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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Phenylalanine: It's an amino acid. Read up on phenylketonuria. Generally, when you're a student, avoid the words "associated with" and if possible teachers who use them. It's good to have you visiting us on healthtap; best wishes. ...Read more
Depends: Birth defects come in all "sizes". Some are extremely serious and cause death, like anencephaly, where most of the brain is missing. Some are minor and and easy to treat, like an extra finger. Different chemicals are known to be associated with different kinds of birth defects, so it completely depends on which product or chemical you are using. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why & how does PCOS happen? What is the cause of it? How to cure it if possible? Is it dangerous? Does it cause cancer or any other disease?
See Below...: PCOS is caused by higher insulin levels and is frequently related to elevated weight. It can be treated in many cases by normalizing body weight. There are hormones related to insulin that prevent the ovary from processing hormones correctly. This causes cysts to form on the ovary and increases male hormone concentration. It doesn't cause cancer but can lead to diabetes and heart disease. ...Read more
Used for: Hypertension- yes it affects blood vessels, but in a good way. ...Read more
Doctors test for HCG: A biochemical pregnancy occurs when a woman becomes pregnant but has a spontaneous loss of her embryo/fetus before she even knows she had become pregnant. If HCG testing occurs before all of the HCG has been cleared out of the body, then HCG can be detected by a pregnancy test, giving a false positive pregnancy test. ...Read more
The risk is small: Actually, according to scientific research, but is magnified by the legal community (imho). However, that's tough to buy when it is your child that may be affected. Here's what the mayo clinic has to say on the subject: http://www.Mayoclinic.Org/healthy-living/pregnancy-week-by-week/in-depth/antidepressants/art-20046420. Good luck! ...Read more
Let me help: Barrett's esophagus is a serious complication of gerd, it does, though, increase the risk of developing esophageal adeno-carcinoma. Usually dose not cause excessive hiccupping. Treatment gred apply her unless we developed malignancy. ...Read more
Itracon is a medication used to treat nail fungal infection and have not been adequately studied in pregnant female. Cases of congenital abnormalities have been reported in the paste. Female of child bearing age on itracon, should be placed on adequate birth control while on treatment and two months after,
Itracon is also excreted in human milk and should not be given to a nursing mother. ...Read more
How likely is it to get pregnant on axithromicin and birth control.. Is that an antibiotic that affects birth control?
Not really: I never make guarantees, but your chances of a problem are extremely low. Although some antibiotics can reduce the efficacy of birth control, Azithromycin isn't one of the known offenders. It's never a bad idea to use a back up method when you are on antibiotics, but i wouldn't be worried. If your period doesn't come on time, take a pregnancy test to be sure. ...Read more
Hormonal changes: In migraine with aura contraceptives is always contraindicated. In migraine without aura not contraindicated, but there is an increased risk of ischemic stroke. Migraines/headaches can be affected by the dose and type of hormone in the contraceptive you take. Rec.: talk yo your health care provider to find the medicine that suits you best. ...Read more
I'm curious. How common is nystagmus? Also can ritalin (methylphenidate) cause it? What's the chance of it going away if nystagmus is acquired?
How does Accutane not affect your fertility after? It's so serious in causing birth defects while on the drug and messes up hormones, how is it safe?
Who says it's safe?: It is one of the more toxic drugs, and the only reason we use it is because for some people, the pain of living with severe acne makes its risks worthwhile. Accutane acts on rapidly growing tissues, which is why it is contraindicated in pregnancy; but it does not appear to be as toxic to ovaries and eggs as it is to an embryo or a fetus. ...Read more
Is it safe to make a baby when on escitalopram (I'm a male). I heard that SSRIs affect sperm quality. Can it cause birth defects?
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