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Worsening of esophageal dilatation is associated with increase in a high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) score in early systemic sclerosis-associated interstitial lung disease (Ssc-ILD). Our study cohort found that a worsening esophageal diameter was a predictor of progression of lung fibrosis determined by HRCT score in early SSc-ILD. PubMed, Clin Rheumatol, 08/15/2020. (Also see Correlation between Pulmonary Fibrosis and other Diseases or Complications and Gastrointestinal Involvement) This item was posted in the ISN Newsroom. Please check the newsroom daily for
I’ve had 2 ANA test come out positive for centromere pattern associated with limited systemic sclerosis. My problems are mainly gastrointestinal. Bloating, gases, slow digestion and abdominal pain. I feel pressure inside my stomach and abdomen. I also feel stiffness in neck and back. Rheumatologist has not diagnosed me due to no CREST signs. Never have seen signs of Raynaud's. I am very concerned. I know this disease can manifest itself differently in people. Can anyone who is suffering from this condition and is having gastrointestinal issues give me some insight regarding symptom
I have an issue that I was wondering if anyone else has or had and if anyone has any suggestions. My rheumatologist is putting in a referral to a gastroenterologist, and I'm going to see my family doctor next week to ask if she has any thoughts. Whenever I get the "urge" for a bowel movement, I often seem to have very little time to get myself to a bathroom. Either I will have to go right away, or I will have to pass gas, and I cannot physically hold onto it like I used to. So it can be embarrassing, because a sneeze or cough can send out a "toot". And the other day at work, I got an u