I've put up with IBS for all my adult life (now 37 yrs old). When I was about 22 I had a low level discomfort in my lower abdomin which lasted a month or so with varing degrees of discomfort. The symptom went away after my first colonosopy.
This year, the symptom came back at the beginning of the year and I eventually went on an elimination diet which appeared to help as the problem went away about 3 months ago. Last week, it came back again.
I'm wondering if it is bloating or something like that. I don't really know what bloating feels like. It appears to feel worse when I am in the sitting or bent position and I am also wondering if the colonoscopy the first time 'cleared out the system'. Has anyone else experienced the problem? It doesn't appear related to bowel movements.