Case Report

Unwanted pregnancies and Contraception in Chronic Renal Failure: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

  • Batuhan Özmen
  • Salih Taskin
  • Emine Özcan
  • Feride Söylemez

Turk J Obstet Gynecol 2006;3(2):125-127

Pregnancy is a rare condition in patients requiring dialysis with end-stage chronic renal disease (CRD). However successful pregnancies were reported in CRD, patients are encountering with great number of complications and aggressive acceleration of CRD by achieving pregnancy. The most crucial topic is unwanted pregnancies of these patients due to high complication rates described in the literature. Thus many authors were discussing safety of contraception in CRD patients requiring dialysis (hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis) and in patients with renal transplant. In this report medical termination of a twenty-two weeks gestational age unwanted pregnancy that was complicated with aggressive hypertension and severe renal insufficiency under dialysis in a 38 years-old end-stage CRD patient was reported.

Keywords: Contraception, chronic renal disease, pregnancy\r\n