Familial mediterranean fever: is getting pregnancy ok?

Yes. Because fmf is a relatively rare condition there are few studies of large numbers to answer this really well. Colchicine is used for symptom control in fmf. Data suggest now real difference in pregnancy outcome in treated vs untreated groups, but treatment helps with symptoms. Genetic testing for offspring is recommended. Increased infertility rates and miscarriages (~25%) with this disease.

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Familial mediterranean fever. Should I be getting pregnancy?

Fever. Familial mediateranean fever may result in infertility, abortion and medications taken for familila mediterranean fever may have side effects on fetus therefore it is important to go the physician and discuss with your physician. Read more...

I have familial mediterranean fever and I am on colchicine I noticed that every time my period ends I get the fmf is that normal? What's threlation?

I read it's common. Fmf attacks are triggered by the complex hormonal system of our bodies, a chaotic system that defies full analysis. From my reading, maybe 15% of women get an attack with each period. Whether you want to up your rx at this time is between you and your physician. Compliance with your prescription is important to prevent deadly amyloidosis as a complication -- but you know that. Stay proactive. Read more...

Can familial mediterranean fever be detected before symptoms get bad?

Yes. Fmf is an inherited genetic condition. If a family member has already been diagnosed with fmf then other family members can undergo genetic testing to see if they have the mutation before symptoms start. Early management may prevent some of the long term complications of the disease. Read more...

Familial mediterranean fever: can the cause be treated?

See an internist. Or a geneticist. There are specialized dna testing techniques which can assist with this. But first, before spending a great deal of money, make sure you have had intermittent episodes of self-remitting fevers, belong to one of the ethnic groups in which this occurs, and have no other source for your symptoms. This is an uncommon condition. See a good internist. Read more...

Any tips to someone with "familial mediterranean fever"?

Off and on attacks. Signs and symptoms of familial mediterranean fever usually begin during childhood. In fact, 90 percent of all people initially diagnosed with fmf are younger than 20 years old. The signs and symptoms, which are collectively referred to as attacks, often occur with little warning. Generally, the attacks last two to three days. Read more...
Compliance. You'll be given medication, probably Colchicine for starters. It is very important to take this as directed even if you feel well. It goes a long way to preventing the dread complication, amyloidosis. Read more...

Who diagnoses the familial mediterranean fever and when?

An internist. Or a geneticist. There are specialized dna testing techniques which can assist with this. But first, before spending a great deal of money, make sure you have had intermittent episodes of self-remitting fevers, belong to one of the ethnic groups in which this occurs, and have no other source for your symptoms. This is an uncommon condition. See a good internist. Read more...

What is the definition or description of: familial mediterranean fever?

Unusual. Htreference your questions are unusual. Are you writing some kind of book or a project ? You have multiple questions on this site dealing with definitions of unrelated diseases. Read more...
MEDITERRANEAN FEVER. Familial mediterranean fever, also called familial paroxysmal or recurrent polyserositis is an inherited condition characterized by transient recurring attacks of abdominal pain, fever, pleurisy (chest pain), arthritis, and rash. The condition is asymptomatic between attacks. Read more...

Which chromosome does the familial mediterranean fever occur on?

Two genes. More than one type of gene defect can cause familial mediterranean fever. Two common defective genes are mefv and saa1, and are located on short arms of chromosome 16 and 11 respectively. See this site for more info. http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/familial-mediterranean-fever. Read more...

Any link between familial mediterranean fever and getting pregnant?

No. Fmf is more a gastrointestinal inflammatory disease, usually hereditary. I have several patients with fmf who have been successfully pregnant as long as the disease is under control. Read more...