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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
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