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Hi, I've recently been diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis after years of pain in my back, hips and legs. MRI was finally approved & showed sacroiliitis which led to positive blood test for HLA-B27. I'm wondering how common it is to have Crohn's as well. I've read that they are often found together. I've had years of abdominal, rib cage and back pain, cramping, gas, constipation and occasional diarrhea. I've learned to stay away from popcorn, seeds, raw veggies which seem to aggravate the pain. My GI says it's GERD and IBS, but I haven't seen him since the AS diagnosis. I'm about to start Humira for the AS, which I understand is also used to treat crohns. Does anyone else have both of these conditions? I'm wondering if there is any use in asking my GI for tests when the Humira could address both? Thanks for your advice!
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