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What are the physical impacts of gastrointestinal tract birth defects?
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Dr. Sue Hall
Pediatrics
In brief: That depends...
The physical effects of gastrointestinal birth defects depend on what the condition is.
Gastroschisis and omphalocele are two GI defects requiring surgery. In both cases, the most common problems in follow-up are related to poor motility of the intestinal tract. The baby may have trouble tolerating feedings and may get distended/bloated, may spit up, and may not stool as often as expected.

In brief: That depends...
The physical effects of gastrointestinal birth defects depend on what the condition is.
Gastroschisis and omphalocele are two GI defects requiring surgery. In both cases, the most common problems in follow-up are related to poor motility of the intestinal tract. The baby may have trouble tolerating feedings and may get distended/bloated, may spit up, and may not stool as often as expected.
Dr. Sue Hall
Dr. Sue Hall
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Dr. Kevin Windisch
Pediatrics
In brief: Depends
This is highly variable depending on the nature of the defect.
Did you have a specific defect in mind?

In brief: Depends
This is highly variable depending on the nature of the defect.
Did you have a specific defect in mind?
Dr. Kevin Windisch
Dr. Kevin Windisch
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