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What kind of joint pain does ulcerative colitis cause?

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Dr. Jonah Essers
Pediatrics - Gastroenterology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Jonah Essers
Dr. Jonah Essers
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

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Ulcerative colitis causes an inflammatory arthritis mainly in the large joints of the lower extremities.
If the hla-b27 antigen is present, it may also be associated with an inflammatory arthritis of the spine.

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Ulcerative colitis causes an inflammatory arthritis mainly in the large joints of the lower extremities.
If the hla-b27 antigen is present, it may also be associated with an inflammatory arthritis of the spine.
Dr. Ronald Krauser
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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