Crohn's disease skin manifestations

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Avatar n tn Hello everyone! For years I've suspected I've had either IBS or Crohn's Disease. Recently I've had some crazy symptoms and was told to come here. In addition, I have typed in most of my symptoms on a diagnosis site thingy, and Crohn's came up as number one. My symptoms are: Nausea, Headache, Fatigue(bout 2 weeks), dark urine, joint pains, abdominal pains(all over but sometimes upper right side), macular rash on chest, low grade fever(99.
Avatar m tn Although the diagnosis of ileal Crohn's disease is occasionally made by colonoscopy, a barium study of the small bowel remains the mainstay of diagnosing ileal disease as does the upper gastrointestinal series for gastroduodenal disease. Typical features of small bowel Crohn's disease include narrowing of the lumen with nodularity and ulceration.
Avatar n tn Gastrointestinal manifestations of Lyme disease are uncommon. I would suggest looking for other causes first. There has clearly been a comprehensive GI evaluation already done. Regarding food allergy, the most common symptoms of food allergy involve the skin and intestines. Skin rashes include hives and eczema. Intestinal symptoms typically include vomiting, nausea, stomach cramps, indigestion and diarrhea.
Avatar f tn Look into Behçet's disease. Patients with Behçet's can have neurological manifestations, GI manifestations, skin problems, joint pain, mouth ulcers, and thyroid problems, and typically have high ASCA IGG antibodies. Usually, ASCA IGG can indicate Crohn's or ulcerative colitis, but if signs of Crohn's or UC are not found or indicated from a colonoscopy and/or endoscopy, the differential diagnosis is Behçet's. It's rare, so a lot of doctors don't know about it or how to diagnose it.
Avatar n tn Extraintestinal manifestations (features of inflammatory bowel disease affecting areas outside of the intestine) include skin rashes, joint pains and inflammation, eye problems and sclerosing cholangitis (disorder of the bile ducts). Colon cancer is more common in patients with inflammatory bowel disease as compared to the general population. The development of colon cancer depends upon the extent of colonic involvement and the duration of the disease.
Avatar n tn Perirectal involvement with fissures and abscesses are also a prominent feature of Crohn's disease. Extraintestinal manifestations (features of inflammatory bowel disease affecting areas outside of the intestine) include skin rashes, joint pains and inflammation, eye problems and sclerosing cholangitis (disorder of the bile ducts). Colon cancer is more common in patients with inflammatory bowel disease as compared to the general population.
Avatar f tn I tried to remove one with tweezers, and it was very tacky (as in sticky) and clearly goes deep under the skin. Part of it broke off but I could still see that the pore was plugged and a day or two later top of the plug was sticking out again. i can't find ANYTHING online that looks like it.
Avatar m tn Thus conditions that might be called ‘inflammatory’ may refer to chronic infections, or to degenerative processes (as in osteoarthritis), or they may result from congenital abnormalities (as in cystic fibrosis) or autoimmune disease (such as rheumatoid arthritis or regional ileitis (Crohn's disease) ).
Avatar n tn The red nodules sound like they could possibly be erythema nodosum, which is seen in some autoimmune diseases, including various rheumatological diseases and gastrointestinal diseases such as Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. All of these autoimmune conditions can cause both skin manifestations and severe fatigue. You might want to see a rheumatologist, if you haven't already. Good luck.
Avatar n tn Chronic yeast infections, he believes, may be a causative factor in diseases such as multiple sclerosis, Crohn's disease, schizophrenia, myasthenia gravis and lupus. Article by Dr Truss Lack of energy and digestive disturbances, arthritic joint pains, skin disease, menstrual problems, emotional instability and depression. All symptoms of what I call the 'antibiotic syndrome' which have greatly increased in frequency in recent years. On further examination, more symptoms may be discovered.
Avatar n tn Chronic yeast infections, he believes, may be a causative factor in diseases such as multiple sclerosis, Crohn's disease, schizophrenia, myasthenia gravis and lupus. Article by Dr Truss Lack of energy and digestive disturbances, arthritic joint pains, skin disease, menstrual problems, emotional instability and depression. All symptoms of what I call the 'antibiotic syndrome' which have greatly increased in frequency in recent years. On further examination, more symptoms may be discovered.
Avatar n tn It is unlikely that a single patient would have both ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. It is possible that jaundice can be secondary to overwhelming sepsis (bacterial infection). An abdominal ultrasound may help to differentiate biliary obstruction from other causes. If his infection is resolving and his jaundice and liver enzymes are improving with treatment, then this would support this possibility. The response to steroids should be within a few weeks.
Avatar m tn When those case histories become too obvious to ignore, then someone finds a way to get the clinical trials done. Here is an example with Low Dose Naltrexone. It was used for treatment of Crohn's disease for well over ten years before someone at a teaching hospital in PA did clinical trials. The result of the clinical trials? Over 2/3 of the patients with acute Crohn's disease went into total remission in 3 weeks. With no side effects.
Avatar f tn If it attacks the bowels, it manifests as Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis. When the connective tissue is attacked, a person might end up with scleroderma or lupus. If the myelin sheath around the nerve is the target, multiple sclerosis (MS) ensues. In the case of autoimmune diseases, I believe one's immune system is not able to distinguish self from non-self. Being confused, the body is essentially destroying itself.
Avatar n tn However, when I scratch my skin gets red and the scratch marks welt. Sometimes small bumps form. After time the skin again returns to mormal. Had this about 3 years ago for a month and the DR was no help. It's back and I'm at a loss as to what to do!
Avatar n tn Yes she was already checked for lymes diease and it was negative.
Avatar m tn Jill Smith of the Hershey medical center who did the phase 1 clinicals on LDN and Crohn's disease (2/3 in total remission in 3 weeks on LDN). She is interested in doing a pilot study of LDN on hep c patients. Dr. Berkson has been using a combination of LDN and IV alpha lipoic acid for his hep c patients for a long time with very good results. My doctor is not Dr. Berkson, but Dr.
Avatar f tn The symptoms that you describe of 'vibrating' is very atypical and does not fit in a neurologic disease that I am aware of. That being said, some people with numbness or other sensory complaints associated with multiple sclerosis, seizures or even TIAs (transient ischemic attacks) have described such strange sensory phenonenon. I would suggest that you get an MRI of the brain with contrast to evaluate for a structural lesion (such as MS, stroke, tumor, etc).