Intermittent lower right quadrant pain not relieved by bowel movement?

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PugandherPeeps
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   Posted 7/16/2006 6:46 PM (GMT -6)   
 Okay, I am sure you all are getting tired of me by now. That is understandable since most "normal" people can't put up with us hypochondriacs for very long.
 I have one simple question and you only have to answer yes or no. Most of what I have read about IBS says that your lower abdominal pain goes away with defecation.
 Do any of you have intermittent lower abdominal pain associated with your IBS that isn't relieved by a bowel movement?
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Sylvia
 
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1morechance
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   Posted 7/16/2006 7:02 PM (GMT -6)   
HI Sylvia,
Like you I think i am a hypochondriacs. I am still not sure if I had IBS but I do get lower ab pain (Cramped like) and asscoiate with growling and rumbling noise, also passing a lot a gas (Flatulence). Usually the pain will goes away.

I think you are much more knowlegdeable, can you advsie from the following symptoms, am I suffering from IBS?

- growling & rumbling noise in the stomach
- Loose stool everyday (usually once or twice in the morning), sometimes mucuos like.
- defecation in early morning as early as 5am, just woke up and start to have a lot of flatulence.
- Quite often having feeling like I still need to pass motion.

Another query that I have is, will IBS be contagious and pass on to my family?

Thanks!

SusieQ2006
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   Posted 7/16/2006 7:09 PM (GMT -6)   
The pain from IBS is usually on the left side where the colon is located and is usually relieved by moving the bowels.

Canyonbabe711
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   Posted 7/16/2006 8:35 PM (GMT -6)   
I had lower right abdominal pain, bloating and gas for years and it just kept getting worse. They suspected appendix but then did not have all the tests to check, just blood work and my white count was never elevated. I finally insisted on exploratory surgery as there was no other choice and it was my appendix that was strangling my intestine. A CT scan with contrast would probably show that now. I am just throwing this out for information when nothing else is found. It took me a very long time to convince them that I was really sick.

softy
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   Posted 7/16/2006 9:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Sylvia. I have suffered from intermittent lower right quadrant pain for 3 years now and have been through every test possible including a laparoscopy. My pain is not relieved by a bowel movement. Final diagnosis: IBS

Do you have any other symptoms?
Take care, Softy
 


softy
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   Posted 7/16/2006 9:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Just read your other post about your symptoms. I'll post there :-)
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PugandherPeeps
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   Posted 7/16/2006 9:50 PM (GMT -6)   

Softy,Thanks for the reply. I have sent you an email explaining things further. Yes, I do have other symptoms of IBS, occasional ribbon-shaped or narrow stools, change in bowel habits, abnormal stool passage (sometimes I have to strain, sometimes I have to go urgently and  sometimes have a feeling of incomplete evacuation). I also pass mucous sometimes. I too was diagnosed with IBS after a colonoscopy.

Thanks again,

Sylvia


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Keriamon
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   Posted 7/17/2006 9:48 AM (GMT -6)   
When my guts were all screwed up last summer, I did not get any relief from the pain when I had a bowel movement, unless you count that I got worse pain right before a BM and then the excess pain backed off a little afterwards, but there was always a constant pain there.

You have to be sure, though, that you aren't having a problem with your appendix or reproductive organs when you hurt low down like that.

7Lil
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   Posted 7/17/2006 7:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Usually yes, my pain is relieved with a BM. BUT, if I hold in gas or D for too long it will NOT go away with defecation. It usually takes a few trips to the toilet, some tea, and a heating pad.
Oh, and the pain's not always on my left. It's usually smack in the middle (or on the left).
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Salgal
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   Posted 7/29/2006 3:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi!  just happened across the board again while I was searching for connections to my fibromyalgia.  I was also (eventually) diagnosed with IBS about 20 years ago.  The pain can be excruciating--pain-killers help some, though not really T3's because they cause constipation, and that makes the situation even worse.  Back then, when the doctors were trying to get to the source of the pain, they removed a goodly number of 'parts', hoping to come across the cause.  I had several colonoscopies, a couple of laparoscopies, a gall bladder removal, a hysterectomy (which, prior to surgery, the doctor said he really didn't think that was the answer, but he was running out of ideas!)  I was taking 4 T3's, every 4 hours for weeks on end, just compounding the problem.  I was spending 16-18 hours a day in bed, propped up with pillows, with heating pads and hot water bottles.
   And then a miracle happened!!  I went in for some routine surgery for a female problem--very stretched vagina after many pregnancies--and the doctor did an anterior and posterior vaginal wall repair.  Afterwards, she commented, "I removed SO MUCH excess stretched tissue.  I think you'll notice a tremendous difference."  Well, I certainly did!!  Immediately, there was NO MORE PAIN--at all--in that area!!  Previously to that, the only thing that really helped was a drug called "Levsin"--one that you put under your tongue, which stopped the bowel spasms, but unfortunately, it has been taken off the market--no reason given, although the pharmacists I have spoken to say their patients all found it wonderful.  The only reason my GP and I could find for the answer was that the excess vaginal tissue was pushing against the bowel wall, and causing it to spasm.  I discontinued 23 pills/day as a result of this surgery!!
     That was about 7 years ago, and in just the past year, I have begun to have similar problems again, so I think it is possible that the vaginal wall tissues has again lost some of its' elasticity.  My doctor was absolutely astounded and was going to write it up in a medical journal, but due to personal situations, she changed her field of expertese and left general medicine, so it was never written up.
   A word of caution to you women out there:  if you go to the specialist with this problem, DO NOT tell them the real reason why you want the surgery--they'll never believe you!!  Instead, suggest that you need wall tightening to increase YOUR personal intimate pleasure.
    Good luck, and believe me--except for the fibromyalgia, I am a new person!             Salgal yeah

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   Posted 7/29/2006 5:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Salgal,
Thank you so much for sharing your story. That is amazing. :-) I'm sure there will be at least a couple members here who will seriously consider the theory. (Not me though, no children.)
Unfortunately, I'm sad to hear your symptoms are coming back. Will you be having surgery again?
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spasman
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   Posted 7/29/2006 10:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi.Canyonbabe,did you have surgery for your appendix?
 
The cecum and the appendix are very close to eachothers,look what i have found:

Quote:"
Cecal Bascule
The colon is ordinarily attached to the muscles of the back by thin but strong attachments. These prevent the colon from moving around inside the abdominal cavity. If these attachments are too long, the colon can swing freely inside the abdominal cavity.
The cecum is the part of the right colon that attaches to the small intestine. When the cecum can swing freely inside the abdomen, it is called a cecal bascule. Bascule is the French word for a drawbridge that raises up on one side and is hinged on the other. The point where the colon is hinged can kink, blocking the colon. The part of the colon that swings can become filled with stool or waste. It gets stretched out because it cannot empty past the kinked portion. This stretching causes pain and bloating.
If you have a cecal bascule you probably suffer from severe intermittent abdominal pain, constipation and bloating. You will not have any trouble emptying your rectum once the stool gets there. Your bowels usually move with normal frequency, although you may miss some days when you are experiencing pain. When you do miss moving your bowels, you may have diarrhea or explosive stools when the cecum becomes unkinked and suddenly releases pent-up stool. This relieves the pain. Your transit time, or how fast your colon works, is generally normal.
Cecal bascule is usually seen with the help of a barium enema. It is treated by removing the free-floating part of the colon and hooking the ends back together. Cecal bascule is not as common as slow colon and pelvic hernia. It is quite uncommon."

Post Edited (spasman) : 7/29/2006 10:45:49 PM (GMT-6)


Jade25
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   Posted 8/1/2006 4:09 PM (GMT -6)   
During my laparoscopy they found adhesions by my cecum, that were unexplainable since I'd never had abdominal surgery prior... the GI said she thought I must have had appendicitis at some point and was not diagnosed during it... I don't know if adhesions can cause pain, but most of my pain is on the right side, and I believe they could be the cause.
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