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If You Have Lupus Is A C Section Safe
Yes: A great deal of the risk comes from the general condition of the patient, other diseases present (hypertension, diabetes, etc.), and other factors such as smoking. The lupus does play a role but if the disease is well controlled without serious involvement such as brain or kidney inflammation, patients can do quite well throughout pregnancy and delivery (c-section or vaginal). ...Read more
After a dr sewed my c-section into my bladder and w/out knowing leaked urine in my system for 7 yrs could this be a cause for me to get lupus?
No: The issues are unrelated.Get a more detailed answer ›
Control risk factors: The best way to insure an uneventful pregnancy to to be sure your lupus is under excellent control and you do not have any risk factors such as anticardiolipin antibodies present. Be under the care of a rheumatologist and do not stop any meds during pregnancy without the approval of the rheumatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See experts early: Ideally a woman with sle would see her rheumatologist and a maternal-fetal medicine subspecialist before trying to conceive (ttc). Then lab tests could be ordered, records reviewed and risks discussed. Those include preeclampsia and poor fetal growth. She should ask her OB to refer her to the mfm doctor early in the pregnancy and on ongoing basis to help evaluate mom + baby and plan for delivery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Bikram yoga: If any should help with joint pains, fatigue , better mobility , feeling of well being. Lupus nephritis patients and renal failure patients should consult with their doctors prior to undertaking bikram ypga due to fluid loss and dehydrates toon as a result if heat associated with bikram yoga. ...Read more
High risk: Patients with lupus should be followed by an obstetrician who cares for high risk pregnant patients. It is possible to deliver a normal, healthy baby. Make sure you get good prenatal care and testing. Your blood pressure and urine should be checked periodically. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Are your conditions under control? remission? What maintenance medications are you on? Are these safe for pregnancy? How long have you been flare free? What are your titers? Do you have any end organ such as kidney damage?? Best is to discuss first with your rheumatologist, endocrinologist and seek a perinatal specialist opinion. Best Wishes ...Read more
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