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Could one be pregnant with Dermatomyositis ? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi how can we help you
User :   hi
User :  
i have an enquiry
User :  
one of my friend is suffering from Dermatomyositis
Doctor :   pls tell me

User :  
she was on Endoxan, now she is married and wish to have a child
User :  
what do u suggest
User :  
her doctor says that she cann't concieve as she is on Endoxan
User :  
he has changed her tablet to Mycept now, but even then her doctor says that it is better to adopt a child then conceiving
User :  
but she wants to have her own child, please advice
Doctor :  
ok
User :   Is it not possible for her to bear a child, even her periods has stopped because of the tablets

User :  
how can she go about to have a child of her own
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :   There is positive evidence of human foetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk (e.g., if the drug is needed in a life-threatening situation or for a serious disease for which safer drugs cannot be used or are ineffective).
Doctor :   this is for the medicine
User :   ok

Doctor :  
Endoxon that the patient id on
User :  
yes she was on Endoxan, but now from paast 3-4 months she is on Mycept
Doctor :  
Pregnancy and lactation. how ever are contra indications for the drug
User :  
ok
User :  
but she has changed her tablets to Mycept, will that not help her
Doctor :  
yes all the more good for them to go for an adoption
User :  
but she wants to have her own child
User :  
is there no other way, that she can have her own child
Doctor :  
that is also an immunosuppressant
User :  
ok
User :  
is there no other way, that she can have her own child

Doctor :  
Either studies in animals have revealed adverse effects on the foetus (teratogenic or embryocidal or other) and there are no controlled studies in women or studies in women and animals are not available. Drugs should be given only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the foetus.
Doctor :   these are the problems of the drug that the patient is currently on
User :   ok

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User :  
so adoption is the only option is it
User :  
sure
User :  
may i know ur name
User :  
?
Doctor :   Dr. Raaj
User :   Thank you so much Dr.Raaj

Doctor :  
ok hope tohave answered most of your questions
Doctor :  
bye
User :  
well yes, u have answered all the question, but i feel pity for her, as she is desperate to have her own child
Doctor :  
well if there are any advancements they will be on our site so keep a look out
User :  
sure
User :  
anyways, thanks again
User :  
bye
Doctor :  
then bye for now
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