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Congenital Abnormalities

Congenital abnormalities, otherwise called birth defects, are physical, intellectual, or developmental disabilities present at birth. It can result from genetic or chromosomal disorders, infections during pregnancy, exposure to chemicals, smoking, and some conditions affecting the mother (uncontrolled diabetes, obesity), or advanced maternal age.

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I have one vagina hole, with two sections. Is this normal?

Query: Hello doctor, I have my one vagina hole, but it has two different sections inside. Like there is a skin inside, and a penis or finger can either go left or right, and I do not know if this is normal or not.  Read Full »

Dr. Sajeev Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I will feel sorry that you have the congenital disability of your reproductive tract, the vagina, and it is called a septate vagina. Only surgery can cure it. You need to see your gynecologist as soon as possible. If the defect is only in the vagina, you need not hav...  Read Full »

I recently got pregnant. Is taking Minoxidil harmful?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 28 year old female who is overweight. I have been using Minoxidil 5 % topical solution for alopecia areata on the scalp. I just found out my urine pregnancy test is positive. Now I have stopped using it. I might be in the early weeks of pregnancy. Should I be worried about the fetus? ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Truly speaking, there is no much data available on this. So, it is not possible to say convincingly anything. It basically falls in category C meaning, no human studies are available but animal studies have shown some adverse effects. This is for oral consumption and...  Read Full »

What do the reports for my first-trimester screening for trisomies indicate?

Query: Hello doctor, Can you help me understand my first-trimester screening for trisomies? I am attaching the reports for you to review. Kindly suggest.  Read Full »

Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through her history and the reports attached (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). I understand your concerns. The reports are absolutely normal and relative risk to congenital abnormalities are very low. So no need to worry about it, e...  Read Full »

What are the precautions to be taken for bicornuate uterus pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife is 30 years old and pregnant. This is our first child. We got married four years ago. She got pregnant soon after. But, since we were not ready, we opted for a termination of the pregnancy using a medicine. Now, my wife had undergone a pelvic ultrasound. She has been given thre...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Uterus usually develops from two horns, which come together and fuse. Over few weeks, the wall in between the two horns gradually disappear, to form a uterus with a single cavity. In your wife's case, it can be bicornuate (when the two horns do not fuse fully) or a sep...  Read Full »

Why does My fetus have a single umbilical artery in the ultrasound report?

Query: Hi doctor, A single umbilical artery is observed in 22nd week L2 pregnancy ultrasound. All other parameters are fine in relation to the growth of the fetus. I want to know how to deal with this. Can we go for amniocentesis or chromosome study? I also have a low-lying placenta with 5.9 inches distanc...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepti Verma

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your question and understand the concerns. A single umbilical artery can be associated with chromosomal anomalies, structural anomalies, or can be unassociated with any other anomaly. Since the previous child also had anterior abdominal wall defect, ...  Read Full »

Can congenital deafness be transferred to future generation?

Query: Hello doctor,The girl's father is dumb and deaf affected. If I marry that girl (the affected person's daughter), will the child born to us also be affected? And I am not dumb and deaf. Please help me decide whether to marry her or not.  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar Srivastava

Answer: Hi,Welcome to understand your concern. Congenital deafness and mutism has a genetic effect and may pass to future generations but incidences are very less as compared to other congenital and genetic diseases. You may marry with a girl's concern. Deafness and mutism in the next generati...  Read Full »

I am pregnant. Will getting a CT scan harm my baby?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 29 year old female, and I was hospitalized for a week due to UTI. As a part of it, a CT scan was taken, which showed that I am completely cured. Then the next day, a blood test showed two weeks pregnancy. I am worried that the CT scan would have an adverse effect on the baby. Could...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepti Verma

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your question, and I understood your concerns. CT scan has strong radiations, and it is known to have adverse effects on the fetus. You should consult a gynecologist and decide further action. Hope you found the answer helpful. Do get back to more f...  Read Full »

How to treat nystagmus?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 21 years old. I have a problem of nystagmus from birth. Due to this, I have a problem to see far objects. Please give me some suggestions regarding the treatment of nystagmus. I have attached the prescriptions of my doctor.  Read Full »

Dr. Bandivadekar Pooja Mohan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to According to your papers (attachment removed to protect patient identity),your vision is well maintained and you have a small refractive error.Nystagmus can be of various types based on its intensity and frequency. The management is decided by the intensity of nystagmus...  Read Full »

What is the possibility of an abnormal baby if grandkids of sisters marry?

Query: Hi doctor, I want to know if my two sister's grandson and granddaughter get married, will their baby become abnormal? Or will the marriage affect their kid in any other way? Please explain.  Read Full »

Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The likelihood of abnormalities in offspring depends on whether the sisters are married to their cousins or if the parents of the grandchildren are cousins themselves. If there is a close blood relation in either of these scenarios, the chances of abnormalities increa...  Read Full »

Can CPAM type 3 lesions have adverse effects on my baby?

Query: Hello doctor, CPAM type 3 lesions, but ratio is 0.6. Will it cause a serious problem after birth for my baby?  Read Full »

Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your history and understand your concern. As there is no chromosomal abnormalities in your baby, most likely there is no problem in future but continuous monitoring is important in your case.  Read Full »

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