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   Posted 3/28/2008 5:27 PM (GMT -6)   
I feel so bad for moaning, as I know most people reading this are suffering right now with their UC. My UC seems to be under control.... but just feel so bad.  Although I am feeling ok, I regularly check into healingwell and read posts, although I havent posted myself for a long time.
I want so much to have a baby, I am 35, have been married for 6 years, and stopped using any contraceptive soon after getting married. I had a major flare that lasted a year from June 2006 to July 2007, needing hospitalisation, iv steroids,  cyclosporin (which didn't work, horrible side affects!) and then azathioprine, which I continue to take.
Before this flare, we had started fertility investigations. I was told then that my UC may well have affected my tubes (pancolitis apparently can scar the fallopian tubes and thus affect fertility) My husband was so supportive during my last bout of UC, dont want to him to have to deal with another 'defect' of mine!  He has 2 children from  a previous relationship, but due to problems with his ex doesnt have much to do with them other than maintenance payments!  I know that he would love to have another child.
Does anyone have any thoughts about the link between UC and infertility? 
pancolitis diagnosed 1986 aged 14
just changed from mesalazine to sulfalazine - back to mesalazine!!

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Date Joined Mar 2008
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   Posted 3/28/2008 6:12 PM (GMT -6)   
I am 32 and kids. I have been dating a wonderful guy for over two years and we are saving up to get married. We both want kids...I am worried that my age plus UC may create problems with fertility. I have a friend who was 36 when she conceived and she has IBS. She got pregnant within 2 mos. of stopping BC pills. Best of luck...!
Diagnosed with Crohns/Colitis in 2004. Currently taking Azulfidine 500 mg/3 x 3 day, Synthroid. Have had joint complications such as pyroderma gangrenosum in ankles as complication of IBD.

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