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Dr. Stuart Wasser
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Methadone (Definition)

Methadone is a synthetic opiate used for pain control and in the rehabilitation of opiate addicts. Methadone used in rehabilitation relieves craving, suppresses withdrawal symptoms, and blocks the euphoric effects associated with ...Read more


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Birth defects are on the rise. What could cause this?

Many reasons: First, are they really increasing, or are they just living. Up until recently in history most of those pregnancies with defects would miscarry or the baby die rapidly after birth. Now we save these pregnancies and children. However, if increase, it is likely the many environmental exposures we have in the industrial age, both in the air we breath and perhaps the foods we eat. ...Read more

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Can mono cause birth defects?

Can mono cause birth defects?

No: From cdc:
"there are no known associations between active ebv infection and problems during pregnancy, such as miscarriages or birth defects.". ...Read more

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Can Valium cause birth defects?

Can Valium cause birth defects?

Yes: All medications in this class, benzodiazepines, are category d -- known to cause birth defects in humans. ...Read more

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Does ureaplasma cause birth defects?

Ureaplasma: Ureaplasma infection is associated with premature births as well as spontaneous abortions. During birth the organism can also infect the newborn and cause meningitis, pneumonia or septicemia (blood infection). ...Read more

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Can listeriosis cause birth defects?

Can listeriosis cause birth defects?

Stillbirth: Our biggest concern is that listeria infection in the expectant woman can cause death of her fetus. There have been cases traced to eating contaminated cheese and cold cuts. Please see my guide on what food to feed your family (and fetus); there are two answers and links to food safety there. ...Read more

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Why does incest cause birth defects?

Why does incest cause birth defects?

Gene errors: We all carry recessive genes to a few conditions that are not a problem unless they come together with another carrier. The closer you are related, the more genes you have in common. Two carriers, can conceive a baby that has both bad recessive genes, with any pregnancy.Whether this produces a fatal metabolic disorder or some lesser problem, the results are the same. The genes define you. ...Read more

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Can spermicides cause birth defects?

Can spermicides cause birth defects?

Unlikely: There are 2 reports of a very slight association of birth defects in children conceived whilst mothers were using spermicides. However these were retrospective rather than prospective studies, there are many more studies that refute the likelihood of subsequent birth defects. ...Read more

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Can radiotherapy cause birth defects?

Can radiotherapy cause birth defects?

Yes: There is a possibility that if the ova or sperm are exposed to radiation then genetic changes can occur. Patients are told to wait 6 months before getting pregnant. ...Read more

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Could an epidural cause birth defects?

Could an epidural cause birth defects?

NO: Birth defects happen early in the pregnancy for the most part. An epidural happens in labor - it can't possibly cause a birth defect. ...Read more

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How does diabetes cause birth defects?

How does diabetes cause birth defects?

Metabolism: Diabetes is not a simple disease. It wrecks energy metabollism and has an effect on all our cells. During pregnancy this can affect the fetus since mom feeds baby and the excess sugar has its effect in both mom and baby. That is why good control is essential. ...Read more

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Can e.Coli cause severe birth defects?

Can e.Coli cause severe birth defects?

Not generally: Ecoli is a bacteria generally found in the intestinal tract, it can cause many different types of infections, most commonly urinary tract infections. Any serious infection can increase the can of premature delivery, which can cause developmental delay, but this is generally avoided with prompt treatment. ...Read more

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What birth defects were caused by acutane?

What birth defects were caused by acutane?

See below: Accutane birth defects include the ears, eyes, face, skull, heart and brain. ...Read more

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What is atrazine? Does it cause birth defects?

What is atrazine? Does it cause birth defects?

Yes: Atrazine is a widely used herbicide (esp. With corn fields & grass on golf courses) with history of widespread contamination in drinking water and association with menstrual problems, birth defects & more vulnerable to cancer in later life. It is banned in europe. Environmental protection agency feels the current levels & spikes are safe. Scientists/health advocates disagree. ...Read more

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Can cigars cause birth defects if your man smokes?

Cigars: Your exposure to cigars really is related to second hand smoke. Birth defects are not associated with cigar smoking in the male. Smoking cigars or cigarettes increases your risks for pregnancy complications. ...Read more

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Could exposure to formaldehyde cause birth defects?

No: According to the national institute of health and our government who reviewed all the literature. The answer was there is little evidence of reproductive or developmental toxicity. ...Read more

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What are the causes of birth defects that are preventable?

What are the causes of birth defects that are preventable?

Pretty limited: Some birth defects such as fetal alcohol syndrome, defects associated with use of Accutane during pregnancy, and neural tube defect associated with Folic Acid deficiency are some examples whose occurrence can be minimized at least if not totally preventable. ...Read more

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Is it true that prematurity can cause birth defects upon your child?

PREMATURITY: It depends on several factors. Birth defects are common among small premies when the mother got sick or exposed to rubella for example during the first trimester. Those born with less problems grow up normal. ...Read more

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And why does xray cause birth defects?

And why does xray cause birth defects?

DNA damage.: Mutations are sometimes caused by ionizing radiation (x-rays, ct-scans) applied to the maternal abdomen/pelvis during sensitive gestational periods (particularly 4-12 weeks). The actual mechanism is damage to the dna by the radiation beam. ...Read more

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What kind of birth defects does corticosteroid cause?

Possibly cleft lip.: Most steroids ingested by the mother never reach the fetus because they are metabolized by the placenta. Some limited evidence suggests that exposed pregnancies have an increased risk for cleft lip (not palate). ...Read more

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What causes birth defects of the heart?

What causes birth defects of the heart?

Several factors: The heart develops rather early so medication exposure in the first trimester can sometimes cause heart problems. Chromosomal or genetic issues also can cause heart problems, . ...Read more

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What are the causes of heart birth defects?

What are the causes of heart birth defects?

Genes, environ, luck: A mix of genetics, exposure & chance. The formation of the heart is a very complex process as a simple vascular tube transforms into a specialized pump intertwining 2 separate circulations. Sometimes cells fail to migrate or grow-->may lead to septal defects. Structures may not form, and if they interfere with bloodflow (e.g., valve not opening), then downstream structures don't grow or develop. ...Read more

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Does gdm cause cause birth defect?

Does gdm cause cause birth defect?

Yes: Cardiomegaly due to septal hypertrophy and small left colon syndrome are the examples. ...Read more

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Can pesticides cause birth defect?

Can pesticides cause birth defect?

Birth defects: Yes, especially the organophosphate pesticides can cause birth defects ...Read more

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Which medication can cause birth defects?

List is too long: That list is way too long. Unless a drug is listed by the fda as category a or b there is at least a theoretical risk. The risk is higher for a d drug and absolute danger if rated x. ...Read more

Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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Congenital Abnormalities (Definition)

Abnormalites that are present at birth. Also known as birth defects. For example- cleft palate is a congenital abnormalities. Another example congenital heart disease is the presence of a ...Read more


Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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Birth Defects (Definition)

A physical or biochemical abnormality that is present at birth- it may be inherited or ...Read more