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What effect does toxoplasmosis have on a developing baby?

What effect does toxoplasmosis have on a developing baby?

Toxoplasmosis: Are yoiu talking about a fetus or a child who has already been born. Effect on the fetus depends on the stage of development and trimester during which the infection is acquired. Speak to your pediatrician or a maternal-fetal health specialist. ...Read more

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What kind of effects might dental radiation have on my baby at this gestation of pregnancy?

What kind of effects might dental radiation have on my baby at this gestation of pregnancy?

Pregnancy: Any radiation exposure can have accummulative effect on the body. We are cautious with x-ray exposure during pregnancy, especially the first trimester. However, dental x-rays are very safe with little radiation. Draping the patient with lead apron, and fast films or digital systems provide additional protection. If x-ray needed for emergency reason, unborn child will be safe. ...Read more

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For what length of time can a newborn baby be on a ventilator and are there any side effects?

For what length of time can a newborn baby be on a ventilator and are there any side effects?

Long time: Ventilators increase risk of pneumonia and damage to the windpipe, but they are necessary in certain situations. ...Read more

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What are the long-term effects if my baby had meconium aspiration syndrome? Should I be worried about any particular disease or brain damage?

What are the long-term effects if my baby had meconium aspiration syndrome?  Should I be worried about any particular disease or brain damage?

Two primary issues: Mas outcomes can be divided into 2 main issues:lung & development.Since meconium passage itself comes from prenatal stress, which is a risk factor for movement disorders (CP) & learning problems.The intensity of the lung disease/ventilation/ecmo need points to further problems with oxygen supply to the brain & can amplify those issues. The lung disease could be minimal & brief or bad & long term. ...Read more

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Can having cervical biopsies have a damaging effect on carrying a baby full term in the future?

Can having cervical biopsies have a damaging effect on carrying a baby full term in the future?

Not at all: Cervical biopsies are not deep, do not change the integrity of the cervix, and will not play a role in pregnancy or ability to reach a normal term delivery. Talk to your doc if you have any more concerns. ...Read more

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What could be the effects of eating or smoking marijuana on an unborn baby?

What could be the effects of eating or smoking marijuana on an unborn baby?

Drug & unborn baby: Eating marijuana has no effect on unborn baby. However smoking marjuana , cannabinoids cross through the placenta into the fetal blood and sensitizes the brain to effects of cannabinoid, good or bad. ...Read more

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What is the risks of having a baby when you have prostate cancer?

What is the risks of having a baby when you have prostate cancer?

I assume you: Are male, not female as indicated -- so you won't be actually having the baby, your partner will. There are no added risks due to your prostate cancer. It doesn't affect the sperm needed to fertilize the egg. ...Read more

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How long can a newborn baby be on a ventilator without getting any permanent side effects?

How long can a newborn baby be on a ventilator without getting any permanent side effects?

Usually...: ...It's the need for ventilation (disease or prematurity) that is responsible for most of the complications. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if throughout pregnancy, what has effect on the incidence of sudden infant death syndrome?

Can you tell me if throughout pregnancy, what has effect on the incidence of sudden infant death syndrome?

SIDS : SIDS happens after birth. As far as I know, there are no prenatal risk factors. Of course, you should take good care of yourself, and follow your ObGyn's instructions. After birth, follow the SIDS prevention instructions, and always put your baby on it's back, to sleep. http://www.cdc.gov/sids/ ...Read more

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What are the chances of having a full term healthy baby with no side effects if the mother has chlamydia?

What are the chances of having a full term healthy baby with no side effects if the mother has chlamydia?

Chlamydia in newborn: Chlamydial conjunctivitis (eye infection) is the most common cause of conjunctivitis in the newborn and becomes apparent between day 5 and 12 of life. Chlamydial pneumonia occurs in about 33% of infants who have chlamydial conjunctivitis. In those infants without conjunctivitis with chlamydial positive moms , about 11-20% of infants will develop chlamydial pneumonia. ...Read more

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Can being jaundice as a baby have any effect on you later?

Can being jaundice as a baby have any effect on you later?

Shouldn't be: All of us have physiologic jaundice as babies to some degree.Spontaneously resolved by seven days without intervention considering no other risk factors involved. ...Read more

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What kind of long term effects would lead poisoning have on a child's brain?

What kind of long term effects would lead poisoning have on a child's brain?

Brain development: Impaired brain development and mental retardation, behavioral problems, seizures are among the long term effects. For more information you may wish to consult the website listed below. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/lead-poisoning/fl00068. ...Read more

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I have a condition called single umbilical artery(sua). Are there any risk on my pregnancy or any bad effects on my baby after delivery?

I have a condition called single umbilical artery(sua). Are there any risk on my pregnancy or any bad effects on my baby after delivery?

Confusing question: You ? Had a sua or the baby ? This is a variable finding that most often turns out to be an innocent incidental finding.A subgroup of patients will have chromosome defects or genetic syndromes, with other obvious anomalies. If this has not affected you so far, i would not expect any issues with the baby.Consult a geneticist affiliated with a children's hospital or medical school to gain more info. ...Read more

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Does anyone have any experience of poly-cystic ovaries and what effects it might have on having kids?

Does anyone have any experience of poly-cystic ovaries and what effects it might have on having kids?

Depends: Many patients have polycystic-appearing ovaries found on sonograms, but still have normal monthly cycles where they release eggs - so fertility shouldn't be impaired.If one has pcos and irregular periods, then it means they aren't ovulating regularly and it can be harder (very hard) to conceive; sometimes they will require ovulation induction medications or infertility treatments. ...Read more

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Do to a fall, my 6 week old infant needed a cat scan. What are the side effects of a scan at such a young age? The dr said cancer but how soon?

Do to a fall, my 6 week old infant needed a cat scan. What are the side effects of a scan at such a young age? The dr said cancer but how soon?

Wouldn't worry: There is a tiny increase in cancer risk later in life children who have a bunch of ct scans. We're exposed to unavoidable natural radiation every day, and compared to this, the dose you get from a worthwhile ct scan is trivial. I'm glad junior is okay and has a parent who care so much. ...Read more

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I heard that radiation can cause cancer. Will it increase my risk for others?

I heard that radiation can cause cancer. Will it increase my risk for others?

Yes but not much: It's still the right answer, almost always. Radiation treatments have been shown to slightly increase the risk of leukemia, thyroid cancer, early-onset breast cancer, and some other cancers. But those risks are far outweighed by the benefits of radiation to prevent recurrence of many cancers, and even cure some of them. Your oncologist knows best! take his/her advice! ...Read more

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What effects can rhesus disease have on my baby?

What effects can rhesus disease have on my baby?

RhoGam can obviate: Rhogam is an injectible medication that can remove (obviate) any future problems with the rh negative issue. There is a great pamphlet for more on the subject here: http://www.Acog.Org/publications/patient_education/bp027.Cfm. ...Read more

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Does having a baby in your teen years give the baby a higher risk of any diseases?

Does having a baby in your teen years give the baby a higher risk of any diseases?

No: There is no increased risk for any type of disease to a child of a teenage mother. The risk is more social, especially if the mother can not provide appropriate care. And the teenage mother may not be emotionally prepared for the demands of raising a child. Which, can effect maternal child relations. ...Read more

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My sister might have a nodule on her thyroid. Which might b cancer. What can b done to fix it. And what r some longterm effects that can happen?

My sister might have a nodule on her thyroid. Which might b cancer. What can b done to fix it. And what r some longterm effects that can happen?

Surgery: Patients with thryoid nodule cytology results suggesting cancer or suspicious for cancer should be referred for surgery. The most common postoperative complications of thyroidectomy include recurrent laryngeal nerve damage, hypoparathyroidism (from parathryoid gland damage or loss), and dysphagia (difficulty swallowing). If a thyroidectomy is done, lifelong thyroxine replacement will be necessary. ...Read more

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