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When Was Spina Bifida First Discovered
I had abortion spina bifida. I had sub chorionic hemorrhage and single umblical artery during pregnancy.Could that be the reason for spina bifida?
Long time ago: There are some egyptian papyri that deal with medical issues. Mostly they have to do with trauma but bone cancer and female organ cancers were mentioned (or at least sounds like they were talking about it). It may have been known for longer but not recognized as such. It was less frequent too. Cancer is more common as we age and people did not live as long in ancient times. ...Read more
I am 22 weeks pregnant and my baby was found to have lower spinal widening. Amniocentesis showed no afp. If closed spina bifida what are complications?
Hello.My daughter was born with spina bifida on 29th july 2012. Her head is slowly swelling. What determines when to have a shunt inserted?
Excessive size: A head circumference chart is a usual part of child care by pediatricians. If there is an indication of excessive head growth, a Cat scan or MRI should be done to determine why it is taking place. If there is indication of hydrocephalus, that is when a shunt should be done. There is a condition called familial macrocephalus which can be diagnosed with imaging, not requiring shunt. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diabetes discovered: Good question! First noted in 1889. Please go to "www.news-medical.net/health/History of Diabetes.aspx" When I was 8 years old my father left for work early and it was left to me to help Mom with her diabetes. In those days diabetes was monitored by putting a dipstick in the urine and see what color came on the dipstick. It meant nothing because the dose of insulin was never changed. Not fun! ...Read more
Helo dr. I had abortion spina bifida.I had folate (folic acid) tablt during pregnancy. Wht could be reason for spina bifida. How i could have saved my baby.
Sorry for your loss: Spina bifida has several risk factors and this developmental disorder of the neural tube is a sign that something just didn't properly develop. Folate (folic acid) deficiency is a risk factor, anti-seizure medications, diabetes with poor control, obesity before pregnancy, and increased body temperature early in pregnancy has been linked as well. Talk with your OB about decreasing your risk in the future. ...Read more
My baby has a dimple on the base of her spine that was there at birth. Can that be occult spina bifida?
Early 1980's: In the early 1980's, doctors started recognizing very unusual cases of a skin cancer called kaopsi's sarcoma and a pneumonia called pcp in young men in ny and sf. Within a remarkably short period of time the HIV virus itself was discovered. We know know HIV has existed for over 100 years in africa, but world wide spread probably started in the 1970's. ...Read more
6 weeks pregnant. Been taking lamotrigine 50 mg since mid february. Could my baby already developed a cleft lip/pallate? At this early in pregnancy?
Unlikely: While many anti-epileptic drugs do have an increased risk of birth defects, Lamictal has not yet been shown to have any issues despite extensive testing. Do also keep in mind that seizures themselves are harmful to the fetus, and continuing your medication is critical. I would highly recommend seeing your neurologist on a regular basis during your pregnancy to make sure that blood levels are ok. ...Read more
1981: There's lots of information about HIV/AIDS out there - and it's always important to know one's status and one's risks. You may want to try the CDC website, or wikipedia has a good overview. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HIV/AIDS#cite_note-18 Talk with a doctor for more specific information. Infectious Disease doctors are specialists with HIV/AIDS diagnosis, prevention and treatment. ...Read more
New grandbaby born july 29has spina bifida has movement in hips knees lot of fluid on brain.Shunt today.L4membrane .Surgery on july 30..Prognos?
Spina bifida: If the child has movement in the knees that is a good sign, the fluid in the brain definitely needs a shunt. If you have a spina bifida clinic in your region best to get the child register for follow up at some point as this is a life long treatment process. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am42wf.Just had a miscarriage at 11wks.US showed baby's age of only 7 wks.Had panorama test,all was normal,it was a boy.Feel devastated.Try IVF?
Unclear question: SCA wasn't "discovered" any more than heart failure, epilepsy and schizophrenia were discovered. They've always been with us. SCA was first systematically DESCRIBED in the 19th century. It wasn't "misdiagnosed" as anything. The CAUSES of SCA have been discovered only recently. There are at least 50 different types of SCA. Are you asking about any one in particular? ...Read more
Had a blood pregnancy test done on 8/18 and it was 53 had on done 8/23 and it was 52, my cervix is still closed. Is everything ok?
Maybe not: In early pregnancy, hormone levels do not always follow a clear cut pattern. However, as a rule, your HCG levels should increase by approximately 66% in 48 hours. Your results could be the result of a non-viable pregnancy such as a blighted ovum. However, I would suggest you continue to have them checked, as again, it is too early to be making concrete conclusions on these 2 results. ...Read more
Daughter had taken spironolactone but stopped when she was 3 weeks pregnant..What are the chances of a birth defect and is there test for this defect?
No Data: This medication is considered a category "c"medication in early pregnancy. There is not enough data available to consider it dangerous or completely safe in early pregnancy. It moves to a category "d" or potentially dangerous if used for pregnancy induced hypertension late in pregnancy. (as are many of the hypertension drugs) since there is no recorded defects, there is no specific test for them. ...Read more
Granddaughter will be born with spina bifida next week per csection.Has approximately one pound fluid on brain, unclear regarding fetal movement. Fe?
Worrisome issue: Timed delivery by c-section with a staff prepared for the babies needs is a good start.Expect transfer to the special care nursery for initial care, with a primary assessment on the degree of sb and any open back defect that will need urgent surgery to limit damage from infection. The neurosurgeons will also assess the hydrocephalus and make plans for care, but this is less urgent than the back. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My anterior fontanelle was prematurely closed after birth b/c i was a premie. Also, i do.Not.Have microcephaly. Do I have craniocynostosis then?
Craniocynostosis: No you don't have craniocynostosis.Get a more detailed answer ›
I had an abortion in 6 months. As the baby was found to be having major cardiac congenital anomalies;our families have no conn. Can this happen again?
Hard to say: If you had results of an autopsy or at least a chromosome evaluation on the fetus we would have a starting point.Recurrence risk of simple chromosome anomalies is low, but you could be carrying a balanced chromosome defect.If so, recurrence risk could be quite high.You need to find a clinical geneticist (university or children's hospital) & have the case reviewed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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