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Is it possible to have different reactions to different foods (or whatever) that causes IBS to feel different?
I've always had IBS and I didn't need to be diagnosed at first. I knew with certain foods (mainly greasy like McDonalds) that I would get some bad cramps in my lower central abdomen for 1-2 minutes, have very bad watery diarrhea and then would be perfectly normal again. Nothing I couldn't handle and it happened maybe once a month.
Lately I've been having a burning sensation on my right side, all the way from my upper right quandrant (they thought GB at first) through my right flank and sometimes even down into my right groin. I've had diarrhea every day (not watery, but looser stools) 1 to 2 times a day - actually feels like it comes out solid but when I look in the toilet it's broken apart. No sense of urgency and 95% of the time it feels like I've completely evacuated when finished. The pain is gone in the mornings and seems to progress throughout the day, sometimes getting better. I don't notice a difference in the burning after a bowel movement.
2 years ago I had an upper GI (barium swallow) with small bowel follow through, an ultrasound and a HIDA scan. By the time the tests were done, the pain had gone away and I felt perfectly fine again (HIDA scan DID some back "abnormal" with a ejection fraction of 98%). They weren't sure if that was the problem however, due to the "pain" not being concentrated in the URQ. About a month ago it started up again, but no where near as bad as 2 years ago. So far, I've had the routine bloodwork, a stool sample and an ultrasound. All is clear at this point (no inflammation, no blood, pancreas/liver/kidneys fine, no gallstones or wall thickening). So I feel like my GI is going to learn towards IBS.
But this IBS is different then what I would call my "typical" IBS. Is is possible to react differently to different things?
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