Yup, but... you might want to make sure and wait for another member here to confirm this as I am unsure. Better yet, why don't you contact the Medifast guys because they can give you help better...
There are a few sites for people who are about to undergo or have had.
For IBD. You might get feedback there, but as far as I know, it is possible for a woman to not be able to have children after.
But it is quite rare for this to happen...
I recently had j pouch.
And one of my main concerns was fertility..
What I was told was that.
Reduces the risk of infertility by a huge percentage (it's still too new for an actual statistic but it is scar tissue on the ovaries that is the cause of infertility. With lapro they drastically reduce ANY scar tissue AND my surgeon offered to go in and check on and remove any scar tissue around my ovaries during my 2nd.
2) Even with open.
The general verdict seems to be that it may take longer to conceive and a c-section will be safer. With a j-pouch it is extremely important to preserve the anal muscles or else you become incontinent completely- - so the pushing from a vaginal birth is a risk..
My GI was extremely concerned about my fertility concerns but when I spoke to surgeons (I consulted 2) the consensus seems to be that complete infertility is rare..
I would definitely go for j-pouch. The bag, at least for me was completely miserable and had complications..
My surgeon was Dr. Daniel Geisler at the Cleveland Clinic- he was able to do my.
As well a MichDave's through a single port laproscopy and he was the best surgeon I have ever encountered..
Happy to share more info if you need it..
I have crohn's not UC, but I've had 6 lots of.
And I conceived with no problems at all. In fact I got pregnant the first month with my first "one goal and I was out for the season" as my hubby put it!!.
I think it's only scar tissue that's the issue, so my experiences should be just as relevant to you..
If you DO decide to have.
, may I just say it's nowhere near as bad is you're probably thinking...
Okay, I actually know someone that has had the.
And just had a baby recently, so it is definitely possible..
I just had the.
A month ago and my GI did mention the difficulty I might have with getting pregnant, but I looked at it this way:.
1. Either I won't be able to have a baby because I'm too sick..
2. I won't be able to have a baby because of scarring after the.
When I realized that having a child would not be the best idea if I was having active flares all of the time and being hospitalized all of the time, I was fine with the.
I knew that if I was not at my healthiest, having a child would be impossible..
So, you really need to focus in on being healthy first, you don't want to deal with the complications of being sick and pregnant or being sick with a small child...
I don't have UC, but I know someone at work who does (male, though) and he was ever so much better with a c. bag. It sounds like you're severely sick (the most I can lose not eating now is just 5 pounds a week) so please get it addressed and I.
You feel better soon! Check out informatoin at CCFA but I'm sure you are...