Doctor Isakova: joint pain and stomatitis can be a sign of intestinal problems, doctor Alisova told how to identify the disease

Doctor Isakova: joint pain and stomatitis can be a sign of intestinal problems, doctor Alisova told how to identify the disease

Ulcerative colitis and diseaseCrohn's is an intestinal disease that belongs to the inflammatory group. Their main symptoms are abdominal pain and diarrhea, but sometimes the diseases can occur atypically, Suna Isakova, an oncologist and medical expert at the medical company SberZdorovye, told Gazeta.Ru about this.

For example, One of the symptoms may be aphthous stomatitis, when painful ulcers appear on the oral mucosa.

“The exact cause of the appearance of aphthous stomatitis against the background of intestinal diseases is still unknown, but is presumably associated with damage to body tissues similar in structure – the oral mucosa and gastrointestinal tract. In rare cases, atypical manifestations of ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease may include redness of the eyes, decreased vision, pain in the joints – the reasons for the appearance of these symptoms are unknown,” explained Isakova.
A thorough questioning and examination of the patient helps the doctor diagnose intestinal pathology against the background of atypical symptoms . If inflammatory bowel diseases are not identified, they can lead to the development of infectious pathology – intestinal abscess, perforation, and, as a consequence, peritonitis.

“Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are two different chronic inflammatory bowel diseases that can significantly affect the quality of life and health of patients,” says gastroenterologist Alexandra Alisova specifically for MedicForum.
Alisova spoke about the symptoms of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis:

Symptoms of Crohn's disease:

  • Abdominal pain:usually occurs in the right lower quadrant of the abdomen, but can be localized to any area of ​​the abdomen.
  • Diarrhea:often with blood or mucus. May be unpredictable and not necessarily related to food intake.
  • Fatigue:often accompanied by general weakness, tiredness and loss of energy.
  • Loss of appetite and weight:Patients may experience loss of appetite and weight loss due to abdominal pain, diarrhea and general malaise.
  • Fever: may occur during an exacerbation of the disease.
  • Perianal symptoms:include pain, itching, fistulas, abscesses and mucus from the rectum.
  • Involvement of extraintestinal organs:may include inflammation of the joints (arthritis), skin (erythema) and eyes ( episcleritis).

Symptoms of ulcerative colitis:

  • Bloody diarrhea: one of the most characteristic symptoms ulcerative colitis. Patients may experience frequent urge to defecate.
  • Abdominal pain:usually occurs in the lower abdomen, but can be localized to various areas.
  • Feeling of dissatisfaction after bowel movement:Patients may feel that they cannot completely empty themselves after going to the toilet.
  • Fatigue: accompanied by general weakness and tiredness.
  • < li>Loss of appetite and weight:possible due to decreased appetite and frequent diarrhea.

  • Fever:may occur during an exacerbation of the disease.

“These symptoms may occur to varying degrees of severity in different patients and may change over time, depending on the activity of the disease. It is important to see a doctor for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment.”

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