Lower Right Quadrant Pain - IBS type C

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naturewmn
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   Posted 2/21/2012 8:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello,

I have had IBS - type C for over 20 years and am getting to my whits end with it. My primary symptoms have been mild constipation, excessive gas and bloating, nausea, intestinal cramping, heartburn and lower right quadrant (LRQ) pain.

When I was younger, the symptoms came and went but I could pretty well manage it with a good diet, exercise and minimizing stress.

Recently, though - even with a good diet and exercise, the symptoms are nearly constant and the lower right quadrant pain is almost intolerable.

I was just wondering if anyone else with IBS has experienced this type of LRQ pain. The character of the pain is as follows: Most of the time it is a dull, buring, pressure (located just in from the right side hip bone.) At times, the pressure seems to be activating a nerve and then I feel the pain shooting down my leg. The pain is somewhat relieve by pressing on the area. The worst time of day is in the evening and the best in usually right after I have a bowel movement in the morning. This pain has been with me for at least the past 10 years and is different from the normal IBS lower abdomen cramping pain.

I have had the following tests over the past 5 years: Ultrasound, CAT scan, endoscopy, bacterial overgrowth, blood work to check for gluten intolerance, blood in stool and all the other "normal" GI and GYN stuff. Every test is negative and no doctor can even offer a theory about why I have the LRQ pain.

Thanks for any advice, thoughts - anything : (

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   Posted 2/22/2012 8:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Was that endoscopy one of the colon or the upper type? If you haven't had a colonoscopy the doctors are remiss in not suggesting one. After re-reading your post, I think perhaps you did.

I am at a loss. Have you considered going to someone for a second opinion? Sorry I was not of more assistance. Perhaps someone else will come along with more suggestions
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nemama
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   Posted 5/14/2012 10:02 AM (GMT -6)   
I have RLQ pain just in from the right side of my hip bone too. It occurred off and on last summer, but know is there all the time. The pain is relieved somewhat when I press on it. I suffer from constipation all the time, heartburn sometimes, and this pain. I've had a CT abd/pelvis and it was negative. They wanted to do gallbladder surgery, but gbladder pain is historically in your upper right chest. So I am not going to have the surgery. They have scheduled me for an EGD/colonscopy in a couple weeks. I'm going to ask them to concentrate on the area where I have pain. I question if my appendix is blocked or constricted. I'll post again after my colonscopy and let you know if they find anything. Take care. I know that constant pain is not fun.

shanane01
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   Posted 5/14/2012 4:52 PM (GMT -6)   
I have all of your same symptoms except my pain is lower left side pain and at times is worse than labor pain, I have very servere case tho. It is not unusual for me to go a month with out having a bowel movement i have recently started experiencing sulfur smelling gas that even burns at times so if you have any luck please let me know

Aussie-Slow-Guts
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   Posted 5/17/2012 7:59 AM (GMT -6)   
I am a 24y.o female and have had severe abdo pain, nausea and constipation for 3 years with no relief from drugs, tests, or surgeries. I was wondering if any of you have seen a physiotherapist? I saw a continence physio and she had good ideas (unfortunately they didn't help me but they certainly didn't make anything worse - unlike drugs). I know it isn't a long term or every day option but has anyone tried accupuncture? I can't believe how many of us are out there with severe abdo pain. My doctors have always made it sound rare!!

imissnormalfood
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   Posted 8/10/2012 6:44 AM (GMT -6)   
I have the same symptoms as the first poster. Out of everything I tried, the thing that seems to help the most is taking miralax at night and librax during the day. I tried dicyclomine first but it gave me chest and throat pains. The librax side effects are minimal and nothing compared to the significantly decreased cramping.

And for the nights when the librax wears off and the pain stops me from sleeping, i use either a hot water bottle, icy hot patches, OR tigerbalm ultra strength to help me sleep and ease the pain.
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