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Will I need a C-section if I have Crohn's disease?

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If you have fistulas, abnormal passageways between organs, or other areas around your vagina or rectum that have been affected by Crohn's, your doctor may recommend you have a C-section.

From: Crohn's Disease and Pregnancy WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America: "Pregnancy and IBD."

Khosla, R. Gut, January 1984.

Kwan, L. Expert Review of Clinical Immunology, 2010.

MedlinePlus: "Mesalamine;" "Balsalazide;" and "Olsalazine."

Morales, M. Hepatogastroenterology, November/December 2000.

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse: "Flexible Sigmoidoscopy."

UptoDate: "Patient information: Inflammatory bowel disease and pregnancy (Beyond the Basics)."

Reviewed by Kecia Gaither on November 6, 2018

SOURCES:

Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America: "Pregnancy and IBD."

Khosla, R. Gut, January 1984.

Kwan, L. Expert Review of Clinical Immunology, 2010.

MedlinePlus: "Mesalamine;" "Balsalazide;" and "Olsalazine."

Morales, M. Hepatogastroenterology, November/December 2000.

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse: "Flexible Sigmoidoscopy."

UptoDate: "Patient information: Inflammatory bowel disease and pregnancy (Beyond the Basics)."

Reviewed by Kecia Gaither on November 6, 2018

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