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Is it possible to have a successful pregnancy with ulcerative colitis?

Is it possible to have a successful pregnancy with ulcerative colitis?

Yes: Previous pelvic surgery maydecrease fertility, but in the absence of surgeru there are several medicines which are safe for pregnancy and should be continued.Fetal loss is associated with a flare of the disease during pregnancy. ...Read more

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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


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I have the disease ulcerative colitis and I am wondering if pregnancy is possible with this disease?

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 more

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My wife has ulcerative colitis erosion is threatening disease? Any complications during pregnancy and child health will lead to my wife's health?

My wife has ulcerative colitis erosion is threatening disease? Any complications during pregnancy and child health will lead to my wife's health?

Erosion: These are part of the illness and are not themselves life-threatening. Keep up surveillance and the disease should be manageable and compatible with overall good health and longevity ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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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 ?

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 more

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Is colitis painful?

Is colitis painful?

Usually but depends: Colitis is a general term, and there are many different types. Pain is a common symptom in many of them. ...Read more

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What is focal colitis?

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

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Can you die from colitis?

Possible: Most colitis is treatable provided you don't let it go too far. Two types are particularly dangerous: ischemic colitis and c. Difficile colitis. Ulcerative colitis is particularly challenging but usually not immediately life threatening. ...Read more

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Is colitis common in the us?

Is colitis common in the us?

Depends: There are many types of "colitis'; it is not uncommon for patients with bowel or abdominal problems to be advised that they have some type of 'colitis', although it may not necessarily be a serious 'disease'. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is colitis?

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 more

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Is chron colitis like acute colitis?

Can be: Crohn's as well as other colitis entities can be both acute or chronic. Acute colitis is a general term that includes the above but also can include ulcerative colitis, antibiotic associated colitis, ischemic colitis to name a few. ...Read more

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What's the upshot of getting colitis?

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 more

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What is colitis? No specfics given to me

What is colitis? No specfics given to me

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 more

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What are the signs & symptoms of colitis?

Variable: Can have little or no symptoms. Can have frequent diarrhea with abdominal cramping pains, low grade fever, mucous or bloody mucus from rectum, may get weight loss. ...Read more

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What would happen if you have untreated colitis?

Many things: I assume you are referring to ulcerative colitis. The main concern about active ulcerative colitis is the development of colon cancer. If you have uc, you need to be followed closely by a gastroenterologist with yearly colonoscopy. ...Read more

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How to treat colitis?

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 more

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Colitis (Definition)

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