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Irritable bowel syndrome

By Anonymous May 12, 2010 - 3:10am
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I think I suffer from irritable bowel syndrome,but I'm not sure.
I'm doing a colonoscope next month,but I would like some information about the subject.
My belly started to become bigger and bigger,expanded itself...I had always had a flat belly,nice and youthful,and now my figure has changed because of this problem.I don't have pain or anything like that,but my belly continues to grow...
I'm a nervous and anxious person,and last year,when it all started,I had an enormous change in my life,I moved country,left job,friends,family,etc...It was a difficult decision,and maybe all that anxiety triggered off this problem.

If it's not irritable bowel syndrome,what could it be? If someone can think about another possibility,please tell me...Anyway,I'm doing the colonoscope and visiting in a month.
Thank you very much.Sorry for my English,I'm Spanish.

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Thanks for your reply,Susan.
Well,I had also thought about that possibility,but I always have regular revisions with my gynecologist,it's something that I always do.I'm having my next revision in 3 months.The last time was about 9 months ago,and I talked to her about my problem,and she definitely eliminated any possibility of being something connected with her area,as I always do regular complete exams in that sense...So...I have a question for you...Do you think it's possible that it's something connected with the urinate system (don't know if that's the correct name)...But the fact is that all the gas I feel inside makes me think about the IBS.
Thanks a lot.Bye for now.

May 14, 2010 - 2:52pm
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Hi Susan,
Thank you very much for your information.
Answering your questions: the symptoms I have other from belly bloating and gas...are really little important,sometimes I feel movements in my bowel,and certain rumour...and sometimes I touch my belly and it seems the rumour of water inside can be heard...Another important thing I didn't mention is that often I feel like I have to urinate,it seems that the gas pushes my bladder ,it's not something urgent,I can absolutely control it,but I would say this are all my symptoms.My doctor told me that is was probably IBS,but now I'm doing that colonoscope to see if I'm really fine...
My dieta is very simple,I eat vegetables,fruit,rice,potatoes,pasta,eggs,little meat and fish,very little milk with some biscuits and wholemeal cereal for breakfast...
But I don't seem to have all the other symptoms you mentioned.
Appart from that,I feel fine,the thing that causes me problems is the belly bloating,because apart from destroying my figure,it makes me feel strange and heavy...
Thank you very much for your attention.I hope to hearing from you soon.Bye!


May 13, 2010 - 3:22am
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