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Colitis And Pregnancy
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
I have the disease ulcerative colitis and I am wondering if pregnancy is possible with this disease?
Yes: Many patients with uc become pregnant with little difficulty, and have an uneventful pregnancy and delivery. Patients who have had abdominal or pelvic surgery do have a lower rate of fertility, but fertility specialists can help. Discuss the options of vaginal delivery vs. C-section with your doctors, especially if you have or are a candidate for a pelvic pouch surgery for your uc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My wife has ulcerative colitis erosion is threatening disease? Any complications during pregnancy and child health will lead to my wife's health?
I have taken several pregnancy tests and they all read positive but I'm certain I'm not pregnant. Could my ulcerative colitis cause a false positive?
NO: See Ob for definitive diagnosis with u/s. Planned parenthood can help if funds are limited ...Read more
I´ve heard that taking Asacol (mesalamine) (for Ulcerative colitis) can affect the baby´s growth during pregnancy. Is that correct? And what about breastfeeding?
Below: The effect that Asacol (mesalamine) has on an unborn child has not been studied extensively. Asacol (mesalamine) should only be used during pregnancy if clearly needed. Asacol (mesalamine) does pass into breast milk, and could affect a nursing infant In short---we really do not know. Best not to take unless absolutely necessary. Best not to breast feed while taking. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
8 yrs ago I had a tubal! My Dr. rules out colitis ibs gallbladder appendix and infection in the blood due to test! Could I be pregnant and would a home pregnancy test show up ?
Depends: In order to answer the question I need more information regarding your symptoms. Did you miss your period? How old are you? Etc. It's important you give your doctor a full history in order to diagnose and treat you. If you are pregnant after a tubal you need to be seen by your doctor to rule out a pregnancy in your tubes. This can be life threatening. It is easily treated if caught early. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Happy to touch: feel free to consult and I can teach you. There are so many causes. ...Read more
Tummy Ache: Focal colitis is a general term for inflammation of a particular area of colon. Usually this is caused by food-borne illness or inflammatory bowel disease (like crohn's disease). Very rarely serious pathology like mesenteric ischemia can show a focal colitis but you would be extremely ill. Typically a colitis will resolve on its own, but can occasionally need antibiotics. ...Read more
Colon Inflammation: Colitis is the term which refers to inflammation of the large intestine otherwise known as the colon. Colitis can have many causes such as infection, lack of blood flow (ischemic), inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis, crohn's), etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: If it is just spastic colitis, then it is just that--the irritable bowel. Infectious colitis--antibiotic treatments and you are done. If you have ulcerative colitis..You have to deal with the disease itself and the risk of colon cancer, which increases over time. If you have severe disease, you may be recommended to have colon removed after 8-10 yrs...It is tough.. Good luck... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Colitis: Colitis is a broad term used to describe either infection or inflammation of the large intertestine (colon). I know this isn't specific but the type of colitis you have depends on the cause. If you have questions always call your doctors office during normal business hours to get further understanding of your condition. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Number of meds: There are a number of meds that can be used Dependent on your age, medical condition, site of involvement, extent of involvement, other meds you are taking, and your response to meds. This can be addressed by your GI DR, and you should be followed by one. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers