07-24-2014, 02:39 PM   #1
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Pennsylvania
Colonoscopy Before Pregnancy

I am 27 years old, and was diagnosed with Crohn's in 2010. I am symptom free, on Asacol, and thinking about trying to have a baby. I was wondering if anyone who has already had a baby with Crohn's had a colonoscpoy pre-pregnancy. Is this something that I should do before we try to conceive?
07-28-2014, 02:50 AM   #2
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Hi jaimermel and welcome to the forum! Sorry for the late reply.

It's important for the mother to be as healthy as possible during her pregnancy so if you haven't had any recent tests done (within the past 2 years) then it would be a good idea to contact your GI and let them know that you're looking to start a family. They will help make sure you stay healthy throughout your pregnancy and make sure your Crohn's is treated properly before you try to conceive even if you're currently symptom free (this may include some tests like a colonoscopy to be sure). It would also be a good idea to see a high risk OB rather than a regular one as they will know more about your condition and the medications you take to keep it under control rather than tell you to stop all meds and risk a flare.

Good luck and keep us posted.
Diagnosis: Crohn's in 1991 at age 9
Surgeries: 1 Small Bowel Resection in 1999; Central IV in 1991-92
Meds for CD: 6MP 75mg
Things I take: Tenormin 25mg (PVCs and Tachycardia), Junel (endometriosis), Tylenol 3 (Osteoarthritis), Zantac 150mg 2/day (acid reflux), Klonopin 1mg (Panic Disorder), Imitrex 25mg (migraines), Zofran 8mg (nausea)
Currently in: REMISSION Thought it was a flare but it's just scar tissue from my resection. Dealing with a stricture. Remission from my resection, 19 years and counting.

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