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Spina Bifida is often accompanied by hydrocephalus, or "water on the brain," which can cause learning disabilities. But not all children with Spina Bifida have hydrocephalus and therefore not all of them will have learning disabilities. Early intervention is vital.

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How does Spina Bifida affect people mentally?

Spina Bifida does not always cause learning problems, but when it does, it can cause lower than normal IQ and learning disabilities such as ADHD, because of the hydrocephalus ("water on the brain") that many people with Spina Bifida are born with.

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Can DES cause Spina Bifida?

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What chromosomes are effected by Spina Bifida are?

There has been no particular chromosome that has been shown to cause spina bifida.

Can Spina Bifida impact the brain?

The Spina Bifida itself does not effect the brain, but the hydrocephalus (water on the brain), which often accompanies it, can and does. It can cause learning disabilities and even, in more severe cases, mental retardation.

Which chromosomes are affected with Spina Bifida?

There has been no particular set of chromosomes that have been shown to cause spina bifida.

Does spina bifida cause deafness?

No, Spina Bifida does not affect the ears normally. There may exist other medical conditions in a child who has Spina Bifida, including conditions that affect the ears, but they would be separate conditions unrelated to the Spina Bifida.

Are heart problems and spina bifida related?

No. Spina Bifida does not cause heart problems. It is possible for a person who has Spina Bifida to also have heart problems, but they are just two unrelated conditions in the same person.

Is muscle wasting a symptom of Spina Bifida?

Spina Bifida does cause muscle atrophy, usually in the legs, feet, bowel, and bladder.

Do people with Spina Bifida have good memories?

People with Spina Bifida can be born with hydrocephalus ("water on the brain), which can cause memory problems. But not all people with Spina Bifida have hydrocephalus, and therefore not all of them have memory problems.

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