with large epicanthal folds, small head, small upper jaw, smooth groove in upper lip, thin upper lip, & short nose. ...Read more

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What chromosome can cause fetal alcohol syndrome?

What chromosome can cause fetal alcohol syndrome?

Fetal alcohol: Not a gene to cause it. Just the amount of alcohol imbibed during the pregnancy that damage the fetus. ...Read more

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Fetal alcohol syndrome. Can you tell me how much drinking causes it?

Fetal alcohol syndrome. Can you tell me how much drinking causes it?

One drink can: Even a single ill-timed drink in a woman with excess production of acetylaldehyde can casue fetal alcohol syndorme. It is best to not drink at all if trying to get pregnant or already pregnant. ...Read more

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I was born with fetal alcohol syndrome. Does this affect me mentally?

It Is Likely: The effects of fetal alcohol syndrome can vary in severity from one person to another, but FAS commonly causes a variety of problems related to learning difficulties along with other behavioral and emotional problems. ...Read more

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Does severe fetal alcohol syndrome and edwards syndrome have the same symptoms?

Does severe fetal alcohol syndrome and edwards syndrome have the same symptoms?

It is possible: Edwards syndrome (trisomy 18) is a genetic disorder which can share some features with severe fetal alcohol alcohol syndrome, like a small head (microcephaly) and low birthweight.
Typically babies with edwards syndrome also have other malformations (abnormal fingers and feet, heart and/or kidney problems). The neonatologist or pediatrician will send a genetic testing to confirm edwards syndrome. ...Read more

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What is the impact on development for a child born with fetal alcohol syndrome?

What is the impact on development for a child born with fetal alcohol syndrome?

Varies: The first FAS babies were described in the 1950'sand born to alcoholic mothers. Since that time a large variation in the intensity of symptoms related to intensity of exposure has emerged. The time during pregnancy and the amount, effected the degree of defects. Some had facial and organ defects and learning problems. Some with lighter exposure show mild ADD or no symptoms at all. ...Read more