Bloating / Ab Pain AFTER Bowel Movement?
Posted 06 June 2012 - 12:11 AM
Symptoms since 7/2011
Colonoscopy, Endoscopy, Parasitology, ALCAT, Food Allergy, CT scan, Blood Tests all came back negative. No problems identified.
IBS, neither C nor D
Consistent Gas, Bloat, Abdominal pain and cramping, residual pain after BM (lasts all day afterwards)
Rx tried with no relief: Bentyl, HyoMax, Xifaxin, Levbid, Reglan, Elavil, Celexa, Xanax, Pristiq
Currently taking Nexium for GERD, trying VSL#3 probiotic
Posted 09 June 2012 - 12:34 AM
Hi, I'm sorry I can't help you with this, but can tell you that your misery has company. When my IBS symptoms first started as an adult, over 30 years ago, I felt better after bowel movement. For past few years that is not so; I have bloating and severe cramping, sometimes over entire abdomen, after bowel movement. Zelnorm (tegaserod) was the only thing that helped and it was taken off market. Best of luck to you.
Hello everyone,I was wondering if anyone has the symptom of an increase in bloating AFTER a bowel movement. Some days I feel completely fine all day until I have a bowel movement, and once I do, I feel instantly worse 5-10 mins afterward. I get really bloated, have a lot of stomach upset (mostly UPPER abdominal pain) and just an overall crappy feeling -- sometimes tired. Mainly a crazy bloat with the feeling of trapped gas that I can't expell no matter what. OTC meds don't help, and even if I pass gas, which I don't have to really, it doesn't bring any relief. It lasts HOURS, usually up until I go to bed at night. The bowel movement seems to trigger it. I'm not constipated, have a bowel movement every day that is typically between normal and soft consistency. It's exhausting, as my stomach seems to balloon up completely and makes it difficult to do anything.A little background: I'm a 26 year old male, been sick with this stomach pain for almost a year now with no relief and have stumped 3 gastroenterologists. Have had an endoscopy, colonoscopy, ultrasound, CT scan, bloodwork, everything has come back normal. Have been on a gluten free diet for 3 weeks with no relief just for good measure. The doctors say that this must be IBS, but I don't have diarrhea and only a bit of constipation 8 months ago with some incomplete evacuation which has mainly been treated with fiber intake, so no real current trouble there. I have tried Flagyl, Levbid, Bentyl, Hyo-Max, Elavil and something else I can't remember all to no effect at all. Right now I am taking Celexa (this is my current stumped gastro's last attempt) and also Nexium for the GERD that I've acquired through this whole ordeal.The post-bowel movement bloat has been such a mystery.PLEASE, PLEASE respond if you have had this symptom or have any idea.Thanks so much.
Posted 09 June 2012 - 11:29 PM
Posted 12 June 2012 - 09:08 PM