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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Multiple signs: Warning signs are increase abdominal pain, diarrhea , urgency, rectal bleeding and increase mucous in stool, weight loss, fever, increase fatigue.Rectal pain, pelvic pain .Laboratory exam could show anemia which is low red blood cells count, high white blood cells count, elevated sed rate and CRP which are signs of inflammation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Biopsy: IBD is diagnosed by a combination of the clinical symptoms, duration, the appearance of the mucosa and areas of involvement on a colonoscopic exam, and taking biopsies. The tissue biopsies can give a very good idea of whether a case might be IBD, but since other processes can look similar, your Doctor uses all of the above to make the dx. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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