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Please do excuse if a discussion already exists for this, but I didn't find one in a search. Maybe someone has had a similar issue and knows what it is and/or how to cure it? Have had this issue for decades and have seen countless specialists who only conclude it is "Irritable Bowel Syndrome" with no known cause or remedy. The symptoms vary in kind and degree, but it is very chronic and steady. At it's worst, it can feel like there are thorny stickers filling up my lower abdomen (bladder?), with a feeling that I can only describe as a "sore throat" down my urethra. Sometimes there is just a general inflammation feeling or bloating, but it seems to rise up through my skin throughout lower abdominal, pelvic and groin regions. There is also a sensation like there' s literally a rubber band wrapped around my scrotum and rectum. Also, it can feel like there is jock itch (or yeast infection?) but doctors rule this out saying there is no actual infection despite the symptoms. Nothing abnormal in countless lab tests, ultrasounds, xrays, upper G.I., and two cystoscopies. There were two times it felt like I got it cured: once I was prescribed amoxicillin for eye infection, and another time I took some probiotics: the areas seemed to warm up comfortably and "heal" completely for a few days, but then gradually the symptoms returned and repeat of these treatments had no effect whatsoever. The tightness in the pelvic region can almost feel like the tissue (internal and external) is a sickly cold causing everything to shrink up to stay closer to my body heat. The only relief seems to come from a bowel movement, which leaves me with a temporary relief (like the region has been liberated from a toxic irritant, with a pleasant draining feeling in the urethra) and suddenly I am bulging, and I mean hung (literally) like Ron Jeremy with my balls dangling comfortably low (Sorry to be so graphic). But if the BM does not feel complete, none of this relief happens at all. I've tried to stay away from foods that might upset like heavy grains/gluten, and have even tried a "cleanse" to treat possible candida imbalance, but the relief is not consistent (or I haven't had months of patience that's required?). I always tried to eliminate things that might cause allergic reactions (like avoiding any detergents with paraben, but no improvement. Any tips would be so appreciated.
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