Hi. I was wondering what would cause a person to have pain, cramping, and pressure in the lower abdomen during bowel movements? Sometimes it can get so bad, that I cannot sit down, due to the intense pain and pressure.
I have been having this problem for approximately 2 years now. I am a 30 year old female, and have noticed it happens alot within the first few weeks after my menstrual cycle. So therefore, I am not sure that it could be GI in nature or gynecological. I did also have an ultrasound last year that was negative for any GYN problems.
The only gastrointestinal disease that runs in my family, is Celiac disease. My 2 year old was just diagnosed 3 months ago via biopsy. My antigliadins were weakly positive, but I do not normally have GI symptoms like diarrhea, weight loss. Only this occasional pain I feel during my BM. Could these problems be due to undiagnosed gluten sensitivity, or likely something else? Am I in the wrong forum?
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