There are two similar sounding diagnoses. IBS is Irritable Bowel Syndrome . . . but there is also Inflammatory Bowel. If you look up inflammatory bowel, it is an auto-immune attack on the lower bowel. I do have bouts of that myself and it is painful and nasty. Anti-inflams (even ibubrofen) are very helpful. I rest too, as that helps to lessen the inflamation and the auto-immune attack.
Its good you are keeping a journal. It might be helpful to your docs. Makes sure you are specific about
the type of pain you are having. What makes it worse/better. Is it pain or ache. ect.
I hope this helps.
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