Colitis Expert Forum
coloitis complications during pregnancy
About This Forum:

This forum is for questions and support regarding Colitis issues such as: Causes, Constipation, Diagnosis, Diarrhea, Drugs and OTC Medications, Fever, Living with Colitis, Loss of Appetite, Preventing Flare-ups, Research, Symptoms, Support, Surgery, Tests, Treatments, Types of Colitis

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
This expert forum is not accepting new questions. Please post your question in one of our medical support communities.
Avatar universal
coloitis complications during pregnancy
My husband and I are thinking about having a second child but are worried about any complications from my colitis.  When i was pregnant 2 1/2 years ago i developed ulcerative colitis during my pregnacy which lead me to be induced for labor and then a c-section.  About 3 1/2 months after my daughter was born I had my gallbladder out, but still continued with severe UC.  long story short, i was in the hospital about 3 times with severe UC and pancreatitis, and later down the road was diagnosed with Chron's disease (which was just borderline chron's due to the labs). after they fiqured out what medication was going to work and i had about 4 months of high doses of steroids the problems went away.  I am symptom free now for about 1 1/2 years and would like some insight to possible other comlications during a second pregnancy.  is pregnancy something that will automatically cause a flair up of the UC, Chron's or pancreatitis?  Just trying to get some facts since i am getting the run around from my GI and OBGYN docors.  Thanks for any help!!!!!
Discussion is closed
Cancel
2 Answers
2 Answers
Page 1 of 1
Avatar universal
Hi rachelsmommy,
The activity of the disease at the beginning of pregnancy decides its course during pregnancy.If the disease is active at the beginning, it will worsen. If it is under control at the beginning of pregnancy, it will remain inactive.

IBD rarely can cause abortion or premature delivery.

Regarding the medications, 5ASA like mesacol can be continued if you are on these medications.Other medications should be stopped. Folate supplements should be taken to prevent the effects of 5ASA on the fetus.

Most of the times the pregnancy would be uneventful. But you need regular check up during pregnancy.
================================================================
The information provided is for patients’ education only and is not a medical advice. Always consult your personal physician for complete evaluation of your health problem.

- Ratnakar Kini M.D

Discussion is closed
Cancel
Avatar universal
A related discussion, pregnancy complication GERD code was started.
Discussion is closed
Cancel
A
A
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
RSS Expert Activity
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543 tn?1443740527
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank