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On treatment for Crohn's disease. Feeling bloated. No periods. Pregnancy chances?

i have crohns disease. this is my 8th week in remicade, so i am due for an infusion on Tuesday. I am really bloated and have not had a period. i have taken two pregnancy test and they both were negative so i know that isnt it. (also I am on implanon birth control and he didnt ejaculate)... I am worried. my fingernails look really healthy could this be a sign of something?
Asked On : Mon, 29 Apr 2013
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You are suffering from Crohn's disease which is basically an inflammatory disease of the GI tract. So the result is more of a pain and mal absorption. Treatment is according the severity of the disease. Frequent low quantity food is advised. For this you may have consulted a dietitian for planning your diet.
You are already have Implanon birth control. Then why pregnancy test.Your fingernails are healthy - so you are not Anemic which is the commonest symptom of crohns disease due to mal absorption vitamin B 12 and folic acid.
Cortisone is indicated only when the symptoms are severe.
With a balanced low diet, as advised by a dietitian there will not be any problem
You can continue the remicade
Best wishes
Answered: Sat, 22 Jun 2013
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