I have just been diagnosed with IBS. I don't think I have it reading other postings. I have had abdominal distention for 5 months, it has never subsided in the 5 months, gained 45 lbs., severe constipation, I feel like a fist is under my upper right rib cage, sometimes feel relief but moves to the left upper and lower side, pain urinating on right side, frequent urination, sharp movement or bending over shoots a pain thru my lower left and right pelvic area, extremely depressed and I feel like giving up. Much worse during mentruation. I have had an ultrasound, cat scan and mri on lower abdomen and pelvic area, my gyno is watching cysts on left and right ovaries, they have burst, but my body is not absorbing the fluids as it should. My insurance company is not allowing further testing for 3 months. Blood tests geared toward ovarian are negative. I am waiting for blood tests to come back for Celiac desease, thyroid, lyme... I have tried olive oil and lemon, apple cider vinegar, gluton free diet and supplements and nothing has worked. I continue to gain weight...
what about your thyroid? get u/s i have multi nodular goitor normal thyroid hypothyroid symptoms i'm on vit d 50.000 iu 1 x wk and 37.50 mcg synthroid my endocrinologist,
i am postive for allergies skin tested? r u? gluten free ? supplement ? i cook and bake gluten free ? and feel better? try yogurt activa , try pomegranet juice, no wheat no gluten no msg , yeast? pasta , i eat rice made noodles , corn polenta .
The fluid from the cysts bursting if not reabsorbed by the body can cause pain, and bloating, cysts can cause that also. They have a cyst forum here at MedHelp. You'll get alot of help in this area from the women there.
IBS is just a catch all. After they rule out the usual suspects like Celiac Disease, IBD, Etc.
I would try Ellaine Gotchall's SCD diet. You eliminate all grains some dairy and some types of starches. - feeds overgrowth of bacteria in gut.
You can also take some high quality blend of probiotics. It won't get rid of the problem, but maybe make it more manageable.
Stress management is also helpfull.
Light excercize like walking
As for follow up tests I'd do pill cam or endoscopy. Vit D, B-12, and folic acid status could be low in IBS patients.
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