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Could sensitive stomach be related to hidradenitis suppurativa?

Why is my stomach so sensitive in the mornings. Ive had this problem since I was a small child and I am now currently a 26 year old woman. I can not eat at all or drink much of anything when I first wake up. It will give me horrific stomach cramps and diarrhea. I also was just diagnosed with hs hidradenitis suppurativa which is an autoimmune disorder. Could this be linked?
Thu, 31 Jan 2019
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Hi,

Noted the history and understood the concerns.

Your concern about hidradenitis suppurativa being autoimmune is not true. It is said to be associated with some autoimmune disease like inflammatory bowel disease and so on.
Hence this may be related to your bowel problems since your childhood.
I would advise you the following for your bowel uissue.
Consult a Gastroenterologist for clinical evaluation and undergo investigations as suggested by him.
These can be tests of blood, specialized tests, colonoscopy and biopsy.

CT scan of abdomen.
All these help to know the cause for your bowel problems so that an appropriate treatment can help you and may help to get a cure.
As for hidradenitis suppurativa the following management can help you:
Clean the area with plain water as many times as possible.
Keep it dry.
Use loose clothes so that there will be aeration.
Apply Liquid Betadine at least once a day to avoid secondary infection.
If the medical management does not help then surgical excision helps.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. T Chandrakant,
General Surgeon
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