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My sister was diagnosed with congenital abnormalities. What does this mean?

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Dr. Barry Bergman
Pediatrics
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In brief: Congenital abnormali

Congenital means you were born with the abnormailty.
It was not aquired as an illness it was there all the time (since birth).

In brief: Congenital abnormali

Congenital means you were born with the abnormailty.
It was not aquired as an illness it was there all the time (since birth).
Dr. Barry Bergman
Dr. Barry Bergman
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Present at birth

Congenital means present at birth.
It is a broad term with no real statement of origin. If a kid has six fingers on each hand, it will be evident at birth, its origin a genetic trait. If a child has a cleft palate, many factors are involved. If several fingers or toes are lost, the origin is likely amnionic bands, an injury during pregnancy.

In brief: Present at birth

Congenital means present at birth.
It is a broad term with no real statement of origin. If a kid has six fingers on each hand, it will be evident at birth, its origin a genetic trait. If a child has a cleft palate, many factors are involved. If several fingers or toes are lost, the origin is likely amnionic bands, an injury during pregnancy.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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