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Date Joined Aug 2007
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   Posted 9/21/2007 9:48 AM (GMT -6)   
Had the rigid sig today - internal haemorrhoids found and a conventional colonoscopy in about 6 weeks so have cancelled the virtual one.

I am wondering if hormonal factors are at work here as I am 51 - could bowel problems ever be caused by menopause?

Still experiencing gas at times but fortunately stools are not always pencil poop but often float - suppose that is the gas in them.

Hope others on the list are coping. It's naff really when you want to get on with your life and can't because of health problems.

At least if the consultant has said the colonoscopy will be in 6 weeks he can't be uduly worried about cancer implications so I should try not to be either. Off to Suffolk tomorrow for a week's bird watching and try to forget!

Take care all.

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Date Joined Jun 2005
Total Posts : 2976
   Posted 9/21/2007 10:24 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes, hormones can really screw up your bowels. We have so many women on this board whose bowels get worse when they get PMS that you can't possibly say they don't play a role!

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Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 48
   Posted 9/24/2007 7:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Wow!!! Is there anything that doesn't possibly contribute to IBS eruptions? I have often wondered about the hormone factor but didn't know if I was just clutching at straws .. as I tend to do when desperately searching for a logical explanation to my outbursts of suffering. Since mother nature arrived last week my bowels have been a living hell again and I can't think what I'd done wrong this time to have set off such a bad relapse ... could my hormones really be a potential cause???
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