Desperate to figure out what is wrong. Please help!

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Back in Oct around ovulatio I was woken up

at 3 am with extreme nausea followed by severe stomach burning. Thought it was stomach flu. Nausea left within minutes but burning stayed. Over 3 days it was on and off w/wave of nausea followed by burning. Yogurt or food would calm the burn. I was severely bloated and passing gas like never before in my life. Suddenly I started getting stabbing pains over right ovary and that evolved into radiating pain to thigh, back, under rib. This also includes constipation with weird soft bms (when I strain to get it out). Then pain started in left ovary. I was certain it was ovarian cysts but I had pelvic ultrasound (internal and external) and the report says everything is normal. No fibroids and no cysts. Yet my gyno said she felt something during pelvic exam. As my menstrual cycle was coming to an end I had less bloat but intermittent pain still present. 2 days after that the pain is less (mainly in hip) but now the bloat is back. Doc says we can do colonoscopy as a next step. He gave me a med to clear out colon to see if it helps.

Does this sound at all like IBS to anyone or should I be looking at something else? I have no idea what to do. It all hit so suddenly.

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    It could be IBS, but I would go back to your doctor and clarify what exactly your gyno felt when she examined you.

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    Hi Sarah,this sounds very much like ibs ,however from what your gyno has said about feeling a lump ,i would go back and see her and ask her about this lump and i would also suggest you see your doctor about if you do have ibs and ask him/her to have tests done to confirm /deny whether you ibs or something else

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    Hi Sarah, oh no poor you, that sounds really grim. IBS is worse in women at some points during the month, then stress, anxiety etc can trigger ibs flare up or being female! I would take the camera there not pleasant but will rule things wrong with your bowel either in or out. Good luck, i have one coming up to, we'll compare notes?!

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    Hey sarah, burning sensation which relieved by eating food, Nausea and excesssive gas with bloating quite sounds like gastritis, stomach issue, pain can be due to excessive gas. I am sure at that time ur stomach would hv felt full with little amount of food, It is better u should get checked with your family physician, Upper GI endoscopy might help....But by that time u can try over the counter ranitidine (75mg) on empty stomach every morning and can see if it helps, If that doesn't help then u can exclude gastritis.

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