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What would cause a baby to be born with an extra thumb?

What would cause a baby to be born with an extra thumb?

Genetics: The most common answer is a genetic "glitch" or anomaly...Look into the family history and I am willing to wager it is not the first time that that occurence has happened; also easily treatable nowadays. ...Read more

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Is lack of calcium in pregnancy can cause the baby has a bone congenital? I don't drink milk while pregnant & my baby born without a thumb+radial bone.

Is lack of calcium in pregnancy can cause the baby has a bone congenital? I don't drink milk while pregnant & my baby born without a thumb+radial bone.

No: Deletion syndromes such as you are describing on your child are coded genetically, not from not having enough of a nutrient. They can also be caused from certain drugs or toxic environmental exposures. Would talk to geneticist or fetal medicine specialist about risk for future children having same problem. But it was not your lack of calcium intake that did this. ...Read more

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What to do if i was born with a thumb that dosnt bend. It has no knuckle. Is there any way this could be fixed?

What to do if i was born with a thumb that dosnt bend. It has no knuckle. Is there any way this could be fixed?

Maybe: There are some amazing surgical advances these days. To get the best answer to your question, talk to a hand specialist (surgeon). ...Read more

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What is my thumb abnormality called? I was born with it. They look like fingers and i can only bend them about 10 degrees.

I : I wonder if it is congenital trigger thumb, which is a tightening up of the tendon. It is a rare condition. In general, this is corrected at an early age by surgery. There are other congenital conditions that may have caused this. If it is restricting your activities, you should see a plastic surgeon or orthopedic surgeon who specializes in hand surgery. ...Read more

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Infant son had kidney infection which was treated.He now has small area on his thumb and and middle finger that looked like it peeled off.What is this?

Infant son had kidney infection which was treated.He now has small area on his thumb and and middle finger that looked like it peeled off.What is this?

Peeling Skin: With a history of recent antibiotic therapy, it is possible this represents an allergic reaction to the antibiotic, especially if it was a penicillin derivative. As long as it doesn't appear to be getting worse or his condition remains the same, it might be a mild, self-limited reaction. As an alternative, children often get eczema in these areas, which responds to cortisone creme. ...Read more

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What can cause babies to be born with teeth?

What can cause babies to be born with teeth?

Genetics: Genetic predisposition causes babies to be born with teeth. ...Read more

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My 2nd and 3rd babies were born with severe milk allergies. Correlates to prenatal milk intake? Could it of caused my 2nds cerebral palsy?

My 2nd and 3rd babies were born with severe milk allergies. Correlates to prenatal milk intake? Could it of caused my 2nds cerebral palsy?

Don't blame yourself: Cerebral palsy is an unfortunate outcome with poorly understood causes. Many causes have been speculated, but milk allergy is not one of them. The vast majority of cases have no definite cause. Milk sensitivity and milk allergy are common problems and may be minor and easy to manage. They are not the fault of your milk intake. You must not feel at fault! ...Read more

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Hello. My 3 months old baby not only suck thumb, but sucking all of hand! What causes this problem and what should I do?

Hello. My 3 months old baby not only suck thumb, but sucking all of hand! What causes this problem and what should I do?

Expect to: Babies lips are lined with millions of pleasure producing sensors that provide the instinct to latch and feed long before the know what hunger is. These pleasure sensors persist, and are an early means of self soothing in babies. As they mature they develop other interests, but this must fade on its own. ...Read more

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I have 2 extra ribs & about 2 months ago they caused pain in my right arm & numb thumb & finger. I don't get much pain but still have numbness! thorts?

I have 2 extra ribs & about 2 months ago they caused pain in my right arm & numb thumb & finger. I don't get much pain but still have numbness! thorts?

Cervical rib: Cervical ribs may cause a neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome (ntos) in which the brachial plexus is compressed, resulting in numbness, abnormal sensations, and weakness of the upper extremities. This condition is extremely rare, though, and i doubt you have it. You may have disputed neurogenic tos. There is no indication for surgery. Physical therapy is the typical management for this condition. ...Read more