Originally Posted by Lilz
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...
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.