Helped Over 500,000 patients with 98%+ satisfaction.

Connect & Get Personalized 1-to-1 Answers from Expert Doctors

DoctorSpring > Question Home

Worreide about birth defects in baby with ACCUTANE.

Resolved Question:

I'm trying to get a second opinion on accutane and birth defects. Even after taking two forms of birth control I found out I was pregnant. I stopped taking the accutane right away but Im still worried about birth defects. Is there anyway to know for sure whether or not my child will have defects?

Category: OBGYN

Ask Your Own Question

Category: Infertility Specialist
 27 Doctors Online

Thanks for writing to us with your health concern.
There are definite risks of birth defects when Accutane is taken during pregnancy.
Well, most of the defects will be observed on ultrasound scans done in the first and second trimester, but there is absolutely no way to know all of the birth defects.
There are some defects which might not manifest right until the baby is born, or even afterwards.
So there is nobody who is going to tell you for 100 % that your child will be free of defects.
It is a calculated risk that you are taking, if you continue the pregnancy.

All the best.
please feel free to discuss further.

Dr. Aarti Vazirani
Category: Infertility Specialist
Residency: Obstetrics & Gynecolog, BJMC,Civil hospital, Ahmedabad, 2008
Post Graduate: MS (Obstetrics & Gynecology), B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad, 2008
Medical School: MBBS, B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad, 2004
Dr. Aarti Vazirani and 4 other Medical Specialists are ready to help you

Users who read this, also read:

Make informed and better medical decisions.

Join the 500,000 people who found a smarter, quicker way to get Answers, Recommendations & Expert Opinions.

Expert Doctors at fingertips

Recommendation on next step. Second-opinion.Multi-specialty.

Save Time

Average time for answers: 6 hours.

Save Money

$35 for typical specialist consult vs. $120 for a local appointment.

Free Follow-ups

Clarify, ask further questions for free in private conversation.

100% Satisfaction

Money back guarantee for the 1st reply. MEDNET Quality Board.

Start My Consultation



Doctor Spring is a novel online Doctor consultation platform where you can get your medical questions answered by leading Doctors. Just Submit your question and rest assured that you will consult a Doctor easily. Once you submit the question, the Doctor from the concerned specialty will reply within hours. You can always ask more questions or add details with follow-up question options and make it an online doctor chat. You may use this service to consult a specialty or for getting medical second opinion. All paid services come with a MEDNET quality assurance and 100% money back guarantee.

DoctorSpring in news