is it possible to have ibs with not much pain? just some mild cramping?

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   Posted 5/2/2006 8:25 PM (GMT -7)   
I believe i have had ibs for quite some time. I have suffered from some intense cramping and pain, but not very often. I get mild cramping down low, but my biggest problem is the alternating b/ween c and d. Is anyone else's ibs like this?

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   Posted 5/2/2006 9:07 PM (GMT -7)   
yes, and it's all common, my sister has IBS and really never has gut pains...I have crohns and suspected of IBS as well and don't have gut pains.

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   Posted 5/3/2006 6:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi cbuc,
Although pain and cramping are one of the hallmark signs of IBS, it isn't always a symptom. Everyone is different with their symptoms. I am one that has the pains a lot but as pb4 said, some don't always get them.
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   Posted 5/3/2006 10:27 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi cbuc,
I'm exactly the same way... Minimal pain and cramping, but I alternate between D & C. Sometimes when I have a bad attack I will have cramping that goes away after a BM.
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   Posted 5/3/2006 10:52 AM (GMT -7)   


hey, i don't usually get much pain and if i do it's usually just before i have to run to the loo anyway - much like 'normal' people i suppose when they have the odd bout of D

my stomach seems to be constantly upset but isn't really painfull as such, just 'not right'


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   Posted 5/3/2006 3:48 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm exactly the same as you, roadtrip. I rarely get random cramping, its always before an episode. My stomach is always in knots. It feels like its eating itself haha

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   Posted 5/5/2006 12:08 PM (GMT -7)   
It does seem to be different for every individual.  When I was first diagnosed I had severe pain which would be completely relieved after a solid stool, but that would be followed by nothing but D.  Now I do not have the severe pain, just cramping, and nothing but D - nothing solid.

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   Posted 5/10/2006 9:57 PM (GMT -7)   
I didn't have much pain but I had terrible nausea especially in the middle of the night which ginger capsules took care of. Sometimes it feels like my stomach is shaking and then I feel the gas moving and all is back to normal, whatever that is.
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