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For moms who get pregnant later in life, is gastroshisis more likely in their children?
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Dr. Janet Meller
Surgery - Pediatric
5 doctors agree
In brief: No
Gastroschisis is not associated with advanced maternal age.

In brief: No
Gastroschisis is not associated with advanced maternal age.
Dr. Janet Meller
Dr. Janet Meller
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Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric
In brief: No
We actually see more gastroschisis in teenage pregnancies.

In brief: No
We actually see more gastroschisis in teenage pregnancies.
Dr. Troy Reyna
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
In brief: Less likely
Studies out of florida (1998-2005 data) showed a relative increased risk for mothers under 20yo and less risk for those over 30.
Average rates were 3.3/10, 000 births with <20yo up over 5/10, 000. The reasons for this effect is unclear.

In brief: Less likely
Studies out of florida (1998-2005 data) showed a relative increased risk for mothers under 20yo and less risk for those over 30.
Average rates were 3.3/10, 000 births with <20yo up over 5/10, 000. The reasons for this effect is unclear.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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