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Can gastroschisis prevent your son from lifting weights when he gets older?

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Dr. Janet Meller
Surgery - Pediatric
5 doctors agree

In brief: No

Patients should have a normal life after repair of gastroschisis.

In brief: No

Patients should have a normal life after repair of gastroschisis.
Dr. Janet Meller
Dr. Janet Meller
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Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Assuming your son has had a complete repair of his abdominal wall defect, life should be normal including his ability to participate in sports and lift weights, etc.

In brief: No

Assuming your son has had a complete repair of his abdominal wall defect, life should be normal including his ability to participate in sports and lift weights, etc.
Dr. Troy Reyna
Dr. Troy Reyna
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Possibly

The defect in gastroschesis varies in its complexity so outcome depends on multiple variables.
If dx'd prenatally & delivered c/s in an advanced center, complications may be minimized & outcome improved.The defect arises between midline abdominal muscles & does't usually hurt them, over time the kid may grow up with an interesting scar & few limitations.Repeted surgeries & scaring may cause limits.

In brief: Possibly

The defect in gastroschesis varies in its complexity so outcome depends on multiple variables.
If dx'd prenatally & delivered c/s in an advanced center, complications may be minimized & outcome improved.The defect arises between midline abdominal muscles & does't usually hurt them, over time the kid may grow up with an interesting scar & few limitations.Repeted surgeries & scaring may cause limits.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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