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Low birth weight: When the weight of a new born baby is below average. See detailed information below for a list of 199 causes of Low birth weight, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.
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Metabolic syndrome often undiagnosed: Metabolic syndrome, also known as Syndrome X, is an often overlooked medical condition that causes a cluster of chronic symptoms. There are often four symptoms...read more »
Mild worm infections undiagnosed in children: Human worm infestations, esp. threadworm, can be overlooked in some cases, because it may cause only mild or even absent symptoms. Although the most common symptoms are anal itch...read more »
Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be over...read more »
Rare type of breast cancer without a lump: There is a less common form of breast cancer called inflammatory breast cancer. Its symptoms can be an inflammation of the breast tissue, such as with a breast rash...read more »
Blood pressure cuffs misdiagnose hypertension in children: One known misdiagnosis issue with hyperension, arises in relation to the simple equipment used to test blood pressure. The "cuff" around the arm to measure blood pressure can simply be too small to accurately...read more »
Over-diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension in obese patients: A diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension, particularly pulmonary arterial hypertension, is often a misdiagnosis in obese patients. Exertional dyspnea leads to a diagnostic reading of high right...read more »
Children with migraine often misdiagnosed: A migraine often fails to be correctly diagnosed in pediatric patients. These patients are not the typical migraine sufferers, but...read more »
Obesity-related conditions undiagnosed in children: A variety of conditions are associated with obesity (see obesity), but these tend to be undiagnosed more often in child patients than in adults. Some of the overlooked conditions may...read more »
Undiagnosed celiac disease in pregnancy harms fetus: The failure to diagnose the common but less known digestive disease celiac disease (see symptoms of celiac disease) is linked to adverse fetal outcomes. See misdiagnosis of celiac...read more »
Misdiagnosed weight-related causes of infertility: A woman's weight status can affect her level of fertility. Although obesity or overweight can in themselves reduce fertility, there are other weight-related or associated medical conditions that...read more »
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An infant weighing 5-1/2 pounds or less at birth.
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Medical Conditions associated with Low birth weight:
Pregnancy symptoms (699 causes), Birth symptoms (874 causes), Small baby (267 causes), Weight symptoms (2043 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes), Developmental problems (4007 causes), Infant symptoms (2900 causes), Women's health symptoms (1177 causes), Growth symptoms (2485 causes), Child health symptoms (230 causes), Female reproductive symptoms (928 causes)
Symptoms related to Low birth weight:
Prematurity, Developmental delay, Birth symptoms (874 causes), Chromosomal aberrations, Placental dysfunction, Rubella, Congenital varicella, Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, Alcohol abuse by mother, Narcotic abuse by mother, Chronic maternal illness, Cigarette smoking, Maternal hypertension, Maternal hypoxemia
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