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joint pain/ulcerative colits

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  • Posted By: mombal
  • November 2, 2006
  • 05:51 AM

I am 20 years old and have been dx'd with colitis for 2 years. I know that joint pain is a by product of having colits. But my "weird stuff" started when I was about 14. At the time I was very active in sports. I first began having problems with one of my shoulders. It makes a hard pop when I pull my arm across my chest. I went to see "the leading sports doctor" in my area that tx's baseball players, he had no idea why my shoulder would pop, never seen it before. I next started having problems with my knees. Went to see the leading knee dr. I had a MRI that showed that on one of my patella's there was a small piece of bone that seemed to be missing. The Dr. had two suggestions, have surgery and try and repair it with questionable results or just wait and see. I chose to wait and see. About a year after that I noticed a small bump on my left scapula that had not been there before. Had a CT scan that showed a calcification. The Dr. didn't have a clue why it developed. I have pain in my elbows, and occassionally the joints in my hands swell and become stiff. I try to run and lift weights but I am really tired most of the time. I have had lab work done that is normal. It is really frustrating to me that there are no answers. Would be interested in knowing if anyone else has had these kind of problems. Thanks

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  • I have stomach problems as well. I have something called Celiac Disease which gives you awful sotmach pains and other bad GI symptoms. I too have been suffering brutal joint pain symptoms in my knees, and fingers. My fingers go numb and tingle. They even turn cold and purple; which means im losing circulation. My friend who has colits also has joint pains. So people with stomach problems have been having joint problems as well.
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