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Old Jul 14th, 2014, 08:00 AM   1
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Pregnancy setting off/exacerbating a bowel condition?


My mum has coeliac diseases, my brother has crohns and my sister has ulcerative colitis - bowel/stomach etc issues are pretty prevalent in my family. My mum is sure my gran was undiagnosed coeliac before she died.

My family are also sure I have "something" going on. It never affected me to the point of being a problem though - until I got pregnant.

From day 1, I've had frequent diarrhoea but it's only been within the past 3 weeks that it's really ramped up a notch. For example, at the time of writing it's just before 2pm and I've already had to outright run to the bathroom with severe cramps and needing to go *now* 8 times. Last night, I was up over 20 times in 1 hour. Tmi but the colour and consistency indicates the presence of blood and mucous. It's almost snot like (SORRY!).

All of this I know, from my sister, are symptoms of ulcerative colitis. Hers was set off by her pregnancy nearly 3 years ago and actually resulted in her losing her bowel in January

I'll be phoning for a doctors appointment in the morning to get the (hopefully quicker because of family presence) process started.

Anyone else have experience of similar?



 
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Old Jul 20th, 2014, 19:03 PM   2
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Old Jul 20th, 2014, 19:09 PM   3
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I have to wait until after delivery to start the ball rolling with getting a diagnosis

I am now getting growth scans for suspected IUGR though - my midwife explained that, had I been diagnosed with ulcerative colitis pre-pregnancy, that would have automatically qualified me for growth scans to watch for IUGR. So another interesting take!



 
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Old Jul 24th, 2014, 02:56 AM   4
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hugs. Hope you're ok. x



 
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Old Jul 24th, 2014, 06:41 AM   5
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Some people have pregnancy lactose intolerance or poorly tum instead of other ms symptoms.

I suffer from lactose intolerance (before BFP) and IBS and I suffer a lot.
So far I'm too early to know what affect it's having apart from ms being hellish but with a delicate tum I'm hardly surprised.

My mum has diverticulitis and uc and my dis has IBS and colitis so I'm totally with you

Did you know there are some links to babies that had antibiotics at a very early age can go on to cause stomach conditions. I was in intensive car as I was prem and v sick.



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