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Crohns And Early Pregnancy Signs
I have Crohn's disease in remission for about 2 yrs. & need to know what are the symptoms of early pregnancy in Crohn's patients.?
Same as anyone else: It's great you're in remission. Symptoms of pregnancy are the same as for any woman without crohn's. It's important to talk with your doctor about your crohn's. It's important for the baby to keep your disease under control. Many medicines are safe for pregnancy, but some (methotrexate for example) are not. So let your doctor know if you become pregnant, or if you are thinking of becoming pregnant. ...Read more
Inflammatory bowel disease, also known as IBD, is chronic inflammation of the digestive tract. There are two main types of IBD: ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. Ulcerative colitis causes continuous inflammation and ulcers in the innermost lining of the colon and the rectum. Crohn's, on the other hand, is non-continuous inflammation that affects all layers of the digestive system in the large and small intestines. Both ulcerative colitis and Crohn's cause diarrhea, pain, ...Read more
Is there chances for my babies to get Crohn's as my husband has Crohn's disease? what should i do to help my pregnancy?
Some genetic: predisposition exists in the pathogenesis of Crohn's disease. Many different loci have been identified. Inheritance is not in a typical dominant or recessive pattern. The best thing you can do during pregnancy to protect your children is to maintain a healthy diet, take prenatal vitamins, have good prenatal care and after the birth of your babies, exclusively breast feed. ...Read more
PROBABLY NO EFFECT: Generally speaking, if a crohn's patient is healthy, the chances of pregnancy are about equal to the normal population. Once pregnant, the incidence of spontaneous abortion is also about equal to the normal population providing the patient takes her medicine and stays in remission. Almost all of the medications for crohn's disease are safe during pregnancy. Consult a knowledgeable physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very different : The symptoms of Chrone's disease is usually involve your bowel movements including diarrhea and blood in your bowel movements and are often associated with a lot of pain. Pregnancy can cause nausea, vomiting, and constipation. The nausea usually improves after the first trimester. Any pain is usually cramping but you can have pain from the stretching of the round ligaments. Hope this helps. ...Read more
What are the studies proving that the treatment you are prescribing for Crohn's will improve the condition during pregnancy?
None: There are studies showing improvement with various drugs, but no specific studies have been done in pregnancy. The drugs are gen. Categorized for safety based on animal studies or reports from pts who had to be treated in preg or just didn't know they were preg. Pregnant pts seem to respond the same as non pregnant. ...Read more
I have Crohn's disease and pregnancy. Milk and leafy vegetables are useful in pregnancy, but they cause diarreah due to chrohns disease. Alternative?
Crohns diet: Whole grain cereals, fruits potatoes, cooked carrots are helpful as substitutes for keafy vegetables. ...Read more
Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more
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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