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I have lupus, can I get a C-section without many complications?
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Dr. Pierre Moeser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: Yes
A great deal of the risk comes from the general condition of the patient, other diseases present (hypertension, diabetes, etc.
), and other factors such as smoking. The lupus does play a role but if the disease is well controlled without serious involvement such as brain or kidney inflammation, patients can do quite well throughout pregnancy and delivery (c-section or vaginal).

In brief: Yes
A great deal of the risk comes from the general condition of the patient, other diseases present (hypertension, diabetes, etc.
), and other factors such as smoking. The lupus does play a role but if the disease is well controlled without serious involvement such as brain or kidney inflammation, patients can do quite well throughout pregnancy and delivery (c-section or vaginal).
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