Signs of Fetal alcohol syndrome
Symptoms of Fetal alcohol syndrome
The list of medical symptoms mentioned in various sources
for Fetal alcohol syndrome may include:
List of 52
Fetal alcohol syndrome Symptoms
Note that Fetal alcohol syndrome symptoms usually refers to various medical symptoms known to a patient,
but the phrase Fetal alcohol syndrome signs may often refer to those signs
that are only noticable by a doctor.
Signs or Symptoms of Fetal alcohol syndrome:
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: NWHIC (Excerpt)
FAS describes a "pattern of abnormalities observed in children born
to alcoholic mothers." FAS may result in various birth defects: prenatal
and/or postnatal growth retardation (weight and/or length below the 10th
percentile); central nervous system involvement, including neurological
abnormalities, developmental delays, behavioral dysfunction, intellectual
impairment, and skull or brain malformations; and a characteristic face
with short palpebral fissures (eye openings), a thin upper lip, and an
elongated, flattened midface and philtrum (the groove in the middle of the
upper lip). Mental handicaps and hyperactivity are probably the most
debilitating aspects of FAS, and prenatal alcohol exposure is one of the
leading known causes of mental retardation in the Western World. Problems
with learning, attention, memory, and problem solving are common, along
with in coordination, impulsiveness, and speech and hearing impairment.
Deficits in learning skills persist even into adolescence and adulthood.
Prenatal alcohol exposure may also cause a more subtle pattern of physical
and cognitive deficits, making diagnosis more difficult. Deficits in
learning skills persist into adolescence and adulthood. (Source: excerpt from Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: NWHIC)
Alcohol What You Don't Know Can Harm You: NIAAA (Excerpt)
Children born with alcohol-related
birth defects can have lifelong learning and behavior problems. Those born
with FAS have physical abnormalities, mental impairment, and behavior
problems. (Source: excerpt from Alcohol What You Don't Know Can Harm You: NIAAA)
Drinking and Your Pregnancy: NIAAA (Excerpt)
Children with Fetal
Alcohol Syndrome May:
Have problems eating and sleeping.
Have problems seeing and hearing.
Have trouble following directions and learning how to do simple
Have trouble paying attention and learning in school.
Have trouble getting along with others and controlling their
Need medical care all their lives.
Need special teachers and schools. (Source: excerpt from Drinking and Your Pregnancy: NIAAA)
More Symptoms of Fetal alcohol syndrome:
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of the possible signs or symptoms of this condition
and also possibly the signs and symptoms of its related medical conditions,
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What are the signs of Fetal alcohol syndrome?
The phrase "signs of Fetal alcohol syndrome" should, strictly speaking,
refer only to those signs and symptoms of Fetal alcohol syndrome that are not readily apparent to the patient.
The word "symptoms of Fetal alcohol syndrome" is the more general meaning; see symptoms of Fetal alcohol syndrome.
The signs and symptom information on this page
attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Fetal alcohol syndrome.
This medical information about signs and symptoms for Fetal alcohol syndrome has been gathered
from various sources,
may not be fully accurate,
and may not be the full list of Fetal alcohol syndrome signs or Fetal alcohol syndrome symptoms.
Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Fetal alcohol syndrome may vary on an individual basis for each patient.
Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they
are indeed Fetal alcohol syndrome symptoms.