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Hi, I was wondering if anyone could help me. I have been having severe back pain and abdominal pain (upper under my ribs) This has been happening since the begining of June with an odd day off inbetween. I ended up being admitted into hospital for 4 days with suspected Kidney Stones. This was ruled out after a CT Scan, but they are now saying it could be IBS. The pain is constant, dont really need to go to the toilet often or am really constipated. Im not 100% convinced its IBS. I get bloated and also am suffering with trapped wind. I was wondering if IBS pain is constant and does it affect your back and how severe is can be. Im getting pretty pee'd off now as its been 8 weeks and still in pain.any comments would be greatly appreciated.thanksNicky
 

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IBS pain can range from occasional to constant (or other functional GI pain as you can have CFAP-chronic functional abdominal pain--which is all the pain and discomfort of IBS with no change in stool consistency or frequency. Stool changes in IBS do not have to be dramatic to count).Most doctors don't distinguish between IBS, CFAP, functional diarrhea or constipation, as there aren't separate treatments for all the different patterns researchers looking at functional GI problems have found.IBS/CFAP pain can be severe. You usually need to have 6 weeks of pain over a period of 6 months before they will consider it a functional GI problem (which are all chronic which means long lasting). So 8 months and it hasn't gone away is not unusual. You've just barely had it long enough to count (not that it makes it any easier to deal with). IBS can go into remission but usually that is more in the 1-5 years after it starts range than the 6-8 months after it starts.There are not a lot of separate pain nerves in the torso and pain often migrates along the tracks so you can sometimes feel pain in places that get served by they same part of the nervous system. Gall bladder pain often can be much worse up by the shoulder blade than in the front where the gall bladder is.Do you have a doctor willing to try medications or are they not interested in helping? There are treatments for IBS pain and like I said CFAP treatment is the same as IBS pain management.
 

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IBS pain can range from occasional to constant (or other functional GI pain as you can have CFAP-chronic functional abdominal pain--which is all the pain and discomfort of IBS with no change in stool consistency or frequency. Stool changes in IBS do not have to be dramatic to count).Most doctors don't distinguish between IBS, CFAP, functional diarrhea or constipation, as there aren't separate treatments for all the different patterns researchers looking at functional GI problems have found.IBS/CFAP pain can be severe. You usually need to have 6 weeks of pain over a period of 6 months before they will consider it a functional GI problem (which are all chronic which means long lasting). So 8 months and it hasn't gone away is not unusual. You've just barely had it long enough to count (not that it makes it any easier to deal with). IBS can go into remission but usually that is more in the 1-5 years after it starts range than the 6-8 months after it starts.There are not a lot of separate pain nerves in the torso and pain often migrates along the tracks so you can sometimes feel pain in places that get served by they same part of the nervous system. Gall bladder pain often can be much worse up by the shoulder blade than in the front where the gall bladder is.Do you have a doctor willing to try medications or are they not interested in helping? There are treatments for IBS pain and like I said CFAP treatment is the same as IBS pain management.
 

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IBS pain can range from occasional to constant (or other functional GI pain as you can have CFAP-chronic functional abdominal pain--which is all the pain and discomfort of IBS with no change in stool consistency or frequency. Stool changes in IBS do not have to be dramatic to count).Most doctors don't distinguish between IBS, CFAP, functional diarrhea or constipation, as there aren't separate treatments for all the different patterns researchers looking at functional GI problems have found.IBS/CFAP pain can be severe. You usually need to have 6 weeks of pain over a period of 6 months before they will consider it a functional GI problem (which are all chronic which means long lasting). So 8 months and it hasn't gone away is not unusual. You've just barely had it long enough to count (not that it makes it any easier to deal with). IBS can go into remission but usually that is more in the 1-5 years after it starts range than the 6-8 months after it starts.There are not a lot of separate pain nerves in the torso and pain often migrates along the tracks so you can sometimes feel pain in places that get served by they same part of the nervous system. Gall bladder pain often can be much worse up by the shoulder blade than in the front where the gall bladder is.Do you have a doctor willing to try medications or are they not interested in helping? There are treatments for IBS pain and like I said CFAP treatment is the same as IBS pain management.
 

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Thank you for your reply..I am having a telephone consultation with a doctor tomorrow to discuss things further. The last time I went they said diet exercise etc..I already have a good diet and I exercise regulary. so I just dont know what to think..the pain in my middle back is the worse but like you said it could be the pain coming through from the front..I just wish it would go away or at least someone tell me exactly what it is.thanks
 

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I have terrible pain in my left side it goes over the hip area and down the left side of the abdomin, and the pain feels like it is in the kidney , so I am assuming that this is referral pain. How can the large colon cause so much pain that it makes you feel sick and hot and faint, so many times I have nearly gone to hospital, I am taking diclofenac tablets for the pain, I suffer with Ibs-D. No body can give me any help( as in specialist, they just say its Ibs). We need more help and for the specialists and doctors to try and do more.
 

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[quote name='nicky1108' timestamp='1280167243' post='800775 The last time I went they said diet exercise etc..I already have a good diet and I exercise regulary. [/quote]Having a good diet is not necessarily the best diet for IBS.Most of us have a number of trigger foods that by trial and error we have learned to avoid.
 
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