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Old 05-20-2002, 02:29 PM   #1
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IBS - Help Need Answers

I have just been browsing around the message boards and came accross the IBS issues and OMG !!! This is soooooooo me. Actually have suffered from these attacks every once in a while for the past 10 years or so... NEVER knew there was an actual name for it !!!

Can anyone give me more info on this... How often does it happen? How long does it last? Is it something that could be dangerous over time? Also, could this cause any kind of pain in the Kidney area? Any other information you may have would be greatly appreciated....

Thanks sooooooooooo much.<p>[This message has been edited by HDChick10 (edited 05-20-2002).]

 
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Old 05-20-2002, 10:12 PM   #2
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Re: IBS - Help Need Answers

Dear HDChick,

I believe it is very important that you talk to your doctor about your problems. It is my belief that the majority of people on this board have been diagnosed with IBS. It is a very difficult condition to diagnose since there are many other GI disorders that can mimic IBS. I am also under the impression that the level and severity of IBS varies from person to person. Some people report having bouts once in a while, while others like myself suffer from the pain day and night. The level of pain also varies from slight discomfort to pain equivalent or worse than labour pain. The first thing to do, if you are having GI problems, would be to talk to your doctor and get the necessary tests done. I wish you good luck in your search for answers.

Cheers, Raju.

 
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