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Offline daviezmom

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Is this my IBS???
« on: January 25, 2014, 12:01:51 AM »
I've had IBS for several years.  It comes and goes without warning.  Sometimes a specific food will trigger it, and the next time I eat it, it won't.  So it's been really random. 
But for the past month, I've had an upper right quadrant area discomfort in one specific spot.  It's not a pain as much as it is an ache.  I do not have a gallbladder, so I know it's not that.  I've also felt more gassy, although it seems a bit trapped most of the time.  I'm not having horrible, agonizing stomach cramps or any sort of constipation or diarrhea.  I'm just always feeling like I'm full of gas, and I have that URQ discomfort.  I'm not making any connections to this with food I've eaten, it just seems to always be there.   If it is my IBS, it's not a symptom I'm used to.  I always worry when it comes to anything like this, because my dad died of colon cancer.
I did have a colonoscopy 4 years ago, at which time they removed a non cancerous polyp and I'm supposed to go back next year for another colonoscopy. 
Anyone have an idea of how long it takes for colon cancer to develop and grow? 
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Re: Is this my IBS???
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2014, 01:49:45 AM »
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/82/Stomach_colon_rectum_diagram.svg Is the spot it hurts the place on the right side (your left) of the drawing where the bowel curves?

If so, thats a common annoying place for such IBS pain, because of the slightly reduced space caused by the turn.
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Re: Is this my IBS???
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2014, 02:29:47 PM »
I had that pain (upper right) before. It came out of nowhere and was constant for 2-3 months until I took a laxative cos felt constipated. The next morning had a BM and the pain went away completely. I actually got it back 2 weeks ago. I'm thinking of trying the laxative again. Maybe it will help you too.
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