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Loose stools, blood in stools. Having lower backpain, rheumatoid arthritis, pain in foot after dislocation. Suggestions?

my friend for the last 3 weeks as had loose stools and bllod in them now he has pain in the left side of the lower back he also has rhumatiod arthritis for the last 11 years lots of operations last year dislocated his right foot and still in alot of pain foot still in cast please let me know what you think is wrong and how can i advise him
Asked On : Fri, 1 Mar 2013
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Thank you for the query.

Rheumatoid arthritis like symptoms can appear many years before intestinal manifestation of Crohns disease. Main symptoms of Crohns disease are loose stools, blood in the stool, mucus in the stool, weight loss, bloating.
Crohns disease is a kind of issue where host immune system destroys particular tissues in own body. That is why joint pains and skin lesions can appear.

I suggest your friend to visit gastrologist. Stool tests and colonoscopy should be done.

Hope this will help.
Answered: Fri, 30 Aug 2013
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