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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. 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 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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Dr. Linda Callaghan
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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