Plastic surgery question

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snickers0506
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   Posted 5/2/2008 8:50 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi, I'm new here but I'm considering implants and have UC, which I know is an autoimmune disorder.  I'm just wondering if anyone else on here has them and if they have not had any problems.  I'm just worried because I have an autoimmune disorder if I will react badly to having forgein objects put in my body.  Any input?  Thanks.  BTW I am in remission and not on any meds for UC.
40 yrs young
dx UC Dec 03 then re-dx to Crohns colitis April 04 then re-dx again to UC Dec 07-currently taking no meds and in remission


pupluv
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   Posted 5/2/2008 9:58 AM (GMT -6)   

I have been wondering the same thing for years. I have asked my GI and he's not really sure. On top of having an autoimmune disease, i take imuran. So, not sure how I would handle elective surgery. I have had many miscarriages(never could have children) and was told it could be because my body was rejecting the fetus because it was a foreign to my body. The symptoms before my miscarriages definitely seemed like rejection. So, how would our bodies handle implants? I would really like to know as well. Hope you get some answers.

Donna


Donna
Diagnosed with indeterminate colitis in 1992
current meds
4 asacol 3x's a day
Azathioprine
Rowasa enemas as needed
VSL3
Bunches of vitamins


daniella510
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   Posted 5/2/2008 10:05 AM (GMT -6)   

My cousin has chron's and implants.  Over the years she seems to keep developing more and more autoimmune issues, like her body won't stop attacking different parts of her.  I don't think that doctors ever actually finally pointed to the implants being the problem, but I know it has been a consideration b/c of the same "foreign object" you mentioned. 

Sorry - probably not the answer you were hoping for, she is only one case though, and also the only person I know well that has implants!


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Danielle
25/F
Dx: UC in 1997 at 14 with pan colitis, but it hasn't been that far up since.
Meds: Asacol (400mg x12 daily)
         6mp (50mg from Aug06 to Dec07)
         Prednisone (20mg currently tapering)
         Multivitamin
         Fish Oil
         Culturelle probiotic


malka
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   Posted 5/2/2008 8:06 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't know about implants, but I would never opt for any surgery that wasn't necessary. I've done a lot of work as a lawyer in medical malpractice and you wouldn't believe the number of things that can go wrong. (Many of these aren't malpractice, but the results are bad anyway.)

M
Diagnosed UC 1975. 
Azulfidine Entabs 500 mg. 4 twice a day
Azathioprine 100 mg per day
Colocort - as needed
Folic acid, vitamins C and D, multivitamin, metamucil, fish oil, turmeric 
 
Hospitalized 1997 - intravenous cyclosporine.

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