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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Board Certified, Neurology
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What dose it mean when an unborn baby have more fluid then brain tissue?

Dr. Bennett Machanic
Board Certified, Neurology
47 years in practice
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What dose it mean when an unborn baby have more fluid then brain tissue?

ALERT: If this is truly the case, the baby may have congenital hydrocephalus. If this information is correct, need to discuss with OB-Gyn and a pediatrician. ...Read more

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Dr. Aaron Milstone
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Dr. Elizabeth Trinidad
Board Certified, Neurosurgery
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My unborn baby has water on the brain of 10mm. Is it normal?

Dr. Elizabeth Trinidad
Board Certified, Neurosurgery
22 years in practice
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My unborn baby has water on the brain of 10mm. Is it normal?

Depends: Our brains all make spinal fluid and the brain is washed by and floats in this "water". If there is an imbalance of production and reabsorption the fluid can accumulate and may be referred to as hydrocephalus or "water on the brain". You can visit with a pediatric neurosurgeon who can explain more based on you baby's scans. ...Read more

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Dr. Aaron Milstone
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Dr. Robert Killian
Board Certified, General Practice
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My cousin told me that beaing in extream heat can couse brain damage to an unborn baby is that true ?

Dr. Robert Killian
Board Certified, General Practice
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My cousin told me that beaing in extream heat can couse brain damage to an unborn baby is that true ?

Myths: No. That would be an untrue or inaccurate myth. ...Read more

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Dr. Matthew Wilson
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Does using bug sprays right before pregnancy potentially harm sperm & egg and harm the fetus? Heard it may cause brain cancer to unborn baby. Thanks!

Dr. Matthew Wilson
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Does using bug sprays right before pregnancy potentially harm sperm & egg and harm the fetus? Heard it may cause brain cancer to unborn baby. Thanks!

No: It is unlikely to remain in your system very long after exposure. Some bug sprays are considered unsafe in pregnancy, but the risks are low. What is more, certain insect-born illnesses are potentially more harmful, so you'll have to weigh your risks and benefits based on your location. I usually recommend deet-free bug sprays. ...Read more

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Dr. Aaron Milstone
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Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
Board Certified, Radiology
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During an ultrasound, what if fluid is noticed on babies brain?

Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
Board Certified, Radiology
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During an ultrasound, what if fluid is noticed on babies brain?

Detailed Survey: If hydrocephalus is detected during a fetal ultrasound, a detailed evaluation of the fetus would be performed in an effort to detect causative lesions or associated anomalies in order to better guide further assessments. Amniocentesis for genetic evaluation is frequently suggested as well. ...Read more

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Dr. James Goodrich
Board Certified, Neurosurgery
36 years in practice
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Can you tell me is fluid around the fetus brain at 28 weeks dangerous?

Dr. James Goodrich
Board Certified, Neurosurgery
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Can you tell me is fluid around the fetus brain at 28 weeks dangerous?

Brain: At 28 weeks it is early to say if this fluid is a concern, if the fluid continues to increase during the pregnancy then that is more of a concern and will need evaluation by a pediatric neurosurgeon. ...Read more

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Dr. Allen Seely
Board Certified, General Practice
26 years in practice
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What are some examples of brain abnormalities in babies?

Dr. Allen Seely
Board Certified, General Practice
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What are some examples of brain abnormalities in babies?

MANY: Neural tube defects: include anencephaly (no cortex) , spina bifida (open spine) and cephalocele. Hydrocephalus is found in about 2 per 1, 000 births. Ventriculomegaly (enlarged ventricles) also holoprosencephaly (incomplete cleavage of the forebrain) agenesis of the corpus callosum, the dandy-walker complex (cyst in 4th ventricle) microcephalus is small head/brain. Various cyst (e.g.Arachnoid). ...Read more

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Dr. Bryan Levey
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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How can anencephaly babies respond when they have no brain?

Dr. Bryan Levey
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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How can anencephaly babies respond when they have no brain?

Primitive Reflexes: Such babies have brain stems, but lack the higher cortex. Without the brain stem they wouldn't breath and their hearts wouldn't beat. The brain stem accounts for primitive reflexes, which I have seen people mistake for a conscious response. ...Read more

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Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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How do anencephaly babies survive when they have no brain?

Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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How do anencephaly babies survive when they have no brain?

See below: They have a brain stem, which will control breathing and heart rate. ...Read more

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Dr. James Ferguson
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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Do babies in utero who are mentally handicap or brain damaged, still kick and move like a healthy baby?

Dr. James Ferguson
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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Do babies in utero who are mentally handicap or brain damaged, still kick and move like a healthy baby?

No way to tell: In the early 80's nelson et al.Published an interesting analysis from the national collaborative perinatal project (50 k births) that found that the majority of kids with a CP DX at 7 yrs had been born after a normal p/l/d with normal apgar scores. This points out how hard it is to be sure what goes on during pregnancy. The best you can do is keep healthy and avoid risks when you can. ...Read more

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