Pregnancy after Resection?

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   Posted 5/28/2009 8:56 AM (GMT -6)   
I had my first resection last week. I am curious if any of you have had successful pregnancies after resection surgeries. It will be awhile before I would even consider it, but I wanted to know.

Diagnosed with Crohn's for 13 Years
Currently on 75 mg Imuran

Tried prednisone, flagyl, pentasa, and Humira (developed drug-induced lupus and had to stop).

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   Posted 5/28/2009 12:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, hope you will heal well after your surgery !

I myself had my first surgery (appendectomy which revealed I had Crohn´s ) when 32 weeks pregnant with our baby boy. He was born at 40 weeks, classic birth and he just turned 4 last Sunday :-)
When we wanted anothe baby, I had to have a resection due to narrowing-doc was worried I could have a blockage during pregnancy. Had to wait another year after that before we could try for a baby, but luckily I have been in remission and now we have a beautiful, fully breastfed 3-month-old girl.

Good luck to you, take your time recovering and hope you will feel well and have a baby when the time comes !
Diagnosed with Crohn´s in 2005, 3 surgeries, . Pentasa 2x2, Budenoflak 1x2, 30 yrs old mother of two. Boy 05/2005 and girl 03/2009

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   Posted 5/28/2009 2:35 PM (GMT -6)   
I didn't have a resection, but recently had a proctosigmoid colectomy. I now have a stoma. My surgeon said that I could get pregnant. I need to obviously wait. I'm presuming a good 6 months for my body to get back to where it is. That said, you should be fine. Check with your surgeon and also when you do get pregnant, get with a high risk OB. You might even set up a pre-pregnancy appt with your high risk OB to go over the risks and when it is ideal to get pg again.
Kaycie - Age: 26
Crohn's - Dx Nov 05
Failed Colozal. Failed Entocort. Failed Rowasa. Failed Steriods. Failed Steroid Enemas. Failed Remicade, Failed Clinical Trial ABT-874/Aisle 12, Failed Humira(severe reaction).
May 7th - Partial Colectomy - Sigmoid Rectal Ostomy - Partial Rectum left for possible re-connect later. Trying to get used to this new life with a bag.
IVF #1 (In-Vitro Fertilization) - Failed
IVF #2 - IVIg, Heparin, Baby Aspirin - TWIN GIRLS!!!
Reagan Dawn - 8/2/07 - Lived 1 hour 27 minutes due to Cloaca, NOT affiliated with my Crohn's
Addison Maria - 8/2/07 - 21 months old

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   Posted 5/28/2009 8:26 PM (GMT -6)   
I had two children following my first resection (20 inches of small/large removed) .  The first was born 3 years later; the second 3 1/2 years after the first.  No complications- not high risk-perfect pregnancies! 
Best Wishes to you!
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