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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:

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:

Be born small.

Have problems eating and sleeping.

Have problems seeing and hearing.

Have trouble following directions and learning how to do simple things.

Have trouble paying attention and learning in school.

Have trouble getting along with others and controlling their behavior.

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:

More detailed symptom information may be found on the symptoms of Fetal alcohol syndrome article. In addition to the above medical information, to get a full picture of the possible signs or symptoms of this condition and also possibly the signs and symptoms of its related medical conditions, it may be necessary to examine symptoms that may be caused by:

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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.


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