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What kind of joint pain does ulcerative colitis cause?

What kind of joint pain does ulcerative colitis cause?

Non-destructive: Uc can cause joint pain and even joint swelling and redness in most joints including hips, knees, wrists, fingers. Unlike rheumatoid arthritis, uc-associated joint problems do not destroy the joint capsule. Nonetheless it should be treated so that you are more comfortable. Sometimes the GI doctor will manage and sometimes they will send you to a rheumatologist. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Jonah Essers
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Ulcerative Colitis (Definition)

An inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that causes long-lasting inflammation in part of your digestive tract. Ulcerative colitis usually affects only the innermost lining of your large intestine (colon) and rectum. There's no known cure for ulcerative colitis, but therapies are available that may dramatically reduce ...Read more


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Why does ulcerative colitis cause joint pain?

Why does ulcerative colitis cause joint pain?

Inflammation: A percentage of patients with ulcerative colitis will have an associated inflammatory arthritis. This type of arthritis is similar in mechanism to other types of inflammatory arthritic conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and is characterized by inflammation attacking various joints in the body. Do not hesitate to see a rheumatologist for treatment options. ...Read more

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Is joint pain and red eye normal in ulcerative colitis? Any OTC medicines to treat this?

Is joint pain and red eye normal in ulcerative colitis? Any OTC medicines to treat this?

See an optho ASAP: You need to get your eyes checked out by a ophthalmologist. You may have uveitis, which is seen with uc and crohn's. The doctor will need to do a slit lamp exam. This is urgent though.

The joint pain could be related to uc or not. Ibuprofen can be helpful but best to start with your GI specialist with this one. ...Read more

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Is joint pain and red eye normal in ulcerative colitis? Any OTC medicines to relieve the pain?

Is joint pain and red eye normal in ulcerative colitis? Any OTC medicines to relieve the pain?

Extraintestinal: There are many extra intestinal manifestation of ulcerative colitis including the eye and the joints. This can include arthritis and arthralgia. Eye findings can include uveitis. Referral to a rheumatologist and ophthalmologist can be helpful. If the colitis is out of control or poorly controlled, extra intestinal manifestations can occur. ...Read more

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How to deal with ulcerative colitis?

Medications: ? Re how treat Ulcerative Colitis, UC. See a Gastroenterologist who specializes in UC. If symptoms persist despite therapies, ask the doctor if he would approve of the use of Cannabis. Do not use if he disapproves, and see a Cannabis Medicinal Consultant if he does approve. I have treated UC patients who have reported benefit from Cannabis. ...Read more

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Can whipworms treat ulcerative colitis?

Can whipworms treat ulcerative colitis?

Ongoing research: There is a lot of promising data that looks at whip worms but also other living organisms like bacteria in making a difference in ulcerative colitis and crohn's disease. The data are still preliminary in my mind and are not ready for prime time, mostly because we do not fully understand the biology behind why they help people. ...Read more

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What causes ulcerative colitis to flare up?

What causes ulcerative colitis to flare up?

Inflammation: Uc is an inflammatory bowel disease with many triggers. Any trigger that creates an inflammatory response can/will cause a flare up - especially if you are not on maintenance medications. For some patients - even ones in "remission", triggers such as GI infection, systemic illness, significant change in diet and activity, or severe emotional stress can result in a flare up. ...Read more

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What is Ulcerative colitis a risk factor for?

Ulcerative colitis is a risk factor for:: Cavernous sinus thrombosis, Cholangiocarcinoma, Toxic megacolon, Uveitis, Bowel perforation. ...Read more

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How do "colitis" and "ulcerative colitis" differ?

Colitis: There are many forms and types of colitis, some will resolve on their own. Infectious (bacterial), pseudomembranous, ischemic, crohn's, etc. Ulcerative colitis is a specific form of chronic colitis of uncertain cause, diagnosed often by biopsy at colonoscopy. It can be a long term condition needing specific medications to treat & serial colonoscopy to watch the degree of colitis or for dysplasia. ...Read more

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What are the main symptoms of Ulcerative colitis?

What are the main symptoms of Ulcerative colitis?

Ulcerative colitis.: Typical symptoms include diarrhea with overt rectal bleed, abdominal pain. Some can present with nausea, weight loss, and fever. There are other associated symptoms and complications, but less frequent. ...Read more

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What are some of the tests for Ulcerative colitis?

What are some of the tests for Ulcerative colitis?

The tests for Ulcerative colitis include:: Biopsy, C reactive protein, Complete blood count, Colonoscopy, Comprehensive metabolic panel, CT scan, Flexible sigmoidoscopy, Stool studies, Xray of abdomen, ANCA screen, Barium enema, Erythrocyte sedimentation rate. ...Read more

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What are the typical symptoms of ulcerative colitis?

Diarrhea, bloody: Bloody diarrhea is the hallmark of ulcerative colitis, but sometimes multiple loose stools can occur with or without blood. Those affected often have weight loss or failure to thrive. Abdominal pain may occur. Extraintestinal symptoms include eye and joint disorders, and rarely, biliary disease. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: ulcerative colitis?

IBD: Ulcerative colitis (ul-sur-uh-tiv koe-lie-tis) is an inflammatory bowel disease (ibd) that causes long-lasting inflammation in part of your digestive tract. Ulcerative colitis usually affects only the innermost lining of your large intestine (colon) and rectum. There's no known cure for ulcerative colitis, but therapies are available that may dramatically reduce the signs and symptoms of uc. ...Read more

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Please suggest what food should be avoided for ulcerative colitis?

Please suggest what food should be avoided for ulcerative colitis?

Ulcerative colitis: Many patients with ulcerative colitis have intolerance to gluten and fat. Try lowering gluten, by decreasing wheat products in your diet. Try avoiding fatty foods, and/or adding a bile binder like Questran (cholestyramine) to your diet. The goal of diet therapy is to achieve 2 soft bowel movements daily with a bowel regimen. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are really good foods for ulcerative colitis?

Could you tell me what are really good foods for ulcerative colitis?

No specific diet: Many diets have been tested for ulcerative colitis, but there is no evidence to support any particular diet. Some people feel like certain foods bother them, but that is different for each person. So listen to your own body. But most of all, see your gastroenterologist and make sure you are on medical therapy for ulcerative colitis, because diet alone will not control colitis. ...Read more

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I have been taking cholystramine for ulcerative colitis, are there side affects?

Cholestyramine: In general, cholestyramine is a very well-tolerated drug. The most common side effects relate to the digestive tract, including constipation, abdominal pain, nausea, or vomiting. It is rare for any more serious side effects to occur. If you're having problems with the medication, contact your doctor or pharmacist. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is ulcerative colitis life threatening?

Is ulcerative colitis life threatening?

Rare: As stated already, it's actually rare to die directly from uc. The main cause of death that can be tied to uc would be cancer. Many decades of inflammation can lead to bowel cancers. Also, medications from uc are associated with a risk of lymphoma. Even if you get cancer, it may not cause death. Some of these cancers are treatable with chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery. ...Read more

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Is ulcerative colitis related to stress?

No: Symptoms of ulcerative colites may be aggravated by stress bur ulcerative colites is not caused by stress. ...Read more

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Ulcerative colitis is smoking good for it?

Ulcerative colitis: Ulcerative colitis (uc) is less prevalent among smokers, and smoking can help reduce uc flares. If you are a smoker and want to continue smoking as a treatment of uc, you may want to try smoking cessation 1st to verify associations. While smoking may help you control uc flares, it's still not healthy for you for other reasons including cancer and cardiovascular risks. Consider nicotine patches. ...Read more

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Is ulcerative colitis and diverticulitis same?

Is ulcerative colitis and diverticulitis same?

No: These are two completely separate conditions although one patient can have both diagnoses at some point in time. It is very important to have a colonoscopy and GI/surgical evaluation to make the correct diagnosis as the treatments (medical and surgical) are very different. ...Read more

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Would ulcerative colitis be an autoimmune disorder?

Would ulcerative colitis be an autoimmune disorder?

Yes: Ulcerative Colitis is classified and treated like an autoimmune disease but is not completely understood. Https://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000250.htm ...Read more

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Are ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease hereditary?

Somewhat: There are numerous families where there are children and /or grandchildren, cousins, etc. With these diseases. If both parents have ibd, the incidence is around 50% in the kids. Otherwise about 20% of patients will have a first degree relative with ibd. So you do the math! It isn't exactly hereditary, but there a familial incedence. By the way, the kids of colitis patients often have crohn's. ...Read more

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Possible reasons for bleeding from ulcerative colitis?

Possible reasons for bleeding from ulcerative colitis?

Inflammation: The inflammation on the lining of the bowel causes that lining to break down. So essentially there is injury to your body. The bleeding is a natural extension of this. The treatments are medications to correct the inflammation actually. Then, the body will naturally heal the lining of the bowel and the bleeding will stop. ...Read more

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Why is it that walking makes my ulcerative colitis worse?

Why is it that walking makes my ulcerative colitis worse?

Not intestinal: Walking per se will not make the inflammation in your colon worse. If you are having pain when you walk, it is likely that it is not related to the colon inflammation. Have you checked with a physical therapist to evaluate the pain and where it is likely coming from? ...Read more

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What are symptoms of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis?

See below: Ibd usually presents with lots of diarrhea (mucousy, bloody or just loose). Some have bad pain, cramping, nausea, wt loss etc. ...Read more

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What is the disparity between Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis?

Unclear question: If by disparity you mean "the difference between" then: ulcerative colitis affects just the large intestine (colon) and causes bloody diarrhea and abdominal pain. The inflammation is superficial on the bowel lining. Crohns causes deep inflammation through the whole bowel wall and affects anywhere in the GI tract from lips to anus. Symptoms of crohns can be more severe and can cause bowel obstruction. ...Read more

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Are hashimotos and ulcerative colitis connected? Since I have been treated for hashiis uc seems to have materialised.

Autoimmune: They are both autoimmune diseases and can co exist but are not related to each other. ...Read more

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Is PPI good in ulcerative colitis?

Is PPI good in ulcerative colitis?

No role..: PPIs work on the proton pumps in the stomach, so I don't think they'd have a role in UC. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Bolhack
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