I am unsure if I have IBS. I think I do but not 100% sure. I will be going to my doctors soon; I just would like an opinion on other peoples views.
Anyways I've been having this issue for about 6 months now and was looking on the Internet looking for a reason to my septum’s I have been getting and I came across IBS.
Here is what my septum's have been like for the last 6 months.
I can go to the washroom with out problems and go normally, 3 times a week, sometimes only 2 times and week. But every 21 to 27 days I get a soar tummy, lower region. I deal with this pain for maybe an hour or two. I go and sit on the toilet when the pains come and I extinguish a very small amount of stool, not very much. The pain then subsides but returns so I repeat I go back to the washroom and sit on the toilet for the pain to come in to play to extinguish some stool. During this time my stomach still feels weird, and the pains come and go. It's only about a hour to 2 hours that I extinguish a large amount of liquid stool, then my stomach feels better and the pains don’t come back. I only get this every 21 to 27 days. I am unsure if this is IBS but the septums do have some similarities. Please comment on what I'm experiencing and give insight if this could be IBS or something else.
No Not yet, not unless I'm referred to one. I'm only going to my family doctor for now. But I'm sure I will have to get tested in allot of stuff because it could be allot of things. See on my mother’s side, her family all had problems with their bowel. My Grandmother and Grandfather both died with problems revolving around their bowel. Same with my Uncle. I'm just scared; I've never dealt with stuff like this. Anyways I made my appointment just now with my Doctor, it's for Thursday. So I'll let you guys and gals know what's happing.
Private, I don't think pb4 meant you have a "bug" in your system.... Just that bad bacteria could have taken over your guts. Everyone has a balance of good and bad bacteria in their intestines -- this is called your gut flora. If you have too much bad and not enough good, then things cease to work as properly as they should. I think all of us with IBS have an unbalanced gut flora... This is why most of us take probiotics - to try and balance out our good bacteria with the bad. I hope I'm making sense here....
Post Edited (pb4) : 2/7/2007 12:54:40 PM (GMT-7)