What risks do women with FCS face if they become pregnant?
Physicians discuss the increased risk of pancreatitis that women with Familial Chylomicronemia Syndrome (FCS) face if they become pregnant. During normal pregnancy a woman’s triglyceride levels increase. When a pregnant woman has FCS, the triglyceride levels get even higher and may be enough to trigger pancreatitis, especially in the 3rd trimester.
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