I have Crohn's disease in remission for about 2 yrs. & need to know what are the symptoms of early pregnancy in Crohn's patients.?
Same as anyone else. It's great you're in remission. Symptoms of pregnancy are the same as for any woman without crohn's. It's important to talk with your doctor about your crohn's. It's important for the baby to keep your disease under control. Many medicines are safe for pregnancy, but some (methotrexate for example) are not. So let your doctor know if you become pregnant, or if you are thinking of becoming pregnant.
If a patient has Crohn's disease would the disease have to be in remission before an ileostomy reversal?
IT WOULD HELP. ANY SURGEON WOULD PREFER TO HAVE NO ULCERATIONS OR INFLAMMATION PRESENT.
No. Remicade (infliximab) as well as other similar medications, called biologics, are used to attain and maintain remission in crohns. The use of remicade/biologics is selective as they are not appropriate for all crohn's patients.
I have Crohn's disease and pregnancy. Milk and leafy vegetables are useful in pregnancy, but they cause diarreah due to chrohns disease. Alternative?
Crohns diet. Whole grain cereals, fruits potatoes, cooked carrots are helpful as substitutes for keafy vegetables.
It could. ... This is why it is important to have surveillance colonoscopies done on the recommended schedule. Even if you are having no symptoms and feeling fine, it is necessary to document that "grossly and histologically" healing has taken place. This means to check how the bowel looks through the scope and to take biopsies to review under the microscope. If not healed completely, complications can occur.
Several. The most important that should be excluded are the presence of antiphospholipid antibodies. Arthritis is the most common co-morbid problem, as is mild hepatitis.
Is there chances for my babies to get Crohn's as my husband has Crohn's disease? What should I do to help my pregnancy?
Some genetic. Predisposition exists in the pathogenesis of Crohn's disease. Many different loci have been identified. Inheritance is not in a typical dominant or recessive pattern. The best thing you can do during pregnancy to protect your children is to maintain a healthy diet, take prenatal vitamins, have good prenatal care and after the birth of your babies, exclusively breast feed.
No. If bowel all inflamed then it is hard for the bowels to be sewn/stapled together because they won't heal. Medications you take to halt the inflammation also prevent healing.