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hello there i have recently been to docters who thinki have ibs as i keep getting a stabbing pain in my left hand side, quite high up and doesnt last long when i do get it and is normally linked with my bowel movements or if i havent been to the toilet, but i do get it for either a few days at a time or couple of weeks ,i was just wondering if anyone else has this kinda pain, i think im looking for reasurance from someone that it is ibs and not something elselook forward to hearing from you
 

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Hi reddeadwengler You mention your pain is on your left side, where abouts???I suffer from a lot of pain in my left hand side, anywhere between my ribs (and under) to my pelvis, front/side or back, pain can be described in many many ways, just depends on how it feels at any given time...How long have you felt like this? How old are you etc?
 

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hey, ive only had it for a month or so on and off, il first got it for a bout 5 days then went away for a few days then started bac, probly for just over a week again and then again went away again and is back again, had it for two or 3 days now!!im not sure if its ibs or maybe a food allergy as its just started!!i suffer from anxiety and have done for over a year now since having my son, my tummmy bin funni as in bad guts on and off for a bit but the pain just started recently, im 26 femalethe pain realyy doesnt last for long and is like a stabbing sharp pain! , its hard to describe where thepain is as it half way between my ribs and hip bone!!!, i thought it was period pain at frirst but bit to high for that!!!xx
 

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HiI had pain on the left side, it was sharp at times, but mostly constant cramping. I suffered for 10 months with Dr. telling me it was IBS, scheduled me for a colonoscopy, which I haven't done yet. I was bloated, extreme gas, basically has changed my life.....on meds for cramps...........To make a long story short...I was so frustrated and sick of being sick. I tried Acidopholus and within 1 day NO MORE CRAMPS, felt completely back to normal. I must have had some pretty bad bacteria in my intestines. I'm on Day 5 and my symptoms have not returned. I have no issues with bm now. Give it a try, Doc tested me for a lot of things and said....IBS.Good luck
 

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can i ask wat Acidopholus is?
It is a probiotic. Probiotics are bacteria really. ALL of us have a particular balance of various bacteria in our guts. (Even people without IBS) And sometimes those gut bacteria get out of balance & that can cause us GI symptoms. Probiotics can help restore the balance we need.We have a forum all about them here:http://www.ibsgroup.org/forums/index.php?showforum=40Be sure to click on the one thread thumbtacked to the top of the page entitled "Common Probiotics for this Category".All the best
 
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