Allegheny Health Network
Find a
Request An Appointment Login to
News Classes &
Call 412.Doctors

Women with IBD

Although inflammatory bowel disease can occur at any age, it mostly affects women in child bearing age and as such can have significant implications on ability to conceive as well as on the course and outcome of pregnancy.

Our faculty specializes in addressing the specific and complex needs of women suffering from IBD. Needs that encompass managing issues of fecundity and fertility, safety of medications during pregnancy and breastfeeding, perinatal care, bone health, addressing sexual dysfunction as well as other psychosocial ramification of the disease.

We offer unique services to better manage that care of our female IBD patients including:

  • Multidisciplinary approach to patient care including close collaboration with colorectal surgery, High risk obstetrics, urogynecology, rheumatology among other specialties.
  • Access to endoscopic ultrasound technology to evaluate perianal disease.
  • Use of chromoendoscopy in high risk patients to detect precancerous changes of the mucosa (dysplasia)
  • Nutrition expert that specializes in malabsorption and short gut syndrome.
  • Psychologist who offers an integrated approach in the management of stress, anxiety, depression, pain.