I'm not sure if the pain in your legs is in the front or the back in the calf, but if it's in the calves, definitely get a doppler to check your legs for blood clots. Inflammatory bowel disease increases our risk of getting clots. I've had two clots in my right leg in the last year.
Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis 2005
Meds: Asacol & 6MP
masscs, by no means am I happy that this happened to you but it's reassuring to know I am not alone in this problem. UC IS a contributor to increased liklihood of DVT. Right after getting diagnosed (and being bed ridden for 6 weeks) I had a clot in my calf. Being relatively young I was ignorant and thought it was a pulled muscle and kept working, traveling, exercising, etc. Then I had stabbing pains in my chest for over a month. I never told my GI doctor about
my calf pain until it was almost too late. She couldn't figure out why I was having chest pain until I finally mentioned my calf still hurt. I learned you have to tell your doctor about
everything, even though it might not seem related to you. I was a walking time bomb with 2 pulmonary embolisms. UC sucks, but that you can die from!
34 yr old female
Diagnosed with Pancolitis in 1/2007
Baby due 3/2009
Meds:1600 mg Asacol a day, Ferrex, Pre-Natal Vitamins, Lovenox, on and off Prednisone (40 mg then taper)