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How does pregnancy affect ibd?

How does pregnancy affect ibd?

May worsen disease: Activity of uc and cd at time of conception greatly predicts disease course. If in remission, most stay in remission (2/3) where as 1/3 will flare. Disease that is active during conception usually does not go into remission during the course of pregnancy and may even get worse. ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Definition)

Inflammatory bowel disease, also known as IBD, is the 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 rectum. Crohn's, on the other hand, is a non-continuous inflammation that affects all layers of the digestive system in the large and small intestine. Both ulcerative colitis and Crohn's cause diarrhea, pain, ...Read more


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How reliable is the Prometheus test for diganosing IBD? Doctor can't do colonoscopy bc of pregnancy, but test came back positive.

How reliable is the Prometheus test for diganosing IBD? Doctor can't do colonoscopy bc of pregnancy, but test came back positive.

Somewhat reliable: You are right when you say that colonoscopy with biopsy is the gold standard & would be preferable. Prometheus testing in the lab takes a combination of "markers" (blood reactants to inflammation in the bowel & genetic markers) & comes up with a probability estimate of inflammatory bowel disease: Crohn's or ulcerative colitis. It isn't 100%; your doc will have to interpret. ...Read more

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I have inflammatory bowel disease. Is pregnancy and delivery safe?

I have inflammatory bowel disease. Is pregnancy and delivery safe?

Pregnancy and IBD: If the ibd is controlled, pregnancy is very safe. But keep in mind that occasional flare ups may occur (although rare). The pregnancy should be carefully monitored by a perinatologist and gastroenterologist since there is a potential obstetric complications. ...Read more

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How reliable is the IBD panel...came back negative But I have every symptom of Chrons disease..haven't been able to eat due to inflammation in ileum?

How reliable is the IBD panel...came back negative But I have every symptom of Chrons disease..haven't been able to eat due to inflammation in ileum?

IBD, ileitis: Did you have a colonoscopy or small bowel follow thru ? Sometimes other conditions autoimmune disease ,sarcoid, Mycobacterium , medicatiions like NSAIDS, ischemia psoriasis, food intolerances can cause ileitis.f/u/w/ GI http://www.questdiagnostics.com/testcenter/testguide.action?dc=TS_IBD_Differention_Panel http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2914216/table/T1/ ...Read more

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How to know if I have ibd or not, extremely scared!?

How to know if I have ibd or not, extremely scared!?

Probably don't: Ibd - is either inflammatory bowel disease - ulcerative colitis or crohn's disease - both serious diseases of the large intestine which present with pain and bloody diarrhea.Both need care from a specialist. Ibd may be irritable bowel disease - which is gas, cramps and difficulty establishing a regular bowel pattern. Also see a doctor. High fiber diet, stool soft softeners help. Peter wilk, md. ...Read more

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If I have ibd, can I have a baby?

Yes: Women who have inflammatory bowel disease, such as ulcerative colitis or chron's disease can have babies. Some may have worsening of their symptoms during pregnancy, some may not. Proper absorption of nutrients and adequate weight gain are important in these individuals. ...Read more

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Can I be overweight and have an IBD?

Overweight IBD: Obesity in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) was previously felt to be a rare occurrence; however, in the last two decades it has become increasingly prevalent. Obesity poses two distinct challenges: (1) increased medical co-morbidity and higher risk of complications;(2) increased anatomical challenges and technical complexity. ...Read more

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Puri nethol for ibd, what are the side effects?

Here are some...: The allowed 400-letter space is surely insufficient to complete the list of its side effects; in reality, it's unlikely a doctor could be possible to remember all of them. For a review to highest possible extent, click http://www.drugs.com/sfx/purinethol-side-effects.html; thereby you may get a sense of what they are. ...Read more

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I have ibd. Is consumption of cheez harmful in any ways?

Sometimes: Dairy products can cause diarrhea, if you have lactose intolerance. Besides that, i don't see any harm in cheese consumption in moderate amounts. ...Read more

Dr. Janice Alexander
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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