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I'm new here and hoping you guys can give me some insight.
For the last few years i've had hip / sacroiliac pain that has been slowly getting worse. In the last 8 months it has peaked and now i also have pain in my knees and hands, which resembles carpal tunnel pain. it's worse in the morning and after walking or standing for more than a few minutes. When it's bad i can barely walk up stairs or drive. Physio didn't help, NSAIDs and codeine don't help, the only thing so far has been corticosteroid injections, which have been magic!!
After pushing my gp for a year i got referred to a rheumatologist who thought it might have been enteropathic arthritis due to family history of UC and ruling out rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia. I didn't consider i might have had UC until now... i've always had dodgy bowels! Thought it was ibs... i've been hospitalised twice for severe constipation, and generally it's either diarrhoea, loose stools or rock hard, almost always with lots and lots of mucus, but no blood. Frequent left side tenderness or pain.
So my question is... do you think this sounds like early or mild UC? Anyone experience anything similar?
Thanks in advance...
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