Hi Polly, Long time no seeHow have you been? Are you still doing those beautiful watercolors? I am not sure in your particular situation, but I know in mine...I can get pain on my left side...or pain in my right...even going into my leg or hip. A few times I worried I had appendicitis.Some on here have had back pain also. I've experienced it too, but not actual IBS pain....for me it was pain from the strain on my back from having bloating.