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Swelling and pain in the joints. Diagnosed with gitelman syndrome. Is pregnancy possible?

hi i have a friend with gitelmanns syndrom and she is having a lot of problems with swelling and pain in joints and they put her on methitrexate(sorry im sure i spelled that wrong) and just want to keep uping the dose now on .6 with .8 being max. She is in pain and cant find a DR that know anything about her condition she was diagnosed at a child and her nephrologist is for peds so no longer sees her. She would also like to know if she can have a child and if it will be passed on?
Asked On : Mon, 22 Apr 2013
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If you are taking the disease modifying agents like methotrexate to reduce the joint pains then pregnancy by natural means is difficult. You will have to consult an infertility specialist for a detailed evaluation.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Dr. Praveen Tayal ,
Answered: Sun, 23 Jun 2013
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