Not sure if it's IBS

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euvuku
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   Posted 5/18/2009 3:57 PM (GMT -7)   
I was diagnosed with GERD 7 years ago and just in August, 2008 had a laproscopic nissen fundoplication procedure for a hiatal hernia. Since then, I've had dysphagia with liquids and solids even through 2 esophageal dilations. I recently started experiencing pain in my abdomen (above the bellybutton, sometimes localized to the right, and even tender to the touch) after eating pretty much everything!! I'm on a mostly liquid diet. I have had a Bravo ph test (negative) and a gastric emptying study (negative) and am currently awaiting the results of a blood test for celiac disease. If that comes back negative, however, I think my doctor is just going to go with an IBS diagnosis. However, I've had no changes in bowel movements, the pain is constant rather than episodic and alcohol and caffeine don't bother me. I don't feel comfortable w/ the IBS diagnosis, especially since I experience no diarrhea and no constipation. Any thoughts?

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IBSpatient
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   Posted 5/18/2009 10:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Does stress worsen your symptoms? I would say if neither stress nor certain foods worsen your pain and you have no change in bowel habits, it doesn't sound like IBS. Check out http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/irritable-bowel-syndrome/DS00106 for common symptoms and possible tests for IBS.

mckay
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   Posted 5/19/2009 2:12 AM (GMT -7)   
i was told i have i.b.s but sister was told that as well then she got told it was chroans disease i get pain deep in my anus which goes in to abdomen it feels like labour pains but worse i cant go to empty my bowels until pain goes plus i have bad piles and pain in tail bone

euvuku
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   Posted 5/19/2009 1:22 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm a grad student so am in a relatively constant state of stress but have been on anti-anxiety meds for 10+ years that handle my anxiety really well. I don't believe that stress worsens my symptoms.
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