Do you have any idea what her base problem could be? What is the primary cause of all of her inflammatory problems. The doctors here are at a loss to figure it out. We have seen specialists in multiple fields but none agree on what is driving her illness. I have spent hundreds of hours reading medical journals and I can find nothing that links ALL of her symptoms. Michael, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
A. Pancreatitis is a known, although rare, complication of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), including ulcerative colitis. And according to this article on Fibromyalgia in inflammatory bowel disease, fibromyalgia is common in IBD.
I'm not sure what that has to do with the numbness in her arm and face or how it all relates to her strep infections, but if you aren't getting answers from the doctors that you are seeing, then you may need a second opinion from another group of Pediatric specialists.
Some good places to go for a second opinion, especially if there are limited pediatric specialists in your area, include: