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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Single Umbilical Artery (Overview)

Normally has 2 arteries and 1 vein 4 different kinds Type 1-Most common comprising 98% of cases has2 patent vessles 1 an artery of the allentoin and the vein from the left umbelical vein this form is most associated with genito urinary abnormality usually associated with pregnancies in extreme maternal age, smoking. Diabetes, hypertension


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Issues with single umbilical artery?

Issues with single umbilical artery?

Majority no problem: Usually the cord has 2 arteries and a vein. It is found in about 5% of pregnancies. The vast majority have no problems at birth, however in about a fourth of these kids there is a higher incidence of malformations that could be in the GI tract, the heart or the nervous system. Also it is associated with higher incidence of chromosomal anomalies like trisomy 18 or trisomy 13. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
7 Doctors shared insights

Single Umbilical Artery (Overview)

Normally has 2 arteries and 1 vein 4 different kinds Type 1-Most common comprising 98% of cases has2 patent vessles 1 an artery of the allentoin and the vein from the left umbelical vein this form is most associated with genito urinary abnormality usually associated with pregnancies in extreme maternal age, smoking. Diabetes, hypertension


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What are the long terms effects of single umbilical artery?

What are the long terms effects of single umbilical artery?

Usually none.: Single umbilical artery is rarely associated with genetic syndromes such as trisomy 18 (edwards' syndrome), in which case it has long-term effects. 99% of the time it is a benign variant of the umbilical anatomy without any long-term consequence. ...Read more

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Living with Coronary Artery Disease (Checklist)

Take medications as prescribed
Once
Exercise daily as recommended by your doctor or trainer
daily
Limit meat, dairy, and fats as much as possible
Once
Eat whole grains only - not white bread
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I have a condition called single umbilical artery (sua). Are there any risk on my pregnancy or any bad effects on my baby after delivery?

I have a condition called single umbilical artery (sua). Are there any risk on my pregnancy or any bad effects on my baby after delivery?

Confusing question: You? Had a sua or the baby? This is a variable finding that most often turns out to be an innocent incidental finding. A subgroup of patients will have chromosome defects or genetic syndromes, with other obvious anomalies. If this has not affected you so far, I would not expect any issues with the baby. Consult a geneticist affiliated with a children's hospital or medical school to gain more info. ...Read more

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Issues with single umbilical artery?

Majority no problem: Usually the cord has 2 arteries and a vein. It is found in about 5% of pregnancies. The vast majority have no problems at birth, however in about a fourth of these kids there is a higher incidence of malformations that could be in the GI tract, the heart or the nervous system. Also it is associated with higher incidence of chromosomal anomalies like trisomy 18 or trisomy 13. ...Read more

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What is sua (single umbilical artery)?

What is sua (single umbilical artery)?

Single artery: Usually in the umbilical cord there are two arteries and one vein. Every now and then a baby is born with one artery in the umbilical cord. In the majority of cases this is not a problem. That single artery can support the pregnancy. Occasionally the single artery can indicate the presence of a congenital abnormality of heart, kidney, intestines. This can be identified by ultrasound. ...Read more

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Did a SUA (single umbilical artery) cause my baby to die?

Did a SUA (single umbilical artery) cause my baby to die?

Doubtful: Many infants are born with a single umbilical artery and have an uncomplicated life. For some, it is just one of many abnormalities that are part of a complex pattern or syndrome, and could be part of a chromosome defect. I encourage parents to have a full workup done on infant deaths so they can understand what happened, and any implications for future pregnancies. ...Read more

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What are the long terms effects of single umbilical artery?

Usually none.: Single umbilical artery is rarely associated with genetic syndromes such as trisomy 18 (edwards' syndrome), in which case it has long-term effects. 99% of the time it is a benign variant of the umbilical anatomy without any long-term consequence. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Single umbilical artery?

What is the definition or description of: Single umbilical artery?

Umbelical cord: Normally has 2 arteries and 1 vein
4 different kinds
Type 1-Most common comprising 98% of cases has2 patent vessles
1 an artery of the allentoin and the vein from the left umbelical vein this form is most associated with genito urinary abnormality
usually associated with pregnancies in extreme maternal age, smoking.diabetes, hypertension ...Read more

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My baby had single umbilical artery, is that why he had coarctation aortic arch + lary, trach, bronc malacia?

My baby had single umbilical artery, is that why he had coarctation aortic arch + lary, trach, bronc malacia?

No: The single umbilical artery did not cause those issues. Single umbilical arteries are related to many issues (though not specifically related to the lesions you mentioned). But nevertheless, it was not the cause per se. ...Read more

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25weeks pregnant with twins and baby a has a single umbilical artery. Should I be concerned?

25weeks pregnant with twins and baby a has a single umbilical artery. Should I be concerned?

Maybe: Single umbilical artery does not necessarily pose a risk to you or your child as an umbilical cord with just one artery is sufficient to support a pregnancy to term. However, sua does increase your child’s risk for certain birth defects. Talk to your OB about this and see if you need additional workup.... ...Read more

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I have a condition called single umbilical artery (sua). Are there any risk on my pregnancy or any bad effects on my baby after delivery?

Confusing question: You? Had a sua or the baby? This is a variable finding that most often turns out to be an innocent incidental finding. A subgroup of patients will have chromosome defects or genetic syndromes, with other obvious anomalies. If this has not affected you so far, I would not expect any issues with the baby. Consult a geneticist affiliated with a children's hospital or medical school to gain more info. ...Read more

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Hi doctor, I am 6 months pregnant with twins. One of my twin is found to have single umbilical artery in the anomaly scan. Is there any prob wit this?

Maybe: Single umbilical artery occurs in up to 1% of all pregnancies. In 25%, the baby may have abnormalities of the heart, skeletal system, and kidneys among other things. Your doctor may want to send you for a higher level ultrasound study for a more intensive fetal survey evaluation. If other problems are found then genetic counseling is often obtained. Remember, in 75% there are no problems. ...Read more

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Epigenics & C.H.D. had local anæsthetic near my ankle during 1st few weeks of pregnancy. Fetus had single umbilical artery. Born with COA. Connection?

Epigenics & C.H.D. had local anæsthetic near my ankle during 1st few weeks of pregnancy. Fetus had single umbilical artery. Born with COA. Connection?

Highly unlikely: Lidocaine is not a known teratogen, very well documented. A single umbilical artery and other birth defects including coarctation of the aorta may have genetic cause. Is your baby female? A clinical genetics consult is indicated, as you deserve genetics counseling and testing. Contact your local clinical geneticist, or you may ask for a live consultation through Healthtap. ...Read more

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I'm 20 weeks pregnant. Level II ultrasound shows Single Umbilical Artery. Doctor said to go for Triple Test. I am very much worried. Is SUA a problem f?

I'm 20 weeks pregnant. Level II ultrasound shows Single Umbilical Artery. Doctor said to go for Triple Test. I am very much worried. Is SUA a problem f?

Most are fine: There are a few conditions where this is associated with one or more birth defects.In most, it is an incidental finding in an otherwise normal baby. Sometimes technology adds to our worries before it helps us. ...Read more

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Single umbilical cord artery in pregnancy?

Uncommon finding: This is found in 1/2 to 1 % of newborns & 2/3 have no additional issues of any importance. In some additional anomalies are found & should be obvious to the examining physicians. Some anomalies require special studies for detection like those of the kidneys. ...Read more

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Doppler velocimetry fetal umbilical artery, what is this?

Doppler velocimetry fetal umbilical artery, what is this?

Measuring blood: Doppler readings measure the speed, and flow pattern of blood in the umbilical artery. The specific measurements and patterns are evaluated to see if they are within normal limits ...Read more

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Why did the tech call the doctor in the room when she saw only one umbilical artery on sono?

Doubles: Most umbilical cords have two arteries. They called the doctor because of this congenital anomaly. That does not necessarily mean anything, and your baby should be healthy, though it does need to be noted. ...Read more

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What is the cause of single umbelical artery and would you recommend to terminate?

What is the cause of single umbelical artery and would you recommend to terminate?

See below: Most cases of single umbilical artery are random occurrence and associated anomalies found in genitourinary tract or in gastrointestinal tract are usually not serious in nature. ...Read more

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What happens to the veins or arteries in the umbilical cord that were connected to the baby (the baby's end)?

What happens to the veins or arteries in the umbilical cord that were connected to the baby (the baby's end)?

Not needed any more!: The two arteries and vein that are in the cord, as well as the supporting gelatinous-like substance that surrounds those vessels, pretty much just 'shrivel up'. (in the womb, they carried blood to and from the placenta.) it isn't unusual to see a very small amount of blood as the dried stump of the cord separates, and even a few days after that, but there shouldn't be any other kind of discharge. ...Read more

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What If the umbilical arteries result is above 95 percentile in Doppler scan at 32 weeks gestation?

What If the umbilical arteries result is above 95 percentile in Doppler scan at 32 weeks gestation?

Single artery: If you have 2 distinct umbilical arteries and they are both greater than 95%, that happens in 1/20 of all pregnancies. Of greater concern is if they did not see 2 distinct arteries, because a single umbilical artery does carry with it an increased risk of other abnormalities. ...Read more

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I had sub chorionic hemorrhage and single umblical artery this pregnancy. Aborted. Will it reoccur in nextpregnancy and wht could be the cause for it?

Need more info: We would need to know more details like how far along you were when you lost the pregnancy. Subchorionic hematomas are common and increase the risk of miscarriage but they do not recur on future pregnancies. A single umbilical artery is not typically associated with miscarriage. ...Read more

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I had abortion spina bifida. I had sub chorionic hemorrhage and single umblical artery during pregnancy. Could that be the reason for spina bifida?

Spina bifida: Spina bifida occurs due an embryological development of the fetus in the first trimester, that is it is a problem in the way the egg divides and developmed. I am not aware of a hemorrhage or single umbilical artery being a cause of spina bifida. ...Read more

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Can garlic clean out my arteries?

Possibly beneficial: Garlic, ginko, omega-3 fatty acids may act as blood thinners in varying degrees; at least they are advised against when a patient is taking prescription anti-coagulant coumadin (warfarin). Whether garlic can "clean out" the arteries is unknown; no medical studies I'm aware of. So don't rely solely on garlic. Eat healthfully, avoid bad fats, exercise regularly. ...Read more

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Does exercise alone keep my arteries clean?

In short no: While exercise certainly can help there are other factors that can affect cholesterol accumulation in your vessels
obviously you should avoid food high in cholesterol and watch your diet
also genetics is an issue and can affect your levels of cholesterol. ...Read more

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What can I do to reduce the fat in my arteries?

Placque not fat: If the "fat" you are talking about is cholesterol, then their are lots of suggestions. Exercise, weight loss and of course some excellent medicines designed to decrease the levels of bad substances that can "clog" the arteries of your heart, brain and body, reducing blood flow and causing problems. If not, then the fat clogs the arteries, gets calcium attached and causes atherosclerosis. ...Read more

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What type of tissue makes up the arteries and capillaries?

What type of tissue makes up the arteries and capillaries?

Vascular tissue: Arteries are lined by special endothelial cells and have elastin and smooth muscle in the walls of the arteries. Capillaries are singleo layer tubes of endothelial cells. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Artery (Definition)

Arteries are defined as blood vessels which carry blood away from the heart (to either the body or lungs). Arteries: higher pressure, thicker walls, stretch (pulse) with each heart contraction & deliver blood to the arterioles which control the flow to individual capillaries. Veins are blood vessels which carry blood from capillaries back to the heart (body to right heart; ...Read more