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Doctors for Birth Defects in Pathribagh, Dehradun
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Birth defects are usually caused when the baby is in the womb and can occur due to a series of reasons like lifestyle choices, genetics, excessive use of medicines and chemicals during pregnancy and others. These defects may affect the functioning of various organs and senses, or they can affect the appearance of the baby.
HOW IS BIRTH DEFECTS DIAGNOSED?
Many birth defects can be diagnosed during pregnancy by prenatal ultrasound of the uterus. Women who have higher risk pregnancy due to family history may be tested further by blood tests or by taking a sample of amniotic fluid. A physical examination and hearing test may also be used to diagnose birth defects after the baby is born. A blood test called the newborn screen can help diagnose some birth defects before the symptoms occur.
HOW IS BIRTH DEFECTS TREATED?
The severity as well as the kind of defect will usually influence the type of treatment that will be used by the pediatrician or any other specialist. Surgeries and medication may be required for defects that can affect the overall quality of the baby’s life.
DID YOU KNOW?
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