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Is It Ok To Get Pregnant If I Have Longstanding Colitis
Yes: You should be fine, the meds you are taking should be discussed with your ob/gyn. ...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
Generally yes: Mercaptopurine or 6-mp (and related azathiprine, aza) are sometimes used in the treatment of ibd - they have been assigned to pregnancy category d by the fda, since early reports of receiving 6-mp in the first trimester appeared to have an increased incidence of abortions. However recent studies concluded that aza and 6-mp are safe and well tolerated during pregnancy. See your OB md for advice. ...Read more
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
Everytime i eat my stomach swells up like i'm 9 months pregnant . I've gained a lot of weight and have had colitis last year can you tell me what this?
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
I´ve heard that taking Asacol (mesalamine) (for Ulcerative colitis) can affect the baby´s growth during pregnancy. Is that correct? And what about breastfeeding?
Below: The effect that Asacol (mesalamine) has on an unborn child has not been studied extensively. Asacol (mesalamine) should only be used during pregnancy if clearly needed. Asacol (mesalamine) 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
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