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What should I know if I am pregnant and I have ibd?

What should I know if I am pregnant and I have ibd?

Continue your diet: Ibd, or "inflammatory bowel disease, " may have no effect on your pregnancy, may actually improve during your pregnancy, or, rarely, worsen during pregnancy. Check with your OB regarding the prescription medications you may be taking, but continue the fundamentals -- water, fiber, exercise, etc. ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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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


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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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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 ibd and I am pragnent. Diarreah is main problem. It is controlled after heavy dose of tablets. Is this heavy dose harmful to foetus in anyways?

I have ibd and I am pragnent. Diarreah is main problem. It is controlled after heavy dose of tablets. Is this heavy dose harmful to foetus in anyways?

Check with your MD: One prefers not to take drugs especially in the first trimester. But in your case u probably need them. Check with the md who prescribed the drugs and ask if any could be dangerous, you cane also log in and see whether any of the drugs is contraindicated in pregnancy! ...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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Is ibd hereditary?

Yes: If you have a close family relative with inflammatory bowel disease, then you have a 10-20% chance of having it too. ...Read more

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I have ibd. What is diet?

I have ibd. What is diet?

Normal diet: Inflammatory bowel disease is an autoimmune disorder. While we do not know the cause it can present in many different ways. One way is to attack the gut, which is a large source of immune responses. A sensible normal diet is important for anyone. Take your medications regularly, avoid stress, and exercise. ...Read more

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What medication is commonly prescribed for IBD?

Diet and avoid stres: Bentyl (dicyclomine) may help the pain, but avoiding dairy and stress will help prevent attacks. EAt a diet high in fiber. ...Read more

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Are ibd autoimmune?

Are ibd autoimmune?

Yes: Inflammatory bowel disease is an autoimmune disease where our own immune systems attacts certain components of your intestinal track. This is way most medicines used to treat this do suppress certain components of the immune system. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What symptoms are experienced by ibd patients?

Wide variety: Ibd is a spectrum of diseases that includes crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis and indeterminate colitis. These disease may vary in their distribution and associated symptoms. Because it represents inflammation of the GI tract - and pain, diarrhea, bleeding and wt loss is common. It can also have extra intestinal manifestations - skin, eyes, joints, liver. ...Read more

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What is a good treatment for ibd?

What is a good treatment for ibd?

Depends on type: Ulcerative colitis is a chronic disease of the colon while Crohn's disease can affect both the large and small intestine. The lining becomes inflamed as the result of an abnormal response by the body's immune system producing ulcers and other complications. Treatment often includes aminosalicylates, steroids, azathioprine, and other immunosuppressants, escalating to biologic agents targeting TNF ...Read more

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Compare types of colitis, ibd or crohn?

Compare types of colitis, ibd or crohn?

IBD (Crohn's vs UC): Ibd (inflammatory bowel disease) includes a spectrum of disorders that result in gut inflammation with systemic manifestations. Gut involvement in ulcerative colitis is limited to the lining of the colon whereas in crohn's disease there is transmural (full-thickness) inflammation that can involve any portion of the gut (from mouth to anus). See my other healthtap answers on the subject too. ...Read more

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Is it possible for accutane to cause IBD?

Is it possible for accutane to cause IBD?

Very unlikely: There have been very large database studies that have not suggested an association between accutane and IBD. Only a few small studies suggested a possible relationship with ulcerative colitis but not Crohn's disease. The overwhelming evidence does not support a relationship. ...Read more

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What treatment options are available for IBD?

What treatment options are available for IBD?

R/O IBS: IBS is a diagnosis of exclusion. IUC/CROHNS DZ/IBD is inflammation usually DX by BX IBS SX can be managed .You need a full exam and blood work. Especially screen for H pylori . Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/ &colonoscopy./EGD While you are getting these items checked out you should stick to a gluten free diet . Ie gutbliss.com and Wholeapproach.TX: PROBIOTICS/LEVSIN/BENTYL ...Read more

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What treatment is available for chronic IBD?

What treatment is available for chronic IBD?

Rx for IBD: Your overall well being is important to the treatment of IBD. A combination of a well-balanced diet, stress management, adequate sleep, adequate exercise, and a positive attitude are vital for the effective therapy of IBD. Your physician may also want to consider drug therapy for this condition. ...Read more

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What are symptoms if ibd in a child with arthritis?

What are symptoms if ibd in a child with arthritis?

Many: Symptoms of ibd in a child can be very subtle. Linear growth delay, poor weight gain, iron deficiency anemia, decreased bone density...To name a few. Of course there is abdominal pain, blood in the stools, and diarrhea but these are more overt signs. ...Read more

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Ibd-crohn's and uc-how early are symptoms diagnosed?

Several steps.: Disease is diagnosed by compatible history ( abdominal pain, diarrhea, mucous, blood in stools, presence of extraintestinal sx) followed by exam to exclude other potential causes then endoscopy to evaluate the lining of the gut and obtain biopsy. ...Read more

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Can you have chrons disease or any ibd without having diahrea?

Yes: It is one of the most common symptoms , but not an absolute. Abdominal pain is probably more common. If you are raising this question you should go see you md and have a discussion. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Heller
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Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Definition)

Ongoing inflammation of all or part ...Read more