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What are the pregnancy complications in short-bowel syndrome?
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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
In brief: Avitaminosis ADEK.
The lipid-soluble vitamins a, d, e, k and several other micronutrients that are not adequately absorbed in short bowel syndrome can cause pregnancy complications for both mother and fetus.
Consult with an experienced gastroenterologist and a maternal-fetal medicine specialist to prevent/minimize these risks. Supplements by mouth or parenterally may be required to sustain a normal pregnancy.

In brief: Avitaminosis ADEK.
The lipid-soluble vitamins a, d, e, k and several other micronutrients that are not adequately absorbed in short bowel syndrome can cause pregnancy complications for both mother and fetus.
Consult with an experienced gastroenterologist and a maternal-fetal medicine specialist to prevent/minimize these risks. Supplements by mouth or parenterally may be required to sustain a normal pregnancy.
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