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Rockaway, NJ
A 28-year-old female asked:

In a uc flare. on rowasa (mesalamine) enema and hc supp. now have muscle weakness and twitching in legs. is this from the uc flare up?

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Dr. Linda Tao
Cardiology 37 years experience
Check blood: between the UC flare and the enema and suppository u may have an imbalance of your blood electrolytes eg potassium, calcium, magnesium. This can result in muscle weakness and twitching. Please see your doctor. All the best to you!
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Dr. Jan Rakinic
Colon and Rectal Surgery 40 years experience
Check potassium: You may have a low potassium level related to your UC flare. See your primary care doc or gastroenterologist for a blood test.
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Rockaway, NJ
A 28-year-old female asked:

In a UC flare. On HC supp and Rowasa (mesalamine) enema. Now have muscle weakness and twitching. Is this from the flare up?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Michael Moffa
Colon and Rectal Surgery 30 years experience
Possibly: You can get arthralgia and muscle pain associated with flare ups. You may also be dehydrated if you have been having frequent diarrhea
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Last updated Dec 17, 2014

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