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Have had IBS constipation issues but lately have severe lower right pain near appendix (no fever, or vomiting) feels like part of colon is twisting around..could it just be a spasm or herniated colon? pain prevents me from being in sitting position, makes me get ice pack to help dull the pain.
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With IBS you don't need an anatomical problem like the colon going through a hernia and being strangulated to cause severe pain. The nerves sensing the colon when they go off can cause severe pain all by themselves without a "good reason". That is part of what makes IBS so frustrating. It is like any other condition where the pain is from messed up nerves. You can't really do much until the nerve decides to stop sending severe pain signals.A spasm might be the reason, but the colon's nerves can send severe pain over normal stimuli, it doesn't have to be something abnormal.If this pain is new to you and started long after you were diagnosed with IBS it may be worth getting it checked out (as something new can happen) but most of the time it ends up being the IBS just being wonky. If it was going on when you were diagnosed then I would be less likely to get it checked out as it was going on when any tests were run.
 

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Thank you for your reply. What's different now is that these episodes are accompanied with urgent need to empty bladder. Guessing that a IBS flared up colon can send misfires to nerves that regulate urinary release.Had 2 different GI MD's tell me after colonoscopies in 2003 and 2008 that I have a tortuous colon. What they didn't say was that my colon would torture me!
 
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