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Taking vitamin B (folic acid) before getting pregnant will lower the risk of Spina Bifida. Ultra sound, Alpha Fetoprotein (AFP) and amniocentesis are the tests used in early pregnancy to rule out such abnormalities.

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Q: What are the tests needed to determine spina bifida prenatally?
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How do you diagnose spina bifida?

In most cases, spina bifida is diagnosed prenatally, or before birth. However, some mild cases may go unnoticed until after birth (postnatal). Very mild forms (spinal bifida occulta), in which there are no symptoms, may never be detected. Severe forms of Spina Bifida are diagnosed prenatally using maternal serum alpha fetoprotein (MSAFP) screening and fetal ultrasound. Mild cases of spina bifida (occulta, closed) that aren't diagnosed prenatally can be diagnosed with an X-ray.

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

My daughter has Spina Bifida and her daughter has Spina Bifida

Can someone have spina bifida and not be born with it?

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

What is the most common form of spina bifida?

Spina Bifida Occulta

What is the classification of Spina Bifida?

Spina Bifida is a neural tube defect.

What does Spina Bifida stand for?

Spina Bifida is Latin for "split spine".

How did Spina Bifida get its name?

Spina Bifida is Latin for "split spine".

What is the most common name for spina bifida?

The most common name for Spina Bifida IS Spina Bifida. It is also known as myelomeningocele.

Is Nuera another name for Spina Bifida?

No, "Nuera" is not another name for Spina Bifida. Myelomeningocele is another name for Spina Bifida.

What are the forms of spina bifida?

Various forms of spina bifida are known as meningomyelocele, myelomeningocele, spina bifida aperta, open spina bifida, myelodysplasia, spinal dysraphism, spinal rachischisis, myelocele, and meningocele.

Why did they name Spina Bifida?

Spina is Latin for "spine" and Bifida is Latin for "split" or "open" and that is exactly what Spina Bifida is, an opening or split in the spine.

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.

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