Doc, My Tummy Aches and My Joints Hurt! Is there a Connection

Inflammatory disease of the bowel- regional enteritis (Crohn’s disease) and ulcerative colitis- are often associated with arthritis. This occurs because inflammation in the bowel and the joints may share a common immunological abnormality. Patients can present with abdominal pain, weight loss, and diarrhea. Clinically, the arthritis that accompanies inflammatory bowel disease occurs in two different Continue reading