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There are 3 forms of spina bifida. Spina Bifida Occulta, Meningocele, and Myelomeningocele. The worst form Myelomengingocele is the most common and the effects can include learning disabilities and sometimes developmental disabilities (mental retardation). It affects 1 in 1000 babies born. 90% of them are born with the most serious form (Myelomengingocele). Spina bifida usually results in some paralysis/loss of control of the legs, bowel, and bladder, and is often accompanied by hydrocephalus (water on the brain).

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Q: What effects does Spina Bifida have on people?
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How many people with Spina Bifida have had children with out Spina Bifida?

My daughter has Spina Bifida and her daughter has Spina Bifida

What effects does vitamin A have on Spina Bifida?

Vitamin A is not known to affect Spina Bifida. There is a correlation between folic acid deficiency in the mother and Spina Bifida in the baby, though.

What percent of people have Spina Bifida?

In the general population worldwide, about 0.1 - 0.2% of people have spina bifida.

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.

Can people die from spina bifida?

Yes. Premature death occurs quite often from spina bifida complications.

Does spina Bifida affect older kids?

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

Why do spina bifidas get upset stomachs when hving their period?

In the first place, people who have Spina Bifida are not called "Spina Bifidas," they are people who HAVE Spina Bifida. Second, I am a female who has Spina Bifida and I do not get an upset stomach when on my period. Perhaps what you are really thinking of are simply menstrual cramps, which is something most women have during their menstruation, not particularly women with 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 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 is the classification of Spina Bifida?

Spina Bifida is a neural tube defect.

How did Spina Bifida get its name?

Spina Bifida is Latin for "split spine".

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