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hopeful82
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   Posted 10/28/2005 7:07 PM (GMT -7)   
I have a question for people who have to deal with C...  do you ever feel like your muscles are slightly strained in your lower abdomen? I have been getting these random and very mild twinges of pain on either side in the lower quadrants, really in my pelvic area. I'm freaking myself out thinking its something to do with my ovaries or something, but now I think, maybe its muscle strain bc of straining with the C?????
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Also, I do have a doctor's appt in a couple weeks for something else, so I will ask her about this then too. I swear, everytime I see her I have a new weird, random, mild twinge of pain to tell her about :( I hate this :(
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7Lil
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   Posted 10/28/2005 7:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi hopeful,
I think I get the same thing you do. Sometimes I think it almost feels like period cramps... but if I had to guess I would say they are colon spasms. I say this because I try not to strain when going to the bathroom. If I sit there more than 1 minute and nothing happens, I get up and then go back when I think I can go again.
IBSers have lots of pain so I wouldn't worry about. However, it doesn't hurt to bring up to your doc. Let us know what happens because I'm very curious to what it is too.
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dbab
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   Posted 10/28/2005 7:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Ali,
If its really low, your left side would be the most likely area to get these pains. This is where your sigmoid colon is located and it seems to cause the most trouble. I get really bad pains there, almost knifelike feelings that can hurt really bad. Pain also seems to migrate so the feelings on the right could be the same thing. I would definitely talk to your doctor though just to be on the safe side. Be careful straining... you should take a mild stool softener if your at the point where you are making yourself sore. You can eventually cause problems such a hemmhroids or rectal prolapse. Tell your doctor about all of your symptoms, and make sure he takes you seriously... many doctors seem to just dismiss IBS. If you can, see a GI specialist.
Take Care
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hopeful82
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   Posted 10/28/2005 7:27 PM (GMT -7)   
yeah... i do think problems have already occured because of the straining... i.e. fissures :( the first time that happened was like 4 years ago, and it freaked me out bc i saw tiny bit of blood on the tp. thats maybe happened once or twice a year since then, and recently a couple months ago. they seem to heal after a few days and no more problems until the C comes back. when i have nice normal poo it feels fine, but if its C poo, well then it usually involves pain :( i have never talked to a doctor about this bc well, like everyone else, who wants to talk about poo! lol. i know i know, i need to mention it to my doc..... i will... someday.... lol.
anyways, funny you mention the left sided pain - thats where i first started feeling it, and then sometimes if i'm lying on my couch a certain way i can feel it on the right. sometimes if i stand a certain way, like leaning on my left leg with my knee locked i can feel it too. i'm weird, i know. i'm a big ball of random pains that make no sense!!!!
thanks for your input ladies, i really appreciate it :)


ali
 
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dbab
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   Posted 10/28/2005 7:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Massaging the area also helps... and laying on your left side is recommended when you have pain on your left side as you are not putting too much pressure for your organs to shift over which distresses them even more.
Hugs, Des
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jimmyppage98
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   Posted 10/28/2005 8:35 PM (GMT -7)   

des,

I think I have similiar problems.  Not often but sometimes just before I have to go to the bathroom I get VERY intense pain.  It almost feels like someone taking an electronic rod up your butt.  Its so painful I have trouble breathing.  The pain is so intense I can barely handle it.  It doesn't last long but it feels like a century


dbab
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   Posted 10/28/2005 8:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi jimmy,
Are your bowel movements hard? This will cause pain as they are moving through. If it doesn't last that long its probably your BMs moving through your colon. Do you notice more mucus during these episodes. Excess mucus will usually be produced to aid in this. I get this too sometimes and it sometimes gets to the point where I think I'm going to vomit from the pain. I know exactly how you feel. Try drinking more water, this sometimes helps.
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7Lil
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   Posted 10/30/2005 6:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Jimmy,
What dbab says is true... water may help you if you are having hard bm's. You can also try stool softeners (not laxatives, but softeners).
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