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Date Joined Oct 2008
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   Posted 10/20/2008 11:51 AM (GMT -7)   
hi i am new here .I just have a question about IBS I am thinking  that i may have it or something like it. I have days when i have diarrhea 4 to 5 times aday and the pain that i have is terrible and the gas is bad too and i just dont know what it is I know that I do have LUpus but i dont know if I may have fibro too as i have been tired alot and I also dont know if but sometimesafter I eat i have to go right to the bathroom and  i dont have mygallbladder that has been out for a couple of years thanks Dawn

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   Posted 10/20/2008 10:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Honestly your best bet is to get tests done, colonoscopy, blood, stool, upper GI tests to rule out IBD (crohn's or ulcerative colitis) since they possess similar symptoms to IBS and fibro can be an extraintestinal manifestation from having an IBD....this way if they don't find any inflammation/ulcers then that will possibly rule out IBD, there is a condition called microscopic colitis in which they have to take biopsies from your colon and check for it under a microscope since it wouldn't show up via colonoscopy which can also have the same symptoms as IBD or IBS.

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