Crohn's disease skin sores

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Avatar f tn My husband has been diagnosed with Crohn's Disease for about 13 years now. He recently has been diagnosed with Sweet's Syndrome. I would love to talk to a doctor who has some knowledge of the connection between the two diseases. He has been on Prednisone since March and all of the sores are still not cleared up. He has one now about the size of a quarter and has eaten through about a 1/3 of an inch of skin. Will it ever clear up where he does not have these sores?
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.
173119 tn?1297003336 OH! The other comment I want to make: most people do not die from Crohn's. They die from crohn's-related complications. Such as: bleeding, infection, cancer, etc. I really don't believe that anyone's death certificate says "Crohn's disease" as cause of death. BUT, there are too many that say "sepsis due to crohn's related surgery" or "massive hemmorhaging due to crohn's".
358258 tn?1197408877 Your eye problems more than likely has nothing to do with your eye makeup or anything else but Crohn's. Google Crohn's effect on vision and maybe you will get some answers. Crohn's is an autoimmune disease. It could be something along the line of how Crohn's affect the blood vessels or it could be due to the Prednisone.
Avatar n tn You can have arthritic joint pain with Crohn's. Mouth sores are common with Crohn's. The white spots on your skin _may_ be psoriasis (skin rashes are common with Crohn's). Rectal/anal fistulas also occur with Chrohn's when it presents in the lower colon and rectum. I was originally diagnosed with IBS, but when I saw a gastroenterologist last week, she immediately said that this did not sound like IBS.
Avatar n tn I hope you've gone to a doctor to get help immediately. My Aunt was diagnosed with Chrohn's disease in 1980. 3 years after the onset of her disease; at the time it wasn't very common and no one could figure out what was wrong (they suggested it was stress because my grandfather was very ill and dying at the time...she was almost dead when my father took her out of the hospital she was in and drove her to NYU where she was finally diagnosed).
Avatar f tn However I do get frequent irritation on my lips, and sores inside my mouth. However I also have Crohn's disease and I know that canker sores are a common occurrence in people with autoimmune disorders. I have been on remicade and azathyprine for crohns for the last 3 years. I am wondering if, even though I have had antibodies for years, am I at risk of autoinnoculation due to my immune suppression? I have some anxiety and worry that cracks on my hands or fingers are herpes.
Avatar f tn Has anyone been tested for Crohn's Disease or colitis ? I have the rash, bruising , and ITCHING !!!! I also have Crohn's and Colitis. Doing some research for the rash I found both of these diseases causes rashes, bruises and itching. I am also gluten intolerance . That also causes the rash ect... Good Luck to you all !
Avatar n tn I have had dry, swollen, cracked, peeling skin on my eyelids which has become progressively worse over 7 years. Have been prescribed cortisone but only is an overnight cure. Is this exceme? or psoriasis? or allergies? How can I get over this??? HELP!!!
Avatar n tn The altered sensations you are having on the skin are not due to any skin disease. In all probabilities, these are symptoms of peripheral neuropathy. And it is changing places. t hints at some progressive injury to the peripheral nerves, or even higher up in the brainstem or the brain itself. A demyelinating disorder has to be ruled out. You can speak to the doctor about this.
Avatar n tn Extreme exhaustion Arthritis (apparently) Puffy face, especially the eyelids, also hands and feet swell when I sleep Extremely sore weak muscles Weight gain Constipation (almost always one or the other) Diarrhea Headaches Vertigo (often) Dizziness Organ pain (or upper abdominal pain on both the left and right sides, plus back under the ribs) Sensitivity to light (eyes especially, but also the rash on my face) Eye pain (the muscles hurt when I move my eyes) Malar rash (it is prefect butterf
Avatar m tn It can be in patches of skin in my legs or arms. The skin looks perfectly normal, but when softly touched it is kind of painful or discomfortable. I also have a mild rash on my chest that have been there for years I think (but I never gave it importance). After all of this I sterted to think about possible past symptoms and I actually remembered what happened to me an year or more before. One night I went to sleep and when I woke up I had a completely numb ear.
Avatar f tn I wonder if I am hallucinating but, I have taken photos of the sores and red lines, circles etc. that appear on my skin, on various surfaces, carpet, other fabric, etc. I believe the condition has spread to my bladder, due to pain upon urination. Maybe I am nuts???! I trust one of the physicians I see and will see her in mid-June. I hope I can get an answer to my questions then.
Avatar n tn thanks for your help Dear Maggie, Chronic diarrhea and mouth sores can certainly be associated with Crohn's disease. A family history of inflammatory bowel disease is also common in this disorder. The tests that could help make this diagnosis are a colonoscopy (tube with a light and video camera advanced through the large intestine and sometimes the last portion of the small intestine) with biopsies and an upper GI series with small bowel follow through.
Avatar m tn There are different types of Crohn's disease, depending on the part of the gastrointestinal tract that is affected. Crohn's disease may involve the small intestine, the large intestine, the rectum, or the mouth. A person's genes and environmental factors seem to play a role in the development of Crohn's disease. The body may be overreacting to normal bacteria in the intestines. The disease may occur at any age, but it usually occurs in people between ages 15 - 35.
1234057 tn?1267744537 and gastrointestinal tract disease, such as Celiac disease and Crohn's disease. Herpes simplex type I blisters or Cold sores or fever blisters are one and the same thing. Unlike canker sores, cold sores are caused by a virus and are extremely contagious. Also, cold sores typically appear outside the mouth – usually, under the nose, around the lips, or under the chin while canker sores occur inside the mouth. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and regards.
Avatar f tn Maybe they should check your for Celiac disease and Crohn's. Or perhaps have a bump biopsied. There is a particular skin condition with Celiac disease - dermatitis herpetiformis.
Avatar f tn I had nonhealing wounds on my arm (mostly) and they turned out to be DH, which is caused by Celiac disease. Crohn's disease also causes skin problems that could be like what you are describing.
Avatar n tn If not herpes then what? I have Crohn's disease and heard that can cause genital sores. I have also been tested for HIV, Chlamydia, and Syphillis.
Avatar f tn Is this Crohn's or something else? My rheumatologist is considering possible Crohn's with the GI problems that I have been having for the last 3-4 months now. I have intermittent diarrhea and rectal bleeding of no known cause. I have had an EGD which showed chronic gastritis and chronic esophagitis. I have had a colonoscopy which showed chronic nonspecific inflammation.
Avatar n tn There are other non-sexually transmitted diseases that can cause vaginal ulcers. Behcet's disease, for instance (a type of vasculitis), and Crohn's disease. Maybe you could ask a dermatologist to do a biopsy the next time the sores appear and look specifically for such autoimmune conditions. Good luck.
Avatar n tn I don't know if they're related. But I know mine aren't STD's either. I have crohn's disease as well, and I think it may be related? I'm going to a specialist in a week.. But have no advice other than that.. Can anybody else contribute.. please??
Avatar m tn Addison's disease, Cancer, Celiac disease, COPD, Crohn's disease, Dementia, Depression (major depression), Diabetes, Heart failure, HIV/AIDS, Hypercalcemia, Hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid)Hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid), Parkinson's disease, Peptic ulcer. Tuberculosis, Ulcerative colitis With that much weight loss you need to get an exam by a doctor. Sounds like you also have sores? Are they on that leg where it burns? Sometimes burning pain can be caused by a lot of things too.
1736482 tn?1311619609 i have to call to make an appt hopefully for next week. Crohn's disease is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). It causes inflammation of the lining of your digestive tract, which can lead to abdominal pain, severe diarrhea and even malnutrition. The inflammation caused by Crohn's disease often spreads deep into the layers of affected bowel tissue.
Avatar m tn Am I slightly over-reacting and being a bit of a hypercondriact here..? Also, prior to having some dental work carried out, I had a slight skin rash/red sores on my lower right chin for several months which the doctors were treating me for Herpes simplex - I was prescribed aciclovir 5% (active ingredient of Zoviraz) after several months of using these creams I saw a dermatologist, she diagnosed it as dermatitis.
Avatar f tn I can definitely sympathize with you.... I have had Crohn's disease for about 25 years now (I am 36) and have had all the "side effects" ..... fissures, sore joints, 3 surgeries, and ALL the meds.... I am currently on Humira, as all the others have stopped working.... During my second surgery, my surgeon discovered fistulas between my colon and bladder, uterus, and one other organ that I forget which now (I was about 18 at the time).
Avatar n tn HOWEVER, Crohn's colitis is not at all uncommon (not the same thing as Ulcerative colitis) AND Crohn's disease can strike ANYWHERE in the GI tract from mouth to anus so .... Crohn's disease is a very individualistic disease. Most crohnies do enounter diarrhea, but there are plenty of use who encounter constipation. My gastro likes to do colonoscopies too. My Crohn's struck first in the mid-ileum and there hasn't been involvement near the ileocecal valve.
Avatar n tn I read the post about Crohn's diseaes and thought I would mention that there is a new research treatment that has saved lives and some of the members' on this treatment have had Crohn's disease, lyme disease, sarcoidosis & CFS. If any of you are interested, check out there website. Go to and type in "Marshall Protocol" - there is tons of information on there and it is an option that we all didn't have only a couple of years ago.
Avatar n tn But if you actually have blood mixed in with the stool, you really need to see a doctor. This could be a G.I. condition (not sexually transmitted) such as Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis. Crohn's disease can also be associated with fistulas in the perianal area (small openings that can leak blood or stool). Hope you feel better soon.
Avatar f tn Six months after that surgery, Pegasus testing came back high positive for both Crohn's and Ulcerative Colitis but biopsies were still negative. 5 years later, Crohn's DX. Along with the Crohn's DX, severe joint symptoms once again, still a negative ANA, but DX of Hashimoto's Thyroiditis (lab was 13.5x the high indicator level). Trigger fingers DX. Joint survey x-rays were done, all clear. Also at this time, DX of MGUS with no M-spike but abnormally high flc ratio.