Digestive System Disorders

Expert reports about Digestive System Disorders


INFORMATION FOR WOMEN HAVE CROHN'S DISEASE DURING PREGNANCY OR BREASTFEEDING

 

What is Crohn's disease?

Crohn's disease is an inflammatory bowel disease that is chronic (persistent for many years) and relapsing. It can affect any part of the gastrointestinal tract, from mouth to anus, but usually it affects the terminal ileum (the last part of the small intestine) and colon, and typically leaves the rectum intact. Symptoms, which may come and go, include diarrhea (sometimes with blood), nausea, and vomiting. Often the diarrhea comes at night and there is often melena (black stool, resulting from blood mixing into the feces).

 

Crohn's disease often affects women and often begins at a young age, with an onset typically between ages 15-30, so it can coexist with pregnancy, in which case the pregnancy is considered complicated.


TO READ THE FULL REPORT

Join Pregistry to access the information you need at no cost to you

Join Pregistry