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What Are The Chances Of A Woman With Cystic Fibrosis Getting Pregnant
Fair: Men with CF are generally infertile, but this is not true of women with cf. Women with CF may have many pregnancy related complications, as airway clearance becomes more difficult as the pregnancy advances and may lead to a permanent decline in lung function. Talk with your CF center about it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disorder involving lungs & digestive tract, causing recurrent lung infections due to thick inspissated mucus & poor growth in majority of patients due to malabsorption. Treatment involves inhaled respiratory therapies to prevent lung disease & pancreatic enzymes to enable absorption of nutrients. Average life expectancy is near 40 years, ...Read more
Usually good: In women with cystic fibrosis, vaginal mucus is often thicker, making it more difficult for the sperm to travel and for fertilization to take place. It often takes longer for women with cystic fibrosis to become pregnant, although this in no way affects the pregnancy itself or the fetus (85% of couples conceive within the first 12 months after stopping contraception). Ivf is also an option. ...Read more
Unlikely: At age 49, a diagnosis of cystic fibrosis would be very unlikely. That being said, a diagnosis of pulmonary fibrosis, which is different from cf, could be possible, and generally occurs later in life. Pulmonary fibrosis can give the same signs and symptoms as cf. You can experience shortness of breath, cough, fatigue, and weight loss. Smoking is a risk factor. ...Read more
What are the chances of a child getting cystic fibrosis among the different racial groups in the u.S.?
Can you tell me if a baby has a good chance of getting cystic fibrosis will the baby show symptoms right away?
Variable: CF newborn screening programs can detect CF early on, so that treatment can be initiated earlier. If an infant begins to have symptoms consistent with cf, the test should be repeated even if the screening was negative at birth. Symptoms can begin at any time and this depends on a number of factors, including the specific genetic mutation of the CF gene. I hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Poor chance: Although men who have CF can enjoy a normal sex life, they are almost always (in about 98% of cases) infertile due to failure of the vas deferens, the tube which carries sperm from the testis to the penis, to develop properly (Kaplan et al, 1968). The article is attached for your review, but before losing all hope I would get his sperm count checked before considering other methods. ...Read more
I'm currently 7 weeks pregnant& have had 1 prior loss at 5 weeks. I also have cystic fibrosis. Do I have a higher chance of miscarriage from my CF?
Yes and no...: Although there is nothing specific to your CF that puts your pregnancy at higher risk, the fact that you have a chronic serious health condition does. Follow your meds to the letter and consult early if you have not already done so with a maternal-fetal medicine specialist who is best equipped to help you through the pregnancy. Congratulations and good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on ethnicity: CF is a genetic condition inherited from carrier parent. Carrier frequency depends on the ethnic background . 1/25 caucasians have one copy of normal, one copy of a mutated CF gene. Both genes have to be mutated to have cf. Hispanic carrier frequency 1/50, africanam 1/70 , asian 1/90. 1/5000 babies are born with cf, this may be decreasing, since pregnent females are now screened for CF ...Read more
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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