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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. Heidi Fowler
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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


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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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Does ibd affect fertility?

Does ibd affect fertility?

No: Inflammatory bowel disease won't keep you from getting pregnant, but may be affected by pregnancy. In many cases the symptoms get better when you're pregnant, but sometimes it's worse. Eat small meals frequently and avoid too much dairy and grains. ...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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Are there any warning signs an ibd flare up is coming?

Are there any warning signs an ibd flare up is coming?

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 more

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Which tests are most accurate in diagnosing an ibd?

Which tests are most accurate in diagnosing an ibd?

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 more

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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Definition)

Inflammatory bowel disease is a catch all term for a spectrum of chronic inflammatory conditions of the entire GI tract that range from ulcerative colitis to indeterminate colitis to crohn's, s disease.. There is am autoimmune ...Read more