Rainbolt wrote:I'm wondering for those females of childbearing ability who have had the treatment, were you told if pregnancy was at all advisable? My husband and I have been getting a little excited about possibly of being able to enlarge our little family if I get this treatment and am back in shape for carrying/having a child. I'm just wondering with the changes that happen due to pregnancy to the circulatory system and the extra high ability of blood to coagulate etc... I wonder if they may worry that pregnancy could cause the stent to stop working properly etc... I know I'm putting the carriage before the horse here but I just wondered and thought who better to ask seeing I don't know the doctors involved myself.
gibbledygook wrote:I had the treatment back in June at Stanford. I waited 3 months before becoming pregnant. Since becoming pregnant my symptoms have deteriorated quite a bit but I expect that is just normal for pregnancy. After all the core temperature increases, the bladder is compressed by the expanding womb and the vasculature dilates, including those pesky veins at the centre of each lesion. Furthermore the high levels of progesterone worsen constipation. Curiously my neurologist said I'd feel better if I became pregnant. So far he has got that very wrong. If you have the time I'd recommend enjoying a few more months post-surgery before getting pregnant.
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