Crohn's in the TI and arthritis

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   Posted 10/12/2007 12:53 PM (GMT -7)   
How many of you with crohn's confined to the TI also have extra-intestinal issues like arthritis?

30+ years living with Crohn's.

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   Posted 10/12/2007 1:30 PM (GMT -7)   
My crohn's is only in the small intestine and I now have a form of spondyloarthritis. I am having reoccuring tendinitis in my hands and feet. I have very painful bone spurs forming where the tendin is pulling on the bone. I need surgery on one of the spurs but I don't have a job or insurance right now so I'm just suffering with it.

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   Posted 10/12/2007 3:23 PM (GMT -7)   
i've got arthritis in my fingers and knees and developed tendonitis in my elbow. and yes i have crohn's in my ti

38 yrs old male. dx with cd of ileum June 2006.
3 feet of large intestine and 1 1/2 feet of small intestine removed because of complications from diverticulitis (fall '03) i.e. hartman's surgery(starting to wonder if i was misdiagonized and was actually CD)
med. : 100mg imuran ,remicade Dec.06 every 6 weeks
 arthritis in fingers and knees

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   Posted 10/12/2007 3:48 PM (GMT -7)   
I do...well had TI issues I had the effected part removed but a few measly months later and now a fistula....Arthritis in the past 20 yrs was my biggest complaint for the majority of the time
Dx with Crohn's 1987, symptoms as early as 1984.
Temp iliostomy February 2007, reversed June 2007, Ovarian cysts, migraines, allergies (incl food allergies) , oral allergy syndrome (diff than true food allergies), Asthma, Gall Bladder removed 1999, Inguenal hernia 1987

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   Posted 10/12/2007 3:59 PM (GMT -7)   
CD in the TI only. Spondyloarthropathy and enthesopathy. I also have inflammatory erosive osteoarthritis. The extraintestinal manifestations I have or have had of CD which my docs have directly linked are 1) avascular necrosis of both femoral heads, 2) small fiber peripheral neuropathy in both feet and up left leg; 3) spondyloarthropathy; 4) iritis, 5) multiple kidney stones, 6) asthma and bronchitis
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CD, Ankylosing Spondylitis, small fiber peripheral neuropathy, avascular necrosis, diffuse connective tissue disease, Sjogren's Syndrome ?

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   Posted 10/12/2007 7:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for responding. I have had joint issues for years, but early on tests didn't show any deterioration in the joint, and my doc said it probably wasn't related to CD because mine is confined to the TI, so I have always just lived with it.

I am gradually growing convinced of the connection though. I ache all the time and there's always at least one joint that is too painful to bear weight etc.

30+ years living with Crohn's.

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   Posted 10/13/2007 2:18 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi I have CD and Osteoarthritis.
Hi, I am teddybearweiser, I am a male.
I was diagnosed with crohns disease when i was admitted to the hospital
in 1992, in Jan of 1993 I was back in the hospital for surgery for my crohns. I had part of my right colon resectioned with ilecolonstomy.
 My GI doctor has me on Asacol, Dicyclomine,Imuran,Celebrex and Remicade. B-12 injection once a month.
My Internest doctor has me on Lisnopril-HTCZ and Folic Acid. Diagnosed
with Osteoarthritis July 2007

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   Posted 10/13/2007 8:20 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi and yes i have Arthritis too, in my knee and shoulder it seems to be a common thing in people with Crohns. When i get my Remicade Infusion, I talk to quite a few people with Crohns and i always here the same thing, they have Arthritis. It seems like there's always something else goes with this awful disease.

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   Posted 10/13/2007 9:21 AM (GMT -7)   
I've been Dx with Spondyloarthropathy and Enthesopathy too. My joint problems have almost always been worse than my gut and there is now some question as to whether my gut problems are actually caused by Crohn's or by the Spondylitis. Although all of the Docs agree that I do have a gut problem, they tell me that it's not significant enough to call CD.
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