Is it IBS? What are your pain areas??

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Hi all,

I have been posting on other groups for a while now. Long story short is that I have been having upper left pains under my ribs that radiate around into my ribs at the back. I have upper right pains that radiate into my shoulder. I have lower back pains. I have pains in my lower abdomen. To an inch right of my belly button. Then it moves to and inch left of my belly button. I have stabbing below my belly button too.

I am windy, bloated. I have had loose stools for the past 7 months. These are ribbon thin, ragged edges but normal stool colour. Sometimes they may go a little lighter if the pain on my right has been bad. My weight fluctuates badly. I can be 8 and 1/2 stone one day and 9 stone the next. My weight day by day fluctuates by 2-3kgs. I can loose weight really fast. But really struggle to put any on.

I have some heart burn with spicy foods and if I take ibrofen.

I am vitamin d deficient - on maintenance therapy.

I am not suffering from malabsorbtion (ive been tested)

I have had numerous scans and blood tests - all normal. Including a stool sample for IBD.

I saw the consultant as it had prevously been thrown in the mix that I could have chronic pancreatitis. But the consultant I sae yesterday said no its IBS. He's doing endoscopy and colonoscopy to check but he's pretty certain on his diagnosis.

I have tried buscopan with no real effect. I tried symprove as I had read this is good. Saw no real benefit. I have tried live natural yoghurt.

Does this sound like IBS? Does anyone have any identical pain zones as me? Anyone have any other ideas of what it could be? (Gallbladder, liver and kidneys were all nornal too)

Thank you for reading smile


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    Hi Gem! How are you? I'm experiencing the same thing since February. Consistent lower abdominal pain and diarrhea. The doctor say it might be IBS but still need to undergo colonoscopy just to be sure. Thank you!
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