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Doctor insights on: Relationship Between Ulcerative Colitis And Psoriatic Arthritis

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I'm diagnosed with severe ulcerative colitis and also severe psoriasis. Is there any connection?

I'm diagnosed with severe ulcerative colitis and also severe psoriasis. Is there any connection?

Yes!: People with uc have increased rates of psoriasis have much greater rates of uc and crohn's. Bywater, an english physician, recognized this in the 1960's. There is a strong immune link! ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

A condition where there is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


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Have ulcerative colitis. Taking Lialda for four years. Can I take Celebrex (celecoxib) for arthritis pain? I know I can't use aspirin or ibuprofen.

Have ulcerative colitis. Taking Lialda for four years. Can I take Celebrex (celecoxib) for arthritis pain? I know I can't use aspirin or ibuprofen.

Yes for short time: If your IBD is in remission then, you can use Celebrex (celecoxib) for up to 14 days without risk to your IBD. Otherwise, no there is a contraindication against the drug. ...Read more

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Is there a relationship beteeen ulcerative colitis and psuedo tumors?

Yes: Normal mucosa protrudes between ulcer areas in ulcerative colitis , which look like polyps really they are not polyps, called pseudo (false ) polyps or tumors. ...Read more

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After ulcerative colitis jpouch surgery is it norm to get acute artheritis?

After ulcerative colitis jpouch surgery is it norm to get acute artheritis?

Arthritis : Acute arthritis after j pouch surgery for ulcerative colitis is seen in a small number of patients. Though not very common it is reported and can affect multiple joints or few joints. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me if there is any connection between ulcerative colitis and high ocular pressure?

Can someone tell me if  there is any connection between ulcerative colitis and high ocular pressure?

Uveitis: The connection is that uveitis is seen with uc and crohn's. This is diagnosed by an ophalmologist and this doctor will need to do a slit lamp exam. Uveitis is a rare manifestation of uc and crohns though. ...Read more

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Is it possible that there is a connection between my ulcerative colitis and 2-3 inch lesion on my spleen?

Is it possible that there is a connection between my ulcerative colitis and 2-3 inch lesion on my spleen?

Hyposplenism: As far as I'm aware the only association is hyposplenism. You should direct your questions to a good GI doctor. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between psoriatic arthritis and heart disease?

Is there a connection between psoriatic arthritis and heart disease?

Yes : People with psoriasis (including psoriatic arthritis) have higher incidence of metabolic syndrome, diabetes, hyperglycemia, hypertension and obesity, all risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Atherosclerosis, presumably due to the inflammatory nature of the condition is more common in pa. There is some evidence suggesting anti-tnf therapy lowers the cardiovascular risk in patients with pa. ...Read more

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My 18 year old daughter has Raynauds and psoriatic arthritis. Is there a connection?

My 18 year old daughter has Raynauds and psoriatic arthritis. Is there a connection?

Possibly: Raynaud phenomenon can occur in the absence of known illness. It has also been linked to more than a dozen aliments, many of which have an auto immune feature like psoriatic arthritis. ...Read more

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Y cnt pouch surgery b suitable for al ulcerative colitis patients what's the main reasons?

Y cnt pouch surgery b suitable for al ulcerative colitis patients what's the main reasons?

Discuss surgery: For ulcerative colitis surgery options talk to a surgeon. Removal of the entire colon with colostomy is one option. This removes the colon but you have a colostomy. Reconstruction of a colon after the ulcerative colitis is why you want to spend time discussing all options and what to expect. For some patients you may expect to have 4-6 bm's daily after reconstruction. ...Read more

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Can you get a flare up of ulcerative colitis?

Can you get a flare up of ulcerative colitis?

Absolutely: Flares of ulcerative colitis(uc) are quite common and can be brought on by other illness (cold, flu, etc), medications (ibuprofen, aspirin, alleve, etc), missing doses of your uc meds and sometimes for no apparent reason. ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods can I eat with ulcerative colitis?

I am assuming: Your colitis is in remission; anything you want that is generally healthy; many tho are more sensitive to dairy products so might be wise to avoid milk, ice cream, cheeses. If you are in flare a more bland diet with less fiber is best. Check with the doctor managing your colitis and meds. ...Read more

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Thoughts on fasting to help treat an ulcerative colitis flare?

Thoughts on fasting to help treat an ulcerative colitis flare?

Food deprivation...: ...is not the recommended approach to treat a flare of inflammatory bowel disease. Please see your doctor right away for the correct therapy. Under-treating your flare so that it worsens puts your life at risk! ...Read more

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What is the best medicine for ulcerative colitis disease so far?

Messlamines: This is still the most commonly prescribed and safest long-term medication to be used to treat uc. Important to be compliant and remain on them. There are several brands - ask your doctor to see which one is best for you. ...Read more

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I've got ulcerative colitis. I need some advice on how to manage it..

I've got ulcerative colitis. I need some advice on how to manage it..

Find the right docto: Ulcerative colitis can have only mild symptoms or it can have devastating bleeding, pain, diarrhea and other complication. Fundamental, to managing your uc is to find the right doctor - someone who specializes in inflammatory bowel diseases. Managing the disease means eating healthfully, taking the prescribed medication and having frequent check-ups. Good luck peter wilk, md. ...Read more

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What is the difference between ulcerative colitis and regular colitis?

Colitis is a: general term for inflammation of the colon and can be due to many thing including vascular or blood supply problems, infections and idiopathic meaning not a clear cause. Ulcerative colitis is a very specific term that refers to one of the inflammatory bowel diseases in the colitis category . Diagnosis and management of each form of colitis is quite different as is the prognosis, so may sure your i ...Read more

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Can you please tell me the options for someone with ulcerative colitis?

Medical treatment: Is successful in majority of cases. If you develop complications such as bleeding, perforation, cancer, or intractability despite optimum medical treatment, then surgery might become necessary. ...Read more

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Can you have ulcerative colitis so mild that you dont even know you have it?

Can you have ulcerative colitis so mild that you dont even know you have it?

Degrees of severity: Yes. UC can go into remission, usually with the aid of medications but sometimes on its own. It is still very important to follow closely with your gastroenterologist even if asymptomatic as flares can still occur and you will need periodic colonoscopy to ensure no polyps or cancer. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Psoriasis (Definition)

An autoimmune disease involving the skin, nails, and occasionally the joints. It is not contagious. There are several types of skin lesions, most common variety being large red scaly itchy plaques on extensor surfaces such as elbows and knees. Psoriasis can be controlled by a wide variety of medications, but a cure has ...Read more


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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