Please read! Extreme, extreme bloating and pain

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My husband has had extreme bloating and pain for about 4 months. He looks like he's pregnant. He's had every test I can think of including an endoscopy and colonoscopy. His celiac test came back negative but he still tried the gluten free diet for a month. He's also tried the Fodmap diet along with many prescription meds. Nothing is relieving the bloating or pain. The pain areas vary. He's extremely uncomfortable and frustrated. Anyone have any suggestions at all?

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    Has he lost weight
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    Did he cut dairy items from his diet?
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      Yes, he cut dairy out totally.  He thinks that aggravates his IBS.  He does not eat or drink anything dairy and that has only helped with the diarrhea - not with the major bloating and pain.  Thanks for responding.
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    Has your doctor suggested IBS?
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      In that case, maybe he is having a prolonged IBS flare up.  Sometimes. medications that worked before, stop working.  Has he tried Buscopan, peppermint oil capsules, probiotics? Nurofen is also good for the pain so long as he is not sensitive to it.  I take Buscopan and Nurofen if my IBS gets bad
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      Thanks.  Do they help with extreme bloating????  

      We've tried the probiotics for about 3 months and nothing helped.  But, he could possibly try one of those new medications you mentioned.  Thank you.

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    Can I enquire after having the colonoscopy did they mention a redundant colon?, can could the colonoscopy be completed?.
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