DO you think that i have IBS?

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Date Joined Dec 2007
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   Posted 11/26/2008 2:37 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm starting to think maybe i have IBS.
I have talked to my doctor about it and she says its just GERD or gas..
But some of the symptoms i have are:
BLOATING.. i get this EVERY SINGLE DAY.. i can just eat a sandwich and my stomach looks as if i am 4 or 5 months pregnant! Every little thing i eat makes me get bloated..even if its not greasy.
GAS.. I seem to be really gassy every day as well.
LOWER ABDOMINAL CRAMPING.. i also talked to my gyno about this and he said its not related to my ovaries or uterus or anything. he told me to ask my doctor about IBS.
thats prettty much it..that i know of.
please tell me your symptoms..
thanks so much! :)

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   Posted 11/26/2008 3:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Besides gas and bloatedness, D or C or even a combination of both are stronger symptoms of IBS, although what you're experiancing could be the onset of IBS...what are your bowel movements like? Do you have frequency issues? Do you have constipation and/or diarrhea issues? Those are typical symptoms of IBS which can include gassy and bloated issues as well.

My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)

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   Posted 11/26/2008 4:01 PM (GMT -6)   
I am the same as you, down to a measly sandwhich a day...and with Turkey day coming wouldn't you know rolleyes but a nice lady here mentioned the pesty ovaries so what I thought may be IBS may be ovary issues, so I'm now the opposite of you..So far my doctor has had me in for an abdominal x-ray (KUB) and tons of lab work such as the Chem comp, CBC etc.  After that I'm not sure what he has in mind when I go back on the 11th, but I would start there maybe? sorry you are so miserable, but I know what it is like to eat such a small portion and feel as if you have eaten an entire plate of food sad Somebody mentioned the C word and yep that is an unpleasant factor as well, I take a lot of otc medication to help things along and that is pretty much the only thing that works, so if you are also having something like that it is worth looking into.
I thought I would add that the greasiest food I eat is a grilled cheese sandwhich since I'm a vegetarian rolleyes The other day my husband asked me if I had eaten anything greasy and I told him yes, a grilled cheese and he looked at me like I was him greasy is a cheese burger or steak, so I guess I'm pretty low fat, low grease tongue

Post Edited (momto3) : 11/26/2008 2:04:36 PM (GMT-7)

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