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Hi everyone! Ihave a question . I have U C for 21 years. But lately my hands and feet are itching and burning with some swelling--does anyone have any idea what might be causing it? I would appreciate any input youcan give me . Thanks Shirley
 
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I have the same thing too!I though it was a kind of bacterial infection.Does your hands and feet become red and purple too?I went to a doctor and she said something about nerves and the vascular system...
I will find out about this.I am planning on going to some specialist she recommended. You should know that syrves show that people with IBS very often have something called "irritable body".
 

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Hi Sammysue! I do not have UC (I'm IBS-D) but regarding itching hands and feet...my sister has this symptom after eating shellfish. Her doctor advised her to get tested for allergies to shellfish. Which she tested positive. Have you ever tried to take a over the counter allergy medicine for the itching (like Benedryl)?? Just a thought!! Good luck!!
 

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Sammysue,Some medications we take for spsams and many other things can cause itching. I may be a matter of changing the dose, or trying another medication. Have you started anything new recently. Check the side effect. I would be happy to help you do that if you need it.Linda
 
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Shirley,I'm not sure how to help - but i get really itchy legs from time to time! Drives me mad - sometimes i itch so much it makes them really sore and bleeding! I wish i knew what caused it - i can't seem to pin it down to anything?annoying isn't it?irritable bowels - irritable legs - irritable me!!!
 
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