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Does ibd affect fertility?

8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kathryn Mercer
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Kathryn Mercer
Dr. Kathryn Mercer
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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

It can affect fertility if your disease is poorly controlled.
Your weight can affect ovulation. It can also cause scar tissue to form in your pelvis.

In brief: Yes

It can affect fertility if your disease is poorly controlled.
Your weight can affect ovulation. It can also cause scar tissue to form in your pelvis.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Dr. David Ziring
Pediatrics - Gastroenterology

In brief: Rarely

Only in certain cases, such as when a woman requires a colectomy, and resulting scar tissue blocks the fallopian tubes.

In brief: Rarely

Only in certain cases, such as when a woman requires a colectomy, and resulting scar tissue blocks the fallopian tubes.
Dr. David Ziring
Dr. David Ziring
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In brief: Yes

Only if reading the investor's business daily makes you want to make a baby :).

In brief: Yes

Only if reading the investor's business daily makes you want to make a baby :).
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
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