I have a question for the women IBSers. I spent Christmas day in the ER! :( I have an ovarian cyst that has flared up for about 2 weeks, and Christmas eve it got really bad. I'm discovering that it really causes me alot of other abdominal pain, and seems to worsen my IBS. I am pretty much in menopause. Haven't had a period in about a year or 2. My question is......Do any of you have ovarian cysts and do they make your entire abdomen feel really full and painful? Does it affect your bowels?
Is regular ovulation worse for you? Thanks for helping me understand why a small cyst would put the rest of intestines in such pain. Hopefully I haven't just added a new dimension to my IBS-D.