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Old 04-25-2007, 03:30 AM   #1
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Question Having Babies with Lupus?

i have a 23yr old SON with Lupus (diagnosed at 18)... he is getting Married in January and wants to start a family right away! is there anyone out here that knows anything about having Lupus and Having Babies that could give me some Information & Opinions??? and if there are any MEN in this Forum, i would love to know what you know about it! Thanks In Advance For Any & All Information! God Bless...
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Old 04-25-2007, 03:51 PM   #2
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i have a 23yr old SON with Lupus (diagnosed at 18)... he is getting Married in January and wants to start a family right away! is there anyone out here that knows anything about having Lupus and Having Babies that could give me some Information & Opinions??? and if there are any MEN in this Forum, i would love to know what you know about it! Thanks In Advance For Any & All Information! God Bless...
Hi,

I'm not a doctor or any kind of a specialist, but I have had three family members with lupus, including my father (now deceased).

As far as I know, there is nothing that should stop your son in having children. Nothing that I've read says anything other than that men with lupus should be able to have children just like any other men.

The brochure "lupus in men" from the Lupus Foundation of America says that "young men with lupus are fertile and have normal reproductive histories. Lupus should not affect their abilities to be sexually active."

You can find this on the internet, but I don't think we're allowed to post websites here.

Oh, and if you are wondering about heredity, it's not supposed to be that common. My family is unusual in that respect, but in general only ten percent of lupus patients have a parent, child, sibling, aunt/uncle or cousin who has lupus, so 90% of lupus patients don't have a close relative with the disease.

All the best to you and your family.

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Old 04-26-2007, 06:47 AM   #3
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Hi,

Oh, and if you are wondering about heredity, it's not supposed to be that common. My family is unusual in that respect, but in general only ten percent of lupus patients have a parent, child, sibling, aunt/uncle or cousin who has lupus, so 90% of lupus patients don't have a close relative with the disease.

All the best to you and your family.
My family is a bit of a freak of nature as well. Besides me, my grandfather on my dads side, my aunt on my mom's side and now my mother is being tested as well. My husband's grandfather had it as well, but we're still planning on having a baby. Put it all in God's hands and see what you're dealt

 
Old 05-02-2007, 08:07 AM   #4
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Hi there,

Not sure really how you meant your question, but take it you mean a child of a lupus patient developing the illness too. Just a bit more info.

The following is given from a patient viewpoint, not a medical one.

The chance of an offspring of a lupus patient developing the illness -(don't like the word disease, sorry) - in childhood and adult life is 2%for males - (10% for females).

Up to 50% will carry autoantibodies in their blood (especially ANA) and up to 25% will develop an automimmune illnesses in their lifetime. Doesn't mean it will be lupus though. There are a number of AI illnesses as you know. RA is the most common known one I can think of.

The word here though is "might" - 2% remember. So I would give your son your blessing and tell him to have a wonderful wedding and marriage and not to worry about things that might not happen.

Hope this info helps. Take care.

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Old 05-04-2007, 08:02 PM   #5
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Re: Having Babies with Lupus?

I'm not sure if this helps . . . . I was diagnosed with Lupus when I was 14 (I'm 30 now.) I'm now the mother of 3 children - but the pregnacies became difficult after having my first. My daughter when she was born had neo-natal lupus, she had a rash on her face, nothing else. Fortunately, it cleared up and she is perfectly healthy - along with my other two. I'm not sure if this helps?

 
Old 05-05-2007, 03:59 PM   #6
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Re: Having Babies with Lupus?

Thanks Guys!!! i havent been in here for a while... a little Family Drama is on the Horizon these days and i have ALOT to do... i just wanted to say THANK YOU FOR THE INFO!!! God Bless you all... i truly do appreciate your Opinions and Knowledge... i wish my son and new bride to be the best in starting their New Family and will always be here for them No Matter What...
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