Hi Joeblow- I like your name! I'm afraid I don't have much to say on this but i wanted you to know that recently I was reading yet another list of IBS symptoms and it did mention painful urination. Now, i know this isn't what you're complaining of, but I wonder if there is any connection. I mean, don't follow what I say here and please follow up with your MD to rule out all other possibilities. Good luck.