I Have a Birth Defect

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 38 People

    I have a deformed right hand,

    a bad heart, and cp because I was born 3 months early and was exposed to xrays early on. At least I have my brains.
    dacraww dacraww
    26-30, M
    Mar 16, 2014

    We All Are Something Different

    i love reading peoples storys on birth defects because we all are so different. and dont be shy because of it! Everyone is beautiful on the inside and out. i was born with Hemifacial Microsomia, which is a birth defect that makes your face asymmetrical. So my whole life ive been...
    Hemifacialmicrosomia Hemifacialmicrosomia
    16-17
    Jan 21, 2012

    I was born with the birth defect spina vida

    and use a wheelchair to get around
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25
    31-35, M
    Dec 21, 2015

    It Really Hurts Bad

    Well for the past few weeks the head pain has been out of control. I went to the Dr and she is going to run a follow up CT scan as if is far quicker than having to wait for an MRI. She provide a prescription to help regain control because 12-18 Advil or even the Aleve will no...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Dec 8, 2011

    the best they've explained it

    and from the x-rays it shows that L4 and L5 are too big for the rest of my spine. doc calls it an anomaly. what it means to me is pain and a lot of it. my back would go out on me since I was 12. I walk with a cane when I don't need a chair. not sure if it caused it but I have...
    erayn erayn
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jan 29

    Growing Up With Brain Damage

    I was born with brain damage because of a genetic disease. It was hell on earth to grow up not only looking different than all the other kids but also with brain damage. In my school years my brain was developing so slow that you would consider me "mentally retarded." I could...
    rahayel rahayel
    26-30, F
    2 Responses May 19, 2013

    I was born with a birth defect.

    Neither rare nor common (somewhere between 1 in 125 or 500 men have it), it's called a hypospadias, where the opening on the p3nis is - rather being on the tip - it is underneath the head. Mine is a first degree hypospadias and it just makes urination sometimes messy...
    PeterBe PeterBe
    61-65, M
    2 Responses Dec 11, 2014

    3 Minor Things

    I was born with scoliosis, a heart murmur, and a cataract in my right eye. Cataracts usually only appear in older people, like over 60. I was born with one, though. Scoliosis is a curve of the spine. Mine is in my lower back. A heart murmur is just a narrow artery in the heart...
    chococat159 chococat159
    18-21
    Oct 14, 2011

    Chiari

    It was discovered a few yrs back. I ended up having tremors for a couple of weeks straight and I got so exhausted of it I went to me my Dr.. Well I wasn't in her office very long when she sent me straight to the hospital. I can see why, at the hospital in turned into what I call...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Nov 27, 2011

    I'm Not Sure...

    I don't know if this is a birth defect but I am disabled
    33Anonymous 33Anonymous
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Jun 1, 2012
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