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If I have lupus will i pass it on to my baby?

If I have lupus will i pass it on to my baby?

Pregnancy and lupus: Chances of baby developing lupus are very small. Neonatal lupus is a condition in which mothers ant-ro or anti-la antibodies temporarily pass through the placenta to baby and can cause rash or rarely heart block needing a pacemaker. Chances of a childhood lupus born to a lupus mother is less than 10% in females and 2% in males and chance of autoimmune disease in their life lime is 15-20% range. ...Read more

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Does lupus or rhumatod arthritus cause any problems having children ?

Does lupus or rhumatod arthritus cause any problems having children ?

Not directly: Fertility is not impaired. The only caveat is if the individual with RA or sle has clotting issues known as antiphospholipid antibodies. The presence of these antibodies can increase the risk of miscarriages or stillbirths. Simple blood tests can detect them. ...Read more

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On methotrexate to control lupus. I can never have children unless i stop this med, but nothing else controls awful symptoms. What are my options?

On methotrexate  to control lupus. I can never have children unless i stop this med, but nothing else controls awful symptoms. What are my options?

Azathioprine or plaq: Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) is the safest to be on for pregnancy and in severe lupus we use azathioprine as it not as toxic to a fetus. Talk to your rheumatologist to see what you are a candidate for. ...Read more

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36 wks preg being tested for lupus. I have delivered 2 children zero issues so is it unlikely for me to have lupus? read women w lupus have problems

Not exactly true: Pregnancy issues with lupus generally occur in lupus patients who also have disorders of blood clotting or very active, unstable disease. Most patients with controlled disease do very well during pregnancy. ...Read more

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What is the probability of a parents passing lupus onto their children?

Possibly: When family members have autoimmune diseases, there is always a risk that other family members may develop an autoimmune disease though it may not be same exact disease. Autoimmune diseases can't be predicted based on genetics alone---there other enviromental factors that may affect their development. ...Read more

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How hereditary (percentage who get it) if lupus between parents and children, and also among siblings?

How hereditary (percentage who get it) if lupus between parents and children, and also among siblings?

Fairly rare: The incidence of hereditary aspects of lupus are fairly rare. The overall incidence of hereditary aspects of lupus range from 5 to 12% which again suggests the causes of lupus are multiple which may include a small hereditary componet. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a mother who has lupus pass it on to her child?

Not directly: A pregnant mother can not pass lupus to her unborn baby., and it is not directly inherited like other genetic diseases. ...Read more

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If you were home sick with lupus, arthritis, asthma what are some ways to pass time?

If you were home sick with lupus, arthritis, asthma what are some ways to pass time?

Mental and physical: Mental and physical engagement. Do not "rot." keep your mind and body engaged in some stimulating activity, albeit mild. Watch less tv. Do not eat, for lack of things to do. Read, write, walk, use hand weights, engage in conversation. And, as important, be optimistic! ...Read more