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My IBS seems to be connected to PMS and menstration. When ovulating the excruciating pain wakes me up and continues for up to three days. It has been worse the past two years -- could I have developed endometriosis or is it normal for this to get worse as we get older?
 

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Hi, I want you to know I have the exact same thing. There are others too. I'm in my early thirties and have no endrimertious, cysts, or any thing else. I've had the opinions of three different gyns. Docs say that ovulation can be painful for no real reason. It is not a sign associated with aging. Do not worry about that, but of course it would be advisable to be checked out by a doctor. In my case, it seems that the hormonal burst of progesterone cause a bit of irritation that in turn triggers my IBS. My pain is located in the lower left area of my colon, close to an ovary. The pain is excruciating. I'm not joking. I sweat and shake and the pain is ...unbelievable. The colon spasms are the problem. I'm going to a new gastoenterologist in a few weeks. I'm a C-type and had great hope for the medicine Zelnorm. I'm hoping the new doc can do something to ease my suffering. So, you are not alone. Sorry to say I know no solution.
 

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Hi, I want you to know I have the exact same thing. There are others too. I'm in my early thirties and have no endrimertious, cysts, or any thing else. I've had the opinions of three different gyns. Docs say that ovulation can be painful for no real reason. It is not a sign associated with aging. Do not worry about that, but of course it would be advisable to be checked out by a doctor. In my case, it seems that the hormonal burst of progesterone cause a bit of irritation that in turn triggers my IBS. My pain is located in the lower left area of my colon, close to an ovary. The pain is excruciating. I'm not joking. I sweat and shake and the pain is ...unbelievable. The colon spasms are the problem. I'm going to a new gastoenterologist in a few weeks. I'm a C-type and had great hope for the medicine Zelnorm. I'm hoping the new doc can do something to ease my suffering. So, you are not alone. Sorry to say I know no solution.
 

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I forgot something. I tried to take birth control pills to stop ovulation. Sounds reasonable, huh?. Well, on the pill I have IBS pain and spasms every day! Hormones are m trigger! Normal hormones! IBS is weird!
 

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I forgot something. I tried to take birth control pills to stop ovulation. Sounds reasonable, huh?. Well, on the pill I have IBS pain and spasms every day! Hormones are m trigger! Normal hormones! IBS is weird!
 

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Thanks. I'm glad for your response. Mine is on the right side and yes it is excruciating, sometimes I don't know if I can not go to the emergency room. I feared it was IBS again but I'm also glad to not have the other diseases. I have found the heating pad helps, sometime Hyoscamine helps but not much. Let me know if you get relief with that medication or your new gastro specialist. I'm almost 40 so I could be starting menopause with screwed up hormones. Hormones are also my trigger. Thanks again.
 

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Thanks. I'm glad for your response. Mine is on the right side and yes it is excruciating, sometimes I don't know if I can not go to the emergency room. I feared it was IBS again but I'm also glad to not have the other diseases. I have found the heating pad helps, sometime Hyoscamine helps but not much. Let me know if you get relief with that medication or your new gastro specialist. I'm almost 40 so I could be starting menopause with screwed up hormones. Hormones are also my trigger. Thanks again.
 

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Hi,I am 53 and don't get periods anymore, but thought I could add something to this topic.When I was about 26, every single month, exactly 2 weeks after my period, I would get horrendous pain throughout my whole lower abdomen. This pain would last anywhere from 3-5 days. During this time I was also extremely constipated. I couldn't pass anything...not even gas. It felt like my entire insides were tied up in a huge knot. Finally after a few days..things would start to un-knot and the pain would start to subside and my bowels would start to move again. These horrendous ovualtion pains lasted until menopause. I do remember trying all kinds of pain meds to help, but nothing touched the pain and discomfort I felt. Of course now I don't get them anymore, but I still remember how debilitating they were. As I recall, the only thing that seemed to help a little bit was doing stretching exercises to relax that knotted-up feeling. Sorry I can't be more encouraging, but living with them for so many years, I just sort of got used to them. I knew just when they would be coming and I used to talk myself through them...saying things like, "I can live with this...it's only for a few days and then they will be gone." etc. The only thing was, if at all possible, I would not plan events around that time of the month. Take Care.------------------"Remember To Stop and Smell the Roses"Rose (C-type)
 

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Hi,I am 53 and don't get periods anymore, but thought I could add something to this topic.When I was about 26, every single month, exactly 2 weeks after my period, I would get horrendous pain throughout my whole lower abdomen. This pain would last anywhere from 3-5 days. During this time I was also extremely constipated. I couldn't pass anything...not even gas. It felt like my entire insides were tied up in a huge knot. Finally after a few days..things would start to un-knot and the pain would start to subside and my bowels would start to move again. These horrendous ovualtion pains lasted until menopause. I do remember trying all kinds of pain meds to help, but nothing touched the pain and discomfort I felt. Of course now I don't get them anymore, but I still remember how debilitating they were. As I recall, the only thing that seemed to help a little bit was doing stretching exercises to relax that knotted-up feeling. Sorry I can't be more encouraging, but living with them for so many years, I just sort of got used to them. I knew just when they would be coming and I used to talk myself through them...saying things like, "I can live with this...it's only for a few days and then they will be gone." etc. The only thing was, if at all possible, I would not plan events around that time of the month. Take Care.------------------"Remember To Stop and Smell the Roses"Rose (C-type)
 

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I have experienced it too. It gets so bad I cannot hardly move and is relieved for a few days after my period ends. However, 2 months ago I was told about the fiber perdiem (w/out the laxative senna) I take it 3 times a day and have had more relief since I started taking it then I have in the past 2 years altogether. I have read where hormone progesterone plays a part in this. Actually I think my obgyn told me too. (He told me to try perdiem). I would give it a try.
 

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I have experienced it too. It gets so bad I cannot hardly move and is relieved for a few days after my period ends. However, 2 months ago I was told about the fiber perdiem (w/out the laxative senna) I take it 3 times a day and have had more relief since I started taking it then I have in the past 2 years altogether. I have read where hormone progesterone plays a part in this. Actually I think my obgyn told me too. (He told me to try perdiem). I would give it a try.
 

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I had the exact symptoms you described. I've always had painful periods (from day one)but they got much worse as I got older, then I added the pain on the right side between periods in my early 20's. Luckily when I was 26 I found an OB/GYN who believed me :) and after running a battery of tests he discovered I had developed scar tissue along my right ovary and outside my uterus. It has since been removed and the majority of the pain between periods has stopped. Hormones are also a trigger for me (going on the Depo Shot was one of my worst decisions ever :eek
but since I was put on the BC pill continuously things seemed to have slowed down some.
 

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I had the exact symptoms you described. I've always had painful periods (from day one)but they got much worse as I got older, then I added the pain on the right side between periods in my early 20's. Luckily when I was 26 I found an OB/GYN who believed me :) and after running a battery of tests he discovered I had developed scar tissue along my right ovary and outside my uterus. It has since been removed and the majority of the pain between periods has stopped. Hormones are also a trigger for me (going on the Depo Shot was one of my worst decisions ever :eek
but since I was put on the BC pill continuously things seemed to have slowed down some.
 
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