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If my mother drank alcohol excessively while she was pregnant

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If my mother drank alcohol excessively while she was pregnant with me could that cause brain atrophy? And if so, would this be something that will get worse as I age? Also, should I tell my neurologist this information on my follow-up visit? Thank you for your assistance.
Hello and welcome.

The brain atrophy can be related to the excessive alcohol consumption by your mother during pregnancy with you. You should convey this information to your neurologist on the follow up visit. This may not necessarily worsen with the age and aging may cause only changes in brain, seen in other people too.

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