Long Term Effects of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia

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Dr. Reeja Tharu
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Long Term Effects of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia

There may be no long-term effects at all. However, these babies can grow up suffering from chronic lung problems in early childhood.

This can result in repeated hospital admissions with respiratory infections. These babies can also have feeding problems. The lungs can continue to mature up to 8 years of age. Most survivors will be able to attend school normally and have a good quality of life. Many will be entirely normal older children and adults.

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Sierra_Marie

I had a CHD when I was born, I am now 18 and wondering if I am able to carry and birth a baby with all the scar tissue I have and my left side of my rib sticking out? I'm told by people that I am not able to. Is this true?

stephanienicole

I was born with Morgagni hernia in 1989 and still to this day I have chest pain [i have been going to the hospital for it for as long as I can remember] that no one can explain. With no one being able to help some one started thinking about it. They were wondering if there was any way it could be a charlie horse where the scar tissue is? Since 1989 how much has changed on the surgery and is there anything from it that could be causing the chest pain?

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