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A 40-year-old member asked:

Could a recovered anorexia patient still have children later on?

3 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Natalie Geary
Pediatrics 31 years experience
YES: Assuming the person is still ovulating and is now healthy.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Anorexic: Sure, if their eating disorder did not affect their reproductive system.
Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Sure: You absolutely can have a healthy pregnancy after dealing with an eating disorder. But go in eyes wide open, as your body is going to change in pregnancy and many of those old thoughts could recur. Make sure you are seeing your therapist or psychologist so any recurrent symptoms can be detected early and dealt with. God bless and good luck!
Last updated Sep 10, 2016
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