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Stillbirth Congenital Anomalies Of Fetus
Accidents.: Early accidents in the cellular or molecular level can lead to birth defects even when the genetic make-up of the conceptus is normal. Examples: amniotic band sequence, previable rupture of membranes, in utero infections (e.g. Cmv, rubella, toxoplasmosis, herpes, syphilis, hiv), teratogens (heat, drugs, radiation, environmental toxins, alcohol), pregestational diabetes mellitus. ...Read more
Not really: Developmental = failure to meet developmental milestones such as sitting up, walking etc. This may be aquired from e.g. Birth injury. Familial means that it is a trait within a family, presumably genetic. Congenital is "accidental" with no known cause. ...Read more
Anomalies: No, there are no natural remedies for congenital anomalies. Nature caused the anomalies in the fetus. Man has to rectify them either during the pregnancy or after birth. Every human being has a risk of having a child with an anomaly. The only thing found to reduce that risk, and its only for neural tube defects and cardiac defects, is to have the mother take Folic Acid daily prior to pregnancy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ever since the pediatrician diagnosed congenital anomalies in my son, I have been a nervous wreck. What does it mean?
It depends on which.: Congenital abnormalities are physical differences in the body that are present at birth;each body part has the potential to have an anomaly.Some are genetic, some are due to things that happen in the womb, & some happen for unknown reasons.These differences can vary from minor anomalies (like an extra finger or an ear tag) that don't affect function, to major defects that can be fatal. Talk to doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had an abortion in 6 months. As the baby was found to be having major cardiac congenital anomalies;our families have no conn. Can this happen again?
Hard to say: If you had results of an autopsy or at least a chromosome evaluation on the fetus we would have a starting point.Recurrence risk of simple chromosome anomalies is low, but you could be carrying a balanced chromosome defect.If so, recurrence risk could be quite high.You need to find a clinical geneticist (university or children's hospital) & have the case reviewed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Long list: Any part of the eye can develop with problems or improperly. The list is long and includes abnormalities of the lids, tear drainage, cornea, lens and retina. Some are cosmetic, some functional and some very serious. If you suspect a problem in your child, you should see a pediatric ophthalmologist for evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Multifactorial.: Genetic, environmental, infectious, metabolic reasons or even developmental accidents can cause birth defects. Taking Folic Acid at 1-5 mg daily throughout your reproductive life could prevent 95% of neural tube defects and up to 75% of cardiac defects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What anomaly?: There are many congenital anomalies. Many require no treatment. The better question: what doctor would be the best to evaluate and treat my child's problem? Once you find a doctor, the doctor will send you to a hospital if that is part of the evaluation and treatment. Hospitals are valuable because of the people that work within them. Find the doctor first. ...Read more
Chest pain on excercise 21male. Had ecgs, 2 echo, stress ecg, 24holter. As a doctor do you ever check for coronary artery congenital anomalies or safe?
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