Osteoarthritis and ulcerative colitis

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Avatar n tn A user asked a question about the list of conditions associated with HLA-B27. It was never answered. This is by no means a full list; however, it does contain lupus.
Avatar n tn The intensity of pain depends on the degree of inflammation and thus compression. This can vary. IBS, Crohn's, ulcerative colitis, celiac disease, and food causing gas can be the other possibilities. Hip pain can be due to osteoarthritis, tendonitis, muscle pull and strain, sports hernia or hidden/occult hernia of oblique aponeurosis, or Obturator or ilioinguinal nerve entrapment.
369861 tn?1306279286 This all started with my potassium being low and being hypoglycemic. The endo doctor took me off all diuretics so that i could take the renin and aldesterone tests. Does the potassium have anything to do with the thyroid and why did the endo take me off all diuretics to take the two tests. Doesn't he realise that my body would retaing the water and the result of edema? Just wondering?
1428646 tn?1330981663 I have Hashimotto's disease, PPMS, Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis and I have family Hx of Graves disease and rheumatoid arthritis. I hope this note finds you well.
Avatar f tn Fred Saibil's book titled Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis (second edition, 2003). He is a Canadian specialist in Crohn's disease and his book is written for patients, and I think very well done. I hope this helps, and at least suggests one more treatment option for this terribly frustrating disease.
Avatar f tn Due to my gastro-related issues and a high CRP count on my lab work, the GI felt it was possible that I had and IBD such as Crohn's or Ulcerative Colitis. A colonoscopy was performed but no abnormalities were found. I pursued a urinary analysis to check for possible upper UTI or kidney infection and the results came back negative. I am 26yrs old, 215lbs, and 6'0, but have been dealing with this condition since I was 23.
535822 tn?1443980380 Conversely, don't overeat or overcook foods, and restrict refined sugar, trans fats, and processed foods. Curcumin and boswellia High-bioavailability curcumin extract may be the remedy of choice for pain. It proved superior to arthritis drugs without adverse effects, decreased joint pain in osteoarthritis subjects, and reduced markers of inflammation. Curcumin protects joint cartilage by reducing inflammation, inhibiting inflammatory cell growth, and inhibiting cartilage-destroying enzymes.
Avatar m tn I have had ulcerative colitis which was cured with surgery, and currently have fibromyalgia and developing lupus. What you are describing in your bowels doesn't sound like IBS - with IBS you can get pain and diarrhea but the black stools are an indicator of bleeding in your upper digestive tract and the flesh stuff is likely mucus. This sounds like either ulcerative colitis or crohn's. You really really need to have a colonoscopy and get it treated. Left untreated it can be life threatening.
Avatar n tn I was diagnoised with ulcerative colitis 43 years ago, and took prednisone for 10 years before having an ileostomy, I have aways had joint pain even before finding the UC, It seems many people with ulcerative colitis also have arthritis, do you think the arthritis is part of the ulcerative colitis, or from the use of prednisone?
Avatar m tn My son was diagnosed (DX) with a similar condition - Ulcerative Colitis at age 12. We were warned that an Inflammatory Bowel Disease could effect the joints and organ. Reactive Arthritis is one of the conditions they quoted. Is that the type of Arthritis. Is that your DX? I agree that 21 seems like a very young age to require a hip replacement. Have they suggested injections of products into the hip that may help. An intra-articular injection with glucocorticoids may be beneficial.
211940 tn?1267884866 However, he said it could NOT be causing me so much pain. He checked out my arm and noticed a hard soft tissue knot, and suggested removing it through surgery and it "might" relieve my pain. So, 3 weeks ago I had the said surgery and it was removed (a hard soft tissue mass about the size of a marble). No, this was not the cyst inside my humerus bone. Anyways, I still have the pain, and it is extremely terrible at night (on a scale of 1 to 10, a 20 at night).
Avatar n tn Hi all. New to this. I am a 44 year old woman who is physically fit (gym 5 days a week) and eats pretty well. Approx 5 weeks ago I developed veins showing on both hands. They have not gone away and infact they are bulging most times, and I can "feel them". They have increased and I can see some starting to climb up my forearm now. Before this, my veins barely ever showed.
552681 tn?1215136132 The numbness continued to the point that I lost use of the arm and it extended down into my right foot and leg and eventually into the right side of my face. Thinking that I was experiencing a stroke, my primary MD transferred me to a larger hospital where I underwent an MRI of my Head and Carotid U/S, and nothing was found at that time that could explain what was happening to me.
Avatar n tn Celiac that is left untreated can lead to other issues, including malabsorption, rheumatoid, osteoarthritis and others. When treated and under control, the person with Celiac doesn't necessarily have to face these other health issues. As far as the migraines go, at least get a referral to see a neurologist. I have migraines, too. I still don't have mine under control, but seeing a neurologist is the best thing that can be done, especially while your granddaughter is so young.
Avatar f tn Other than IBS or spastic colon you could be suffering from Celiac Disease/Ulcerative Colitis/ Crohn’s disease, H pylori infection, diabetes, food intolerance, malabsorption syndromes, constipation, gallbladder and liver problems, pancreatic dysfunction, or taking a diet rich in sulfites. Cancers of the gut and in female ovarian cancer too could be a cause. Since the ankle is swollen, Crohn’s disease which also causes joint inflammation should be ruled out first.
Avatar f tn Red-Star, I am so grateful for this info. I began by looking at which AI conditions can cause an abnormal kappa/lambda free light chain ratio. I will also print your lists, and look into getting copies of the reference books. I have been fortunate in that doctors can see many of my issues on testing, and I have a very positive family history which has loaned a bit of credibility for my questions as well.
1684282 tn?1505701570 There are better (in my opinion) treatments for chronic pain that are much safer than opioids,such as physical therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, anti-depression medications, and treatment of underlying psychiatric illnesses such as depression and anxiety, dietary and life-style changes, etc. High dose long term opiates have not been shown in multiple studies to improve long term pain scores of chronic pain patients - and that is the most important fact of the whole article.
Avatar n tn psoriasis hashimotos shingles crohnes-in remission, but still there... ulcerative colitis/proctitis- in remission malabsorption syndrome osteopenia aspergers syndrome migraine kidney stones/leaking too much calcium- no clue as to why. anemia allergies to enviromental/foods hypersensitivity to just about any drug insomnia I have been told... most.. are auto immune. im like.. um.. ok . thanks.
1550149 tn?1340004330 The advanced concept suggests that many diverse diseases, such as migraine headache, ulcerative colitis, asthma, multiple sclerosis, systemic lupus erythematosis, as well as arthritis, fibromyalgia, tendonitis, rheumatoid arthritis and other related diseases, are all interrelated. These diseases appear to result from environmental, nutritional, biochemical, and other negative influences that affect the victims' immune systems.
Avatar n tn I had my large intestines removed 2 years ago because I had ulcerative colitis. The surgery was done laproscopically and everything went well. I am 19 years old, and I'm currently in college. Everything in my life is pretty normal. I go to the bathroom about 6 to 8 times a day, but I am in much better control of it that I was prior to the surgery. Aside from that, everything is pretty much normal. I can eat anything, most foods don't make a difference as to how much I use the restroom.
Avatar n tn Some people with inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis) have a form of arthritis that is associated with inflammation in the gastrointestinal tract. This type of arthritis can result in severe back and/or joint pain without causing any degenerative changes that would show up on an MRI or x-ray. Generally speaking, the best chance at improving the back pain in that case is to try and get the inflammatory bowel disease into remission.
Avatar n tn Cancer, diabetes, type 2 diabetes, diabetic neuropathy, Lupus, crohn's disease or crohns, Multiple Sclerosis or MS, rheumatoid arthritis, diverticulitis, back surgery, heart surgery, high blood pressure (hypertension), hip, neck, shoulder, ankle, wrist, back, or other joint problems, disc herniation, hydrocephalitis, interstitial cystitis, degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, carpal tunnel syndrome, rsi or repetitive stress injury, inflammatory bowel disease, liver disease, Parkinson's d
7486852 tn?1410355784 I guess all my bowel problems could be related to my ovary problems and they just aren't putting two and two together, so when my results back hopefully tomorrow and if its not something like colon cancer or ulcerative colitis or something like that, I will call my gyn as well as my primary care doctor and explain to them I need to know if the symptoms are being caused by whatever has been going on with my reproductive organs and request the ca 125 and possibly an exploratory surgery because I
Avatar f tn I have Ulcerative Colitis which my consultant and GP have not managed to get me into remission due to the drugs not being right for me. I have now started recently having come of some drugs - with this band under my rib cage and pain down the centre of my rib cage. On listening to some of the comments above, some seem to think it is related to the Gastrointestinal part of the body, which would fit in with my condition, so perhaps this is part of the bowel system.
Avatar n tn And, why will removing the gallbladder help reduce the the overabundance of acid in my stomach? Nobody has been able to answer these questions for me, and thus, I've refused surgery and have been getting acupuncture instead for the past 6 months. I'm flirting with the idea of surgery again because I'm not sure that acupuncture is going to be able to heal the problem. It hasn't so far, but it has helped to relieve some symtoms.
1852058 tn?1320162300 Well, I believe anything is possible for the motivated and strong willed person that searches and seeks until they find. I have Crohn's and it's Chronic as well. I have spent countless hours researching my disease, searching for safe treatments that are available. I think that if you do the research, you will find some answers that may be a benefit to you. How are you able to hide your condition and what do you tell family members & friends.
Avatar m tn I've had to do the same and my heart goes out to your mom. Crohn's and Ulcerative Colitis are Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. Unfortunately I am familiar with them also. My son has had Ulcerative Colitis since the age of 10. He has come close to losing his life during some severe and nasty flares. I am so sorry that you may have Crohn's Disease on top of the Hepatitis. You've come to the right place. MedHelp's Pain Managment Forum has many wonderfully supportive and informational members.
Avatar n tn Crohn's disease (pain in the right side) or ulcerative colitis (with pain in the left side). Dysentery is also a possibility. Action to Take: See your doctor promptly. Be sure to tell your doctor if you may be at risk for dysentery, or diarrhea containing blood, which is often caused by exposure to water contaminated by bacteria or protozoa. If diagnosed with ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease, you should eat nutritious meals, get plenty of rest, and cut back on stress.
Avatar n tn Are symptoms that the original dose of 200mgs a day I had always been on and was treating/masking now surfacing?...The Fibro, Ulcerative Colitis which is flaring pretty bad too and my spine problems? Am I getting some new disease? Sheesh! So...two days ago, I went back to a 3 times a day schedule of 25 mg at 8am, 25 mg at 2pm and about 12 mgs at 8pm. I still have that soap in the bed trick and the MoM every night. It's helping!