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Re: Not sure if it's IBS...Please Help

Re: Not sure if it's IBS...Please Help

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Posted by Angie E on December 12, 2000 at 09:08:16:

In Reply to: Not sure if it's IBS...Please Help posted by JG on December 12, 2000 at 02:49:34:

: I have been suffering from abdominal pain for about a year, now.
: My doctor was certain that it was an ulcer. After the many testes conducted, they couldn't find anything.
: As a last resort, my doctor told me that I have IBS.
: This was two weeks ago.
: My symptoms are as follow:
: Abdominal pain, at least twice a day. Heartburn. No diarrhea, and no constipation.

: Can someone please relate to this or provide helpful information, as I am not even sure what I have?????

: Many thanks,

: JG


With no diarrhea and no constipation, I would really question his diagnosis...Did he mention GERD or Gastro Esophogal Reflux Disease? My ex-husband has that. Abdominal pain, severe heartburn. He has to sit up after meals and he burps alot. It seems to be worse at night for some reason. I don't know if it being worse at night is a symptom or not. My ex thought he had an ulcer as well and tests showed nothing. They gave him a mediciation for GERD and it helped considerably. I can't remember what he was given, but I'm sure Harry can help with this one. I'm not sure what the symptoms are for gallbladder, but that is something I would check into as well, unless you've already been tested for that. Good Luck!
Angie E



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