not trying to dance on the head of a pin here.....but we should maybe define "related" a little better.
It seems to me that on a larger scale almost all of the issues i have had are related in one way or another to my Crohns...so I can understand it if my Dr. makes that connection.
for example....I was having some joint pain and my left foot was dragging when I walked....problem: extremely low levels of Vit B. reason for the low B...malabsorption due the crohns. So is it related?
hair falling out....probably the drugs....drugs used to control the crohns
dry skin......possibly the drugs again
loss of feeling in the toes and some finger tips.....again they are thinking it may be a nutrition issue
anemia......when it occurs.....usually associated with bleeding from the crohns...then the anemia brings about a host of other smaller but serious issues....are the smaller issues crohns related?
Pains in my feet.....my nails getting thinner......rashes here and there.....
if i swell up from the steroids....is that crohns related?
it all seems to be like one of those big domino designs....push the first one down and watch where the trail leads.....