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bunnybabe
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   Posted 1/24/2006 6:56 AM (GMT -7)   
so, this morning i had severe stabbing pains over my bladder area. as with any pain in my torso i headed for the bathroom, actually had to crawl cause i hurt so much (which my dog found exciting) i got to the toilet--but didn't feel like i actually had to go, but i stayed there for a bit and did have a poop, formed normal big girl poop. the severe stabbing subsided (a little alliteration for you all) and now it is just small stabs, still over the bladder area, but i can stand up straight. i am off today, i am not stressed out, and i am nowhere near my period time (and on the pill). so what is up? any ideas? also i took some bentyl, cause frankly what do you take for this sort of pain?
oh, also i do drink a lot of water and i am peeing a lot too--but no symptoms of a UTI...
any ideas?
thanks,
bunny
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dana86
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   Posted 1/24/2006 7:47 AM (GMT -7)   
omg i had the same thing!!!it would be like a sharp pain and you cant breathe right!! i told my doc about that and he said as i might have like bowel movements it might i dont know how to explain this like hit the ribs or something the rib penetrate the bowel. but ive been good for about a month now. and i can totally relate with the pain of crawling on the floor and coudlnt move at time or breathe!

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   Posted 1/24/2006 8:07 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi bunnybabe,
It could possibly be spasms however I do get those pains really bad and I know that based on the location of the pains that its my diverticulosis. I'm sure you have been scoped and if that was a possibility they would have seen them so that may not be it. If its really intense and not allowing you to walk or making you lay down, I would definitely call your doc ASAP.
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   Posted 1/24/2006 9:11 AM (GMT -7)   
(((HUGS Bunny)))
Did you eat something you shouldn't have? Sounds like spasms to me.... Did the Bentyl work?
Hope you feel better soon...
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Sarita
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   Posted 1/24/2006 12:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey bunny, sounds like it could be a good ol' ovarian cyst to me, or any number of other issues related to your girly tract.  When was the last time you saw the gyn?

mrmagoo
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   Posted 1/24/2006 1:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Ok, I get these every so often. Christmas morning two years ago, 5am woke up with these pains, spent an hour in the bathroom, didn't help, took a pain killer and passed out. And now I get them every so many months usually associated with a D episode, but not so much the past few times.

In your case it could be the same, or it could be something else, possibly stones, or a hernia, or something else.

I think mine might be a hernia, I know I am spelling that wrong, but I am not sure. I have noticed that it doesn't hurt when I lift stuff, but a few days later, it might kill me. Its enough to cause a big boy like me to double over and head for the floor, and I have a high tolerance for pain.

bunnybabe
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   Posted 1/24/2006 3:07 PM (GMT -7)   
thanks everyone.
i had my last gyn appointment in july, i had an UTI, but that has been all cleared up...
the stabbing stopped maybe three hours ago, i took it easy, drank a lot of water, took bentyl and some gas x-- i really didn't know what to do since the pain felt unlike any IBS pain/cramping i have had. i don't know what helped or what brought it on--no changes to the diet, so i really don't know. it feels more like a girl or pee thing...
thanks again,
bunny
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Keriamon
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   Posted 1/24/2006 3:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Maybe your guts were just so unaccustomed to normal poop that they protested at having to work so hard.

When I was having my daily dairrhea back in the summer, I hurt pretty bad (but not quite as bad as you describe) everytime I needed to go and then for a while afterwards. I can't remember where exactly, though, that I hurt.

Are you on calcium? As soon as I started Equalactin (a type of calcium) and yogurt the pain went away. Then I got rid of the diarrhea with a daily dose of a calcium pill and Welchol.

7Lil
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   Posted 1/24/2006 5:31 PM (GMT -7)   
FYI... Ovarian cysts often rupture about 1 week before menstration.  When it happens to me my entire abdomin from the belly button down is in pain - and also sore for several hours, even up to 1 day later.


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Mim73
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   Posted 1/25/2006 1:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi There,
I just wanted to take a few minutes to respond, because you are going to see you GYN. If they give you a diagnosis of an ovarian cyst, they will tell you the following,
 
"It's nothing to worry about. Lots of women have them at some point. Let us know if it happens again."
 
They may also ask if you have a corresponding pain in your shoulder which is common with a ruptured cyst.
 
However - if you do have this pain more frequently, it is likely you will be diagnosed with Endometriosis which is pain in the abdomen caused by the growth of endometrial tissues outside of the uterus. These tissues can grow anywhere in the abdominal cavity, as well as inside the legs, and even in the nose! I'm not kidding. Symptoms include stabbing pelvic pain, irregular menstrual cycle, depression, bowel problems and diziness. The pain of Endo can knock you on the floor, just like you described. A cyst can also do this, but if you have these episodes more than a few times, the GYNS will start talking about ENDO. Let me reassure you that it is not a fatal disease, so just read on. Don't be scared.
 
My info comes from having had IBS for 10 years, and Endo for the last 5. There is currently no cure for endometriosis. The main reason I wanted to reply is that IF you are eventually given a diagnosis of endo (it may be after having diagnostic surgery called laproscopy where a small incision in made in your belly to see if endometrial growths are present, or it may be after a GYN simply listens to your symptoms), you will be given the following treatment options.
 
1) Birth control pills
2) Depo Provera Shot
3) Hysterectomy.
 
I want to implore you NOT NOT NOT to allow any doctor to give you the Depo Provera shot. I was given this shot to 'cure' my endo, and it gave me a whole new chronic illness - Fibromyalgia, which is severe joint pain that is excruciating. While researching Fibro, I discovered that thousands and thousands of american women have been given Fibromyalgia by the Depo Provera shot. The company is being sued by numerous lawyers representing these women who have been debilitated by this awful condition, but the Depo Shot is still on the market.
 
When I read your post, something told me you may be about to go down the same road that I did 5 years ago, and I wanted to save you from this awful condition.
 
Of the 2 other options for 'treating' endo...birth control pills (hormone therapy) made me much worse, and I refused to have a hysterectomy. By that point, I wasn't going to trust these idiot doctors with anything...much less cutting out the main organs in my body that make me female.
 
Now, it may well be that your pain was simply caused by the IBS. I have that, too, and the pain can be awful. Even the gas pains caused by IBS can make you fall over they hurt so much.
 
But...if the GYN says the symptoms are to do with your reproductive system, I hope my post has pre-informed you of what to expect. If this happens, please make a note of the following website and go read everything on it:
 
It will make you much wiser in dealing with your body, the medical profession and help you to cope with your life while suffering from your condition.
I hope this helps.
My best wishes to you...

bunnybabe
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   Posted 1/25/2006 7:27 AM (GMT -7)   
wow, thanks for all of that!
i appreciate everyone's posts! this site rocks!
thanks all-- and take care of yourselves!
--bunny
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unhappycramper
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   Posted 2/11/2006 11:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello All!
 
Hey there dbab,
     
 I think you have replied to a few of my posts as well. Thanks for that. You did mention that you also have Diverticulosis and IBS.
 
The Very deep painful cramping (not just the normal IBS cramping) in the all over general area of lower extremeties..feels like someone is inside of me slamming my insides(Colon,Urinary tract,Pelvic) with a jackhammer where I can't even stand up,and also have to hold on to something before I pass out, kind of cramping,which lasts for a minute or two. My Gi simply tells me I have IBS, and to get a life!
 
  I am confused on which pain come from which condition. Someone said that sharp pain might be from not being able to go to the bathroom. The only time I go is when I take Milk of Magnesia ( Liquid Dynamite) about once a week.
 
As soon as I found out I had IBS-C /Diverticulosis / Gerd, I stopped dairy for two weeks,and after one week I was still cramping(My GI wanted to rule out lactose intolerance, I drink Silk Soy milk,and eat yoplait yogurt since that's supposed to be the GOOD BACTERIA. And Brown Long grain rice.
 
  I am starting a Gluten free diet, not I think I have celiac desease, but maybe all the wheat products that I eat have the gluten that makes me cramp up with the loud rumblings. I don't know.
 
With your two conditions,what do you eat to help normalize your pain?  I do have a protein shake in the moring usually with strwberries, Cranberries,bluberries,but first I put them thru a cuisinart to help pulverize the seeds,maybe I should alo strain them in cheescloth too.
 
All I know is after seven months of this pain,and losing 53 lbs to date,everyday single day I have stomach cramping,loud stomach rumblings,and constipation, I must be eating something wrong, all the time. I have tried elimination diets with poor results,and I know every single person is different on what they can eat,but I can not go to work with this pain.
 
I've had a Colonoscopy,Upper/lower GI/three Blood panels. Capsule-endoscopy,ultrasound, would be nice,but very expensive.
 
Basically, with the three conditions I have,(IBS-C /Diverticulosis / Gerd ) what would be the diet guidelines I should follow? I gave up Coffee,beer,all carbonated beverages,Tea..even herbal sends me off) Red meat,white rice,whole grain cereals (Wheat.. because of the gluten) and even oatmeal,because that is a glutenous grain. I am SOL!
 
Thanks for any input!

ryleigh
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   Posted 2/12/2006 1:15 AM (GMT -7)   
unhappycramper,   I have had your exact same symptoms for 10 years..  The doctors say the same to me...  I have had all the tests to and they say IBS...  I don't understand how IBS can make us so sick!!!!!!!!!  It has taken over my life...  I have pain everyday...  Right now it is 3am and I am in pain so I go on the computer to take my mind off of it...  If you ever want to email me direct please do...  sully03@bellsouth.net...  Take care...  :-)

Ryleigh


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   Posted 2/13/2006 7:17 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi unhappycramper,
With diverticulosis, its really important to get at least 30 grams of fiber every day. The pain that you would feel from the diverticula is because they are getting inflamed and its usually because you have stool lodged in the pockets. Most of the time this stool will flush out on its own but if it doesn't you run the risk of diverticulitis. Fiber will bind and bulk up your stool better so it is less likely to get trapped. I have never had a stabbing pain in that particular location just from IBS... not the pain that feels like I'm getting poked with a hot stick. That is how I tell the difference. The best thing that you can do when you get those pains is drink lots of water and a less bulk diet to ideally flush out your intestines (but keep taking your fiber). Lots of water!!! The pains I get with IBS are mostly from bloating and cramping which can appear anywhere within my colon and don't necessarily have those stabbing, not even the spasms feel like that.
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