IBS...advice

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Ok so just looking for a bit of advice really.

I haven't actually been diagnosed with IBS as of yet, I've been having pains in my lower back and sides (that actually felt like pain in my ovaries) for the past year, I have been to the doctors numerous times with the problems I've been having, I've also been feeling very tired and I suffer with headaches on a regular basis too.

The doctors eventually referred me to the hospital, they thought it was gynae related, I recently had an op to see if I had endimitriosis or any large cysts on my ovaries, I had neither. The surgeon saw me and just said everything was fine but my bowels looked full and a bit red and swollen and to see my doctor , however I'm too embarrassed to go to the docs rolleyes seems silly I know!

I've never really thought of IBS as a problem as I have always related it with having a really upset tummy, but I'm the opposite rolleyes

I tend not to go to the loo for like two weeks then I end up taking laxatives and that just sends my tummy crazy I also hardly ever pass wind

The pains I'm having in my lower back and sides are driving me bonkers, it also really hurts to have intercourse

I know i should go to the docs, I'm just scared and embarrassed, so thought I would just seek a bit of friendly advice on the net before I go.

Thanks for reading smile

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    I'd suggest you ask your GP about a Barium follow-through test. I think the result might be quite enlightening smile
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    Ok thanks that sounds interesting smile
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    It is interesting, you just drink some slimy aniseed tasting Barium (a Chalk like substance) and they follow it through your Intestines using x-rays smile
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    Sounds rank haha

    But if it finds out what's wrong...

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    It might be worth popping along to your GP just to see if the Consultant (or whatever) has send a letter outlining his / her findings (if any) smile
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    Yeah I will do smile

    I'm just been a scaredy cat hah

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    What have you tried in terms of diet? There are a lot of foods that help you go to the toilet regularly. Keep

    away from those laxatives they will do you more harm than good.

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    I've got an extremely healthy diet, lots of fruit, veg, hardly ever eat rubbish, drink lots of water and exercise regular

    I know there not great but it's the only solution I see atm

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