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What dose it mean when an unborn baby have more fluid then brain tissue?

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

Cerebrum (Definition)

Cerebrum essentially refers to the majority of the brain. Embryologically, it develops from the telencephalon, and together with the diencephalon, ...Read more


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My unborn baby has water on the brain of 10mm. Is it normal?

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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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!

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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What is the cause of fluid on unborn baby's abdomen?

What is the cause of fluid on unborn baby's abdomen?

Ascites: If what you mean is that there is a dena or swelling in the babies abdomen that could be a sign of ascites. This can be the result of a variety of conditions. Given how many different conditions could be causing this it's best to have a visit with your obstetrician or perinatologist to discuss the possible causes. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a baby to have hydrocephalus but the fluid is not constant? And the fluid fill parts of the brain that didn't develop?

Is it normal for a baby to have hydrocephalus but the fluid is not constant? And the fluid fill parts of the brain that didn't develop?

Could happen: Not all hydrocephalus is from obstruction. In cases where a part of the brain failed to develop there will be fluid where brain tissue should have been. This is called porencephalic ventricular dilatation. The degree of dilatation may vary depending on body position. ...Read more

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During an ultrasound, what if fluid is noticed on babies brain?

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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What is the risk if the baby have more water fluid in the brain?

Can be a high risk: Of obstructive hydrocephalus. Can be congenital or infectious in etiology. Further testing is recommended asap. ...Read more

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Hi, when my daughter was a baby she fell. She had a fracture of the skull 5 days later brain fluid leak. Now 17. If there could be any side effects?

Hi, 
when my daughter was a baby she fell.  She had a fracture of the skull 5 days later brain fluid leak.  Now 17. If there could be any side effects?

Should be all right: If it has been that long and neurologically and developmentally everything has been fine, then there should be no longterm side effects. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is fluid around the fetus brain at 28 weeks dangerous?

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