Strange sensations in my colon....

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   Posted 5/2/2009 11:37 AM (GMT -7)   
I dont know if i have IBS or not, i am undergoing tests of all sorts, waiting for a colonoscopy or something but doctors over here are sooo slow.
Anyway... are strange sensations in the colon a thing people with IBS experience?
I can feel my colon gurgle and hmmm, kinda like jump around spasming, or be tense... or just hurt... just all kindsa weird movements.. it can even feel itchy. Just..inside me, on the left side, the descending colon or the sigmoid colon me thinks.
Anyone else experience this? Or is it more common in something more serious? :( Im worried.

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Date Joined Apr 2009
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   Posted 5/4/2009 11:55 AM (GMT -7)   

I don't know about itchy, but I definitely have felt my colon doing all sorts of weird things when my IBS is acting up. Also, when I eat or shortly afterward, I can feel more movement as well. The main part of my colon where I have pain or fluttery, spasmy feelings is also the descending colon area. I also can feel trapped gas in the middle (I think it's the transverse colon??) right under my rib cage. A good way to relax your colon is to use heat therapy...either a hot bath or a heating pad. It relaxes the muscles greatly.

IBS sufferers are thought to have heightened sensitivity in their colons, as well as greater sensitivity to feelings of pain and discomfort. What you are feeling could definitely just be IBS. However, you should go through all the testing to rule out other disorders whose symptoms mimic IBS. I wouldn't worry too much at present given what you are describing. If your symptoms worsen or change drastically, though, do call your doctor.

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