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Will Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) affect my pregnancy or chances of getting pregnant?
Stephen Paget, MD
Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY

Date Added: 05/16/13

If RA is not treated and there is a lot of active inflammation, people may have trouble becoming pregnant. It really has no affect upon a pregnancy if somebody is pregnant, and about 30 to 40% of people in the midst of pregnancy will go into some kind of a remission, meaning that their inflammation...
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Dr. Stephen Paget, MD, was the Physician-in-Chief and Chairman of the Division of Rheumatology at Hospital For Special Surgery and the Joseph P. Routh Professor of Medicine and Rheumatic Disease at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and the New York Presbyterian Hospital for fifteen years and is now the Physician-in-Chief Emeritus.
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