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Suggest medication for ulcerative colitis

Hello, I have UC and unfortunately have to use the rest room often. Lately I have noticed that when I poop or even when I feel I need to poop I get a pain in my leg. It feels like it runs down the back of my leg from my buttocks to my calf. Sometimes from the inside of my leg down also. Is this something I should be concerned about? Thank you
Sat, 22 Mar 2014
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Hi.
UC causes inflammation of the inside of abdomen from where the nerves go down.
There is some reflex relation between the UC and backache and lower limb pain.
You might have noticed that the pain must be reducing after you pass the poof.
If so , nothing much to worry.
IF the pain is severe and not relieved, better to have an MRI of the lower spine on a safer side.
Consult a Gastro Doctor for treatment of UC.
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Suggest medication for ulcerative colitis

Hi. UC causes inflammation of the inside of abdomen from where the nerves go down. There is some reflex relation between the UC and backache and lower limb pain. You might have noticed that the pain must be reducing after you pass the poof. If so , nothing much to worry. IF the pain is severe and not relieved, better to have an MRI of the lower spine on a safer side. Consult a Gastro Doctor for treatment of UC.