Dr. Swanson explains how Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis affect a woman's fertility.
Patients with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis have the same chance of getting pregnant as the regular population. However, women with ulcerative colitis, who have had their colon removed or surgery to have their colon removed, may have lower rates of pregnancy related to the surgery, but not related to their ulcerative colitis.
About Dr. Swanson, M.D., M.S.:
Dr. Garth Swanson, M.D., M.S., is Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Digestive Diseases at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. His practice focuses on the diagnosis, management, and treatment of inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Swanson has a master's degree in clinical research and his research interests include how environmental factors, such as alcohol and sleep, can affect gut inflammation and colonic bacteria.
Dr. Swanson received his medical degree from Medical University of South Carolina. He completed his residency and his fellowship at Rush University Medical Center. His special interests include inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis and microscopic colitis.