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No, spina bifida is a birth defect. Therefore, a person has to be born with spina bifida to have it.

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Q: Can someone have spina bifida and not be born with it?
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Is spina bifida a communicable disorder?

No, Spina Bifida is not a communicable disorder. It is a birth defect. That means you have to be born with it. You can't "catch" it from someone else.

How can you prevent yourself from getting Spina Bifida?

You cannot "get" Spina Bifida after you are born. It is a birth defect, which means you are born with it, and that is the only way a person can "get" Spina Bifida.

How many chromosomes does spina bifida?

Spina Bifida is not a chromosomal defect. Individuals born with Spina Bifida have the normal number of chromosomes, 46.

Can someone with Spina Bifida have a normal pregnancy?

Yes a person with spina bifida can have a normal birth. I have spina bifida and had a healthy boy at the age of 24 years.

Was Chris Farlowe born with spina bifida?

Yes, he was born with a mild form Spina Bifida Occulta

How many people with Spina Bifida have had children with out Spina Bifida?

My daughter has Spina Bifida and her daughter has Spina Bifida

Is Spina Bifida inherited or not?

Yes, My daughter was born in 1972 with Spina Bifida and her daughter was born in 1996 with Spina bifida. I also found out that my paternal grandmother had a daughter with a spina defect which I am sure was probably Spina Bifida. However the baby died shortly after birth.

Does spina Bifida affect older kids?

Spina Bifida is a defect you are born with and affects people of all ages.

Did Hank Williams Have Spina Bifida?

Hank Williams, Sr. was born with Spina Bifida Occulta, a "hidden" form of Spina Bifida. His death was contributed to the mixing of alcohol and pain medication, which he took to treat back pain caused by his Spina Bifida.

Can an adult get spina bifida?

No. Spina Bifida is not communicable, meaning you can't "catch" it from anyone. To have it, you must be born with it. It is a birth defect.

What would be the difference between someone who has spina bifida for life and someone who doesnt?

Spina Bifida is a birth defect. The damage to the spinal cord and nerves is permanent for everyone.

Is spina bifida a congenital defect?

Yes. A congenital defect is one the baby is born with, so spina bifida is a congenital defect.

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