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Is it a birth defect to have small chin?
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Dr. Cristina Carballo
Pediatrics - Neonatology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Depends
A significant small chin that impedes breathing and normal suck/swallow mechanism is called micrognathia and is part of an array of birth disorders.

In brief: Depends
A significant small chin that impedes breathing and normal suck/swallow mechanism is called micrognathia and is part of an array of birth disorders.
Dr. Cristina Carballo
Dr. Cristina Carballo
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Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Small chin
A small chin isn't a birth defect, unless its part of a syndrome.
A small chin is a variant of normal.

In brief: Small chin
A small chin isn't a birth defect, unless its part of a syndrome.
A small chin is a variant of normal.
Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
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Dr. Kelley Clark
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Maybe
If a small chin is related to an abnormally small jaw bone structure, it can be a birth defect.
Sometimes, if the jaw is very small, it can affect a baby's ability to breathe normally.

In brief: Maybe
If a small chin is related to an abnormally small jaw bone structure, it can be a birth defect.
Sometimes, if the jaw is very small, it can affect a baby's ability to breathe normally.
Dr. Kelley Clark
Dr. Kelley Clark
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