Re: Is this IBS or colon cancer???????????
You need to get to the doctor for a barium enema. I was having severe pains occassionally on the left side. I finally had a sigmoidescope and barium enema in October. I was diagnosed with diverticulosis. It is small pouches in the colon. It always shows up with pain in the left side of the abdomen. My pain gets so bad that even when riding in a car and I hit a small bump it radiates throughout my entire body. It is very tender to the touch. It hits when I eat anything that I shouldn't or am going through extreme stress. If you do have it you should not eat any nuts, seeds of any type (including berries with seeds, cucumbers, tomatoes), corn, popcorn. These seeds can get stuck in the pouches and cause an infection.
Please get to the doctor soon for these tests. It could mean the difference from pain and a normal life.