My boyfriend has chrones disease

by Brianna
(Plymouth,MA)

Can my boyfriend have kids with having chrones disease?

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My boyfriend has crohn's disease NEW
by: Annette Young

Hello there,

Thank you for your question. It's an important one because there are things that you need to be aware of if you are planning to have children.

Firstly, be aware that there is a greater chance of your child developing Crohn's disease if your boyfriend has the condition. I am sure this is not what you would wish to hear but it's important to understand the risks. There is an even greater risk of developing the disease if you also have Crohn's disease. So as you can imagine, the risks escalates.

For any woman with Crohn's disease, conception should take place at a time when the disease is most stable and health should be as optimal as possible at that time.

Importantly, there are some medications that should be avoided at all costs during conception and I would strongly suggest that you and your boyfriend seek medical advice from your Dr in case the drugs that he takes may have a bearing on the health of the baby. Many Crohn's sufferers go on to have babies but the important thing is being aware of the risks.

There are also risks of a lower sperm count during the times when Crohn's is active but this increases when the disease goes into a remission state.

Hope this helps?

Wishing you the best of luck.

Annette


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by: 22EnglandMale

Yes Crohns does not prevent people from having kids,just be aware that Crohns is herediatary and can be passed down the family. My crohns is such that i will not have children purely in case they go through what i have. This being said that,its 50/50 chance if the child will have crohns and even if the child does it may not be as servere as your boyfriends. Talk to you Crohns Doc they have much more info than i can tell you. Good luck

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