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left sided abdominal pain

left sided abdominal pain

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Posted by Debbie on November 16, 2000 at 12:36:50:

Hi everyone,
I am new to this board and I have been reading about abdominal pain with IBS but I haven't really heard the pain described. My pain has been coming and going since my hysterectomy 2 years ago. I have been on hormones ever since. It always happens in the morning after being on my feet for a little while. It is on the left side parallel to my navel and goes down my left side. It honestly feels like trapped gas and hurts to walk or push in on it. After a bowel movement it goes away. I may get it for a few days and then it might not happen again for 6 months. I noticed stress plays a role also. Once in a while I will get the Big D with it but usually just a very large stool. My father recently passed away, my daughter had our first grandchild and my other daughter got married, so I have had a lot of stress good and bad. I am 45 years old. I am consumed with bowel function, looking for blood, worrying about the size of stool so I know this is not helping. I have also started babysitting my grandson full time while my daughter works which has required some adjusting. I am not certain what IBS really entails. I had a sigmoidoscopy 2 years ago and all was normal. Any suggestions would be very helpful.
Thank you,
Debbie



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