IBS and Bladder Problems
Posted 26 November 2011 - 06:05 PM
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Posted 27 November 2011 - 12:39 PM
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Posted 27 November 2011 - 09:38 PM
BQ, I don't know whether you are responding specifically to me or not, but this response also applies to the other thread. Nobody has said not to go to the doctor to rule out other issues or that all IBSers experience this symptom or that it is always as a result of IBS. I certainly didn't. I specifically agreed with you on those points. It would be just as much of a disservice for me or anyone else to say "Yes, it's just IBS" (which I have never said.) as for you to say "No it isn't" which is what you did say.What some of us said is that we, or other IBSers experience bladder issues and I posted links to UNC to show that this is something functional GI researchers recognize as probably correlated, although they can't explain it fully yet and it's not just IBSers saying whatever comes into their heads. I encourage people to go to the UNC chat I linked (and others that they offer) because being aware of reputable science as currently understood is a good thing for IBSers. I specifically said it's not a venue to get a diagnosis or treatment. But maybe some of us can learn something that we can take to our own health care providers.There's not enough discussion of possible non-GI symptoms available to the average IBSer and the average health professional. It took me fully a year and a half after onset of my then extremely severe IBS to find that very article I linked, that finally validated many of the non-GI symptoms I continue to experience, and yes, in my case, other possible explanations have been ruled out by my own MD of many years. And I had an almost immediate diagnosis after sudden onset and the previous personal and professional background to have a strong lay understanding of medicine and the ability to be proactive and quickly find forums like this, organizations, books, knowledgable contacts. I didn't hesitate to report everything to my MD and just got "I have no idea." At least when I finally found the article from UNC, I could bring it in, show it to the MD, have it placed in my records, etc so future providers don't think I'm making it up and that knowledge may help te next IBSer. That's what I'm doing here. A few of us in IBS Impact suggested this chat to Dr. Palsson because we realized not everybody has the same resources a few of us had to find this information about non-GI issues. If there's more education among IBSers and medical providers on this issue, in the long run, those of us who DO experience such symptoms will have our needs addressed more adequately.
To me.. sorry....Doesn't matter.. anyone with increased urination should have that symptom investigated separately by a Dr and or urologist. To say 'it's just my IBS' without seeing a Dr about it.. is just being foolish IMHO.
Posted 27 November 2011 - 11:08 PM
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