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May 07, 2010
"I'm sorry for the extremely late reply. As your doctor may have already discussed with you, diabetes can have many effects on your developing baby. Some issues that might occur include growth problems (either too big or too small), abn..."
May 06, 2010
"In the absence of other abnormalities, multicystic dysplastic kidney (MCDK) is not usually considered to be hereditary. There are some rare genetic syndromes that include MCDK as a feature, but this is less of a concern since the ultras..."
May 04, 2010
"Sorry for the late reply. The data about past marijuana use and early pregnancy is not abundant. In general, the risk for birth defects is low. Continued use of marijuana through pregnancy has been linked with growth problems during p..."
May 04, 2010
"Although cystic hygroma is associated with Turner's Syndrome (having only a single X chromosome), the combination of the 3 problems you describe is not necessarily associated with Turner's. I am not familiar with a known genetic syndrom..."
May 04, 2010
"I'm sorry for the late reply. The surgical and medical management varies a bit from institution to institution. In general, you can expect that a neonatal team (with team members that might include pediatricians, neonatologists, neonat..."
May 04, 2010
"A normal amniocentesis is reassuring, but it does not uncover all genetic syndromes. The amniocentesis allows a "karyotype" test to be performed, which looks at the number and general configuration of the chromosomes (the "packaging" of..."
May 04, 2010
"If you haven't already, you should discuss your concerns with the parents of your grandson, and have them bring them to the pediatrician. A truly swollen tongue (enlarging over time) is concerning for the possibility of an underlying me..."
May 04, 2010
"I'm sorry for the late reply. A follow-up ultrasound at a reputable institution is the best way to determine the risk of skeletal dysplasia (the general class of skeletal problems that includes thanatophoric dwarfism). You may have alr..."
May 04, 2010
"Feeding aversion is a complex problem where an infant does not like to take food through the mouth. There is a higher risk of developing feeding aversion if the infant has been ill for a long time or has not been fed through the mouth f..."
May 04, 2010
"There is not a lot of data about the effects of Adderall on a developing fetus. Your Obstetrician can help you determine whether your baby is growing properly as the pregnancy continues."