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Question: crohn's, colitis, and sor throats


 shabbychic - Sat Aug 04, 2007 10:45 pm

Hello,I am a woman in my late 50s with a question.
Can anyone tell me if crohn's or colitis can cause sore throats, My throat looks like it has ulcers on it and they seem to be weeping a whitish discharge. I have gone to my doctor who said the lab test indicated that it isn't strep. This problem with my throat has been going on for about 6 mths. I do have colitis and the two seem to bother me at the same time. I have been on ampicillin for another problem but this did not help my throat. Since my doctor did not give me any indication what it could be I decided to ask here. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Besides ongoing colitis problems, I am a lung cancer survivor of many years. Hope someone can advise.
thank you
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Wed Aug 08, 2007 12:35 am

User avatar Hi Shabbychic,

It would be unusual for ulcerative colitis to cause this problem; however, Crohn's disease can affect the entire GI tract including the esophagus and upper GI tract. Another possibility is a condition called Behcet's syndrome.

It may be helpful for you to see a GI specialist to be evaluated and get some treatment options.

Best wishes.

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