A.S. Face 1544: Asif Arshad

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Hi my name is Asif Arshad and I am 22 years old.
I was diagnosed Ankylosing Spondylitis 2 months ago and
I want to know how many people have problem in their stomach also ..
Because before my AS diagnosis the doctor diagnosed me with Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
So please share your experiences guys.

15 Responses to “A.S. Face 1544: Asif Arshad”

  1. Dear Asif,
    Thank you so much for sharing your story with us.
    Sincerely Cookie

  2. Unfortunatly IBS and Celiac disease is very common in people with AS. I was also diagnosed with celiac disease 2 years before being diagnosed with AS. They don’t know why but it is linked in some way

  3. I have AS for 41 yrs. Dx’d with Irritable bowel syndrome for a long time. I take med for it and it works.

  4. Hiiii this is my story I think I forgot to explain that I am living normal life without pain n taking nicoxia (etoricoxib) medicine ..

  5. Asif: I do not have IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), but it is listed as one of the many hallmarks of Ankylosing Spondylitis. I am hopeful that someone who also has IBS will reach out to you. I wish you all the best. Welcome!

  6. hiii everyone main concern is my family is not aware that they are thinking is just like a normal pain which is i am feeling n i am a junior doctor of eye so being a doctor i can understand bt my family is not aware n i am scare if this disease will increase then what will happen to me………….

  7. I am from Pakistan i need your contact email or contact number

  8. Hi Asif, thanks for sharing on Faces. I have AS and also Dx with ulcerative colitis (& get uveitis flares from time to time). For me, the gi issues are controlled with lifestyle choices (diet, reduced stress, proper rest, exercise). In USA, it’s estimated that 10-15% of people with AS have IBD. I hope that helps. thanks again for joining Faces.

    • Sure As is realated with the inflamattory bowel disease BT not from irritable bowel syndrome .. Ibs is mentally stress disorders .. Clinically ur bowel is normal in ibs BT there is chronic diarrhoea present .. BT in IBD when we do clonoscopy there is some inflammation present ..

  9. oiam dr muneer sadiq from karachi.known paitent of AS.
    contact me at muneersadiq2003@yahoo.com.

  10. Hiii friend I would like to tell u my story n a small research on Ankylosing Spondylitis..
    Firstly I would like to introduce my self.
    My name is Asif Arshad I am from new Delhi India.
    I am an optometrist ( a junior doctor of eye.. ) currently I am working in max hospital parparganj.
    From beginning I was very active child ..I completed my degree in 2014 n join a small hospital to work then I got stomach pain n I did ultrasound doctor told me there is a stone in my kindney then I taken medicine for it.. I became OK ..
    N that after I joined max hospital on June 2014 .
    My work is very stressful at that time then I got diarrhoea .bloating constipation I seen to a gastrologist n examine my stool I found there is some bacteria in my stool name is enta ameba histolytica n for that I taken normaxin n trinidazole for 5 days .. Then I quite it .
    After that doctor did my colonoscopy on Sept 2014 n told me u have IBS ( irritable bowel syndrome) b this is due to stress ..
    I keep on my work n stop all medicine for it..
    Bt in march 2015 I got suddenly pain in my hip when I deboard from auto at welcome metro station .
    I thought that is a just muscle pulling I seen A orthopadic surgeon he advise me to an x ray n that was normal..
    Bt my pain was continuing ..
    Then I did my some blood test .
    My ESR was 30 n CRP was negative n tuberculosis negative bt my hla b 27 was positive n doctor P D Rath in max hospital patparganj diagnosed Me I have Ankylosing Spondylitis ..
    That after I go to my gastologist again n I said to please repeat my colonoscopy n he repeated it n found there is vascular telengectesia ( there is some leaking of blood from my gut n advised me if hemoglobin will get down he will do APC laser ( a type of laser to block leaking..)
    N I re examined my stool.n stool for occult blood was positive that means there is blood in my stool..
    N Guardia lambia a bectria is also present ..

    Tht is my story ..
    N my research is this first thing doctor said that is genetic bt I disagree because
    If it is genetically then there is no family history of AS..
    I agrre in that there is some factor which trigger with AS is our environmental ..
    2.,stress .
    3 . stomach upset ..
    I got AS due to IBS . ??
    Bt medical doctor will never understand this things..
    Genetic is case me hogi jab aapki family me koi history ho??
    N I noticed one thing when my stomach get disturbed my pain will increase ..
    N I am on saaz only ..

    So the most probably cause is becterial infection in gut..
    So plzz all friend read this story n share ur exeperiance n story..
    Good luck to all..

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