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Review: could Rheumatoid arthritis cause Stomach pain?

Summary: Stomach pain could be caused by Rheumatoid arthritis, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, also have Hypertension, and take Methotrexate.

We study 199,846 people who have Rheumatoid arthritis from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,180 have Stomach pain (Abdominal pain). Find out below who they are, other conditions they have and drugs they take.

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Rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (latest reports from 292,803 patients) are typically treated by Methotrexate Sodium, Enbrel, Methotrexate, Humira, Prednisone, Plaquenil.

Stomach pain

Stomach pain (latest reports from 614,522 patients) has been reported by people with birth control, high blood pressure, crohn's disease, pain, acupuncture and pain.

On Apr, 12, 2014: 199,829 people who have rheumatoid arthritis are studied. Among them, 2,180 (1.09%) have Stomach Pain. They amount to 0.36% of all the 613,286 people who have Stomach Pain on eHealthMe.

Trend of Stomach pain in rheumatoid arthritis reports

Gender of people who have rheumatoid arthritis and experienced Stomach pain * :

Stomach pain80.84%19.16%

Age of people who have rheumatoid arthritis and experienced Stomach pain * :

Stomach pain0.00%0.39%0.51%2.48%7.24%15.50%28.25%45.67%

Severity of the symptom * :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Stomach pain0.00%37.50%50.00%12.50%

Top co-existing conditions for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (346 people, 15.87%)
  2. Pain (292 people, 13.39%)
  3. Prophylaxis (179 people, 8.21%)
  4. Osteoporosis (176 people, 8.07%)
  5. Depression (111 people, 5.09%)
  6. Vitamin supplementation (100 people, 4.59%)
  7. Blood cholesterol increased (100 people, 4.59%)
  8. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (83 people, 3.81%)
  9. Diabetes mellitus (76 people, 3.49%)
  10. Hypothyroidism (73 people, 3.35%)

Most common drugs used by these people * :

  1. Methotrexate (1,417 people, 65.00%)
  2. Humira (1,214 people, 55.69%)
  3. Enbrel (700 people, 32.11%)
  4. Folic acid (684 people, 31.38%)
  5. Prednisone (562 people, 25.78%)
  6. Prednisolone (429 people, 19.68%)
  7. Remicade (400 people, 18.35%)
  8. Arava (322 people, 14.77%)
  9. Omeprazole (231 people, 10.60%)
  10. Voltaren (179 people, 8.21%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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  • Kathy on Jun, 17, 2011:

    I have been in plaqueniL for two years and have been clinically diagnosed with diverticulosis. I also have been on aleve and iron. My best friend is on it too, she is in the hospital with bleeding ulcer. My father who was on it plus other drugs was riddled with diverticulitis, had a colon resection, Died from other complications. Is this just a coincidence, Our age,all over 60, Or iis there really a problem when taking plaqueniL with other drugs?


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Related condition

- Rheumatoid arthritis (196,866 reports)


Related symptom

- Stomach Pain


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