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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.?

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

Dr. Abby Caplin
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Crohn's Disease (Definition)

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


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I was looking for comorbidity associated with Crohn's disease in pregnancy. Can you help me?

I was looking for comorbidity associated with Crohn's disease in pregnancy. Can you help me?

Several.: The most important that should be excluded are the presence of antiphospholipid antibodies. Arthritis is the most common co-morbid problem, as is mild hepatitis. ...Read more

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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?

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

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How does my Crohn's affect my odds of pregnancy?

How does my Crohn's affect my odds of pregnancy?

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 more

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How can I tell the difference between crohns symptoms and pregnancy symptoms?

How can I tell the difference between crohns symptoms and pregnancy symptoms?

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

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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

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Could somebody be an early sign of pregnancy?

Could somebody be an early sign of pregnancy?

Clarification please: Please re-ask and complete the sentence. Thank you. ...Read more

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Faint spells early sign of pregnancy?

Faint spells early sign of pregnancy?

Fainting can occur: In early pregnancy but is not diagnostic. Please take a home pregnancy test if you have missed your period. ...Read more

Dr. Chevies Newman
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Premature (Definition)

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


Dr. Bernard Seif
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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