sudden excruciating pain
I'm new here, and am hoping others can relate to what I'm feeling and the PAIN. My doctor recently told me I have ibs. I have had the horrible bloating and constipation since I was a teenager, especially after I eat, but can occur anytime.
A few years ago, I suddenly had this menstrual-like cramping in my pelvic area, it went around to my back and then down my inner thigh and all this was occuring more on my left side than right. The pain became so intense in a short time that I had to lie down, it was like labor pains. Horrible, brought tears to my eyes and all I could do was moan until it passed, which took about an hour. I could not move the pain was so intense. During this time of pain, I had horrible pressure on my rectum and pelvic area. As I said, like I was in labor. I had my kids naturally, so I know exactly what this feels like!
The last few times this has happened(and it may not happen for 3 or 4 months, or it may happen 3 days in a row......) the pressure on my rectum during this excruciating pain has made me get my husband to help me up off the bed and into the bathroom. I did have a bowel movement, and gradually the pain subsided, although not immediately. It happened 3 days in a row, with no warning. And I'm not feeling bloated prior to these painful episodes.
I talked to my doctor, and he said that it was ibs. I tried to explain to him that it feels more like my uterus contracting horribly than my intestines causing pain. But he insists it is ibs.
Does ANYONE else have this kind of pain?? I've been searching for answers to the pain on the internet, and can't find a similiar pain associated with ibs anywhere.
Thanks for any replies.