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Doctor insights on: Symptoms Of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome In Adults

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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu Dr. Anyanwu
Internal Medicine
26 years in practice
Lyceum Northwestern, Dr. Francisco Q. Duque Medical Foundation
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Is it normal to urinate 15 - 18 times within 24 hours with Irritable Bowel Syndrome when the only symptom that day is Fatigue? (I do NOT drink alcohol

Is it normal to urinate 15 - 18 times within 24 hours with Irritable Bowel Syndrome when the only symptom that day is Fatigue? (I do NOT drink alcohol

No: Frequency of urination can be due urinary tract infection or Diabetics or diabetic inspidus or urinary Tract obstruction. Need evaluation and UA

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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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


Dr. Kathryn Akin Dr. Akin
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
33 years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Thomas Namey Dr. Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
44 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Scott Diede Dr. Diede
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology
25 years in practice
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
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Please advise what are the symptoms of fetal alcohol syndrome?

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.

Dr. Johanna Fricke Dr. Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
46 years in practice
University of Alabama School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Thomas Riney Dr. Riney
Pediatrics
33 years in practice
Loma Linda University School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Thomas Riney Dr. Riney
Pediatrics
33 years in practice
Loma Linda University School of Medicine
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Are weird beharior and retardation symptoms of fetal alcohol syndrome, a.D.D or something?

Are weird beharior and retardation symptoms of fetal alcohol syndrome, a.D.D or something?

FASD, or: Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder is a wide variety of symptoms that includes adhd like behavior, inability to recognize social cues and respond appropriately, and learning disabilities. The term "retarded" is no longer used.

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Dr. Johanna Fricke Dr. Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
46 years in practice
University of Alabama School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Edith Allen Dr. Allen
Pediatrics
19 years in practice
Autonomous University of Puebla School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Gwendolyn Messer Dr. Messer
Pediatrics
years in practice
Emory University School of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Kelley Clark Dr. Clark
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
27 years in practice
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Robert Kwok Dr. Kwok
Pediatrics
29 years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. George Klauber Dr. Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
years in practice
University of London, Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias Dr. Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
22 years in practice
National University of Athens Faculty of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Johanna Fricke Dr. Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
46 years in practice
University of Alabama School of Medicine
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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.

Holly Barth Dr. Barth
General Practice
5 years in practice
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
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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.

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Dr. R. Wayne Inzer Dr. Inzer
Obstetrics & Gynecology
years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Wlodzimierz Wisniewski Dr. Wisniewski
Pediatrics - Neonatology
26 years in practice
Karol Marcinkowski University of Medical Sciences in Poznan Faculty II
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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.

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Dr. Horacio Capote Dr. Capote
Psychiatry
years in practice
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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.

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Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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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.