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Colitis And Pregnancy
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
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
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 (for Ulcerative colitis) can affect the baby´s growth during pregnancy. Is that correct? And what about breastfeeding?
Below: The effect that Asacol has on an unborn child has not been studied extensively. Asacol should only be used during pregnancy if clearly needed. Asacol 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
Planning ahead: First, if you are pregnant now, congratulations. You already beat the odds. Second, if your obgyn or fertility doctor did not send you to your GI or to an mfm doctor before getting pregnant, we typically would want referrals asap . That way all of the doctors can discuss your history, medications, and treatment during pregnancy, delivery, postpartum period. Collaboration before/during/after works! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is acutane safe to use if you have colitis? I will be monitored by gi, my dermatologist assures me he's done this before and no one has gotten sick even if they already have a pre-existing condition.
Likely: While Accutane may cause colitis and generalized inflammation of the GI tract, it does not necessarily cause an exacerbation of an underlying colitis condition; so, given that you are under the supervision of two competent physicians, this is a safe situation;. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
20s/f: colitis, MCTD, idiopathic pancreatitis, orth hypotension. Gyno said should/can never get preg bc w/my health, it would be a disaster. True?
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