I haven't heard of Sjogren's being involved in anything like a bowel blockage -- but I do know it can effect internal organs. Most of the people who've come to this board have only mentioned issues with eyes, nose, mouth & ears. And one or two with vaginal dryness.
Was your mother's Sjogren's diagnosed by a rheumatologist? Since it's an auto-immune disease, that is who is best qualified to tell you if the bowel issues are Sjogren's related.
I really haven't heard of Sjogren's causing people to loose teeth or eyes, although I could understand that happening after a long period of time if left untreated.
(And yes, a colostomy is often used to give the large intestine and/or bowels a "rest", or chance to heal, and then later reversed. My mother had a bad bout of colitis and had a colostomy for about
8 months before they reversed hers -- way back in the 70's!)
Please keep us posted when you find out more about
this -- would like to have more information to share with people down the road. Sorry I can't be of more help.
Lynnwood, Lupus & Sjogren's Moderator, Dx: 2002DIAGNOSING LUPUS & HW's LUPUS 101
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