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#1 Pippie


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Posted 14 September 2018 - 10:29 PM

So my doctor thinks I have IBS after doing an endoscopy and stool tests. It’s been 4 weeks and I have this chronic dull crampy low back pain. He said it’s probably abdominal pain that is being referred to the back. Has this happened to any of you with IBS? I hear a lot of people talking about abdominal cramps but mine are in my back. When I take bentyl the pain does lessen. I’m scheduled for sibo test, CT scan and colonoscopy in the next two weeks. I can help but think he back pain could be another organ. When I asked my MD she didn’t seem concerned and said it’s probably referred abdominal pain.


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Posted 02 October 2018 - 03:54 PM



Back pain can be specifically related to the intestines. Still if it's only been 4 weeks it's difficult to say it is IBS. You need to have it much longer to be considered as such and at the same time do much more exams.

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Posted 04 October 2018 - 08:02 PM

I often get back pain from IBS.   I get gas built up and the feeling of fullness always seems to affect my back as well.   Sometimes it is really hard to bend over. 

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Posted 16 December 2018 - 04:13 PM

Hey, recently diagnosed with IBS and definitely felt lower back pain before! Not sure if this helps but maybe it does. Good luck


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