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Old 09-16-2003, 10:49 AM   #1
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Question Does this sound like IBS?

I am just wondering if i may have ibs. Here are my symptoms. I have gas alot, i don't really get constipated, but i always have loose bowel movements, every once in a while they will be formed, but not very often. Not only that but i get this frequent cramping more so on my left side than my right. I have been to the dr. and had 2 u/s to check my ovaries nothing was wrong. Not only that but when the cramping started, i started to get a tenderness in my lower rib cage in my back. Sometimes it will only hurt when i put pressure on it, but other times it will just ache. I have also been to the dr. for this she keeps telling me it is muscle pain but i don't belive her. Not only that but it seems like ever since this started i have been having pain when i have sex with my husband as well. I am concerned that something else may be wrong with me. My doctor did mention that i may have ibs, but she has not taken any steps in finding out if i do or not. I also have trouble eating sometimes, i am very thin. Please any advice would be great thanks.

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Old 09-16-2003, 11:17 AM   #2
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oh by the way i forgot to add a couple of things, the lst time that i had an u/s she told me that i had alot of gas that showed up. Not only that but, i burp alot as well just not the gas issue. if anyone will please respond that would be great.

Old 09-17-2003, 05:04 AM   #3
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Yeah, your symptoms point towards IBS.
BUT, since IBS is usually diagnosed by exclusion, it's wise to have a colonoscopy to rule out some of the more serious conditions that can cause similar symptoms. Then you can rest assured it's ONLY IBS you have to worry about (as if IBS weren't aggravating enough! )

Old 10-08-2003, 08:00 AM   #4
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I have some of the same symptoms as you. It all started with alot of burping--but they are horrible acid-sulfur smelling burps. So far I been diagnosed with H pylori, IBS, GERD, and Fatty Liver--which is known to cause pain on the left side. I docs tell me none of these things are related to the other-i just happen to all of them--but i dont belive this can be possible since the burping and gas/diahrrea come together. Hope this helps and if any one has any advice for me pls msg.

Ps -- i have an appt on 10/9 and am going to ask of another h pylori test and about Giardia since the Zantac he prescribed is not helping at all.
Tuesday Hayden

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