I have a lot of symptms of IBS, and I think I have it, but I'm not sure. I have always had a sensitive stomach, but never thought anything about it, just thought I was eating something that caused me to get gas a diarhhea. Then I heard of IBS on TV, and it got me thinking. The only thing that has me a little confused is the pain part. I have pain somtimes in my abdomen, right under my ribcage, above my bellybutton. Can someone describe the pain symtoms of IBS? Is it more of a gas pain, or a localized pain? It is differet all the time. Sometimes it's kind of a burning pain, sometimes just aches a little. It's off and on, and seems to only be there when my stomach is empty. I thought maybe it could be an ulcer, who knows. But I have a bowel movenment several times a day, sometimes with a stomach ache, and once and a while I'll have bouts of constipation. But the bowel movements aren't severe, meaning I usually don't have to run to the bathroom. I just get a gassy feeling. I am just kind of worried about the pain in my stomach. And lately I feel bloated ALL DAY LONG! I know I should see the doctor, but yuck! I hate going to the doctor, especially for things like this. Help!