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Endrometriosis as I understand it, can be on the intestines and if it is there it may disrupt the function of the intestines and cause pain.It is fairly common for any female reproductive problem to cause GI problems. Often the first sign of ovarian cancer is IBS-like symptoms.K.------------------I have no financial, academic, or any other stake in any commercial product mentioned by me.My story and what worked for me in greatly easing my IBS: http://www.ibsgroup.org/ubb/Forum17/HTML/000015.html
 

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Endrometriosis as I understand it, can be on the intestines and if it is there it may disrupt the function of the intestines and cause pain.It is fairly common for any female reproductive problem to cause GI problems. Often the first sign of ovarian cancer is IBS-like symptoms.K.------------------I have no financial, academic, or any other stake in any commercial product mentioned by me.My story and what worked for me in greatly easing my IBS: http://www.ibsgroup.org/ubb/Forum17/HTML/000015.html
 

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I have ibs d and endometriosis. I use to think that my ibs was misdiagnoisedI was sure that it was the endometriosis that was the cause on by problems until after I became pregant. When I was pregant my ibs did act up, but it wasn't to bad. After I had my baby which was two months ago. My ibs has been at its worst. I have'nt had a period yet because I'm breastfeeding. When you breastfeed you don't get your period. So there went my thery on the endo being the cultpit. I think the endo just makes ibs worst, but its the cause. Sorry for the bad newsHope you feel better
 

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I have ibs d and endometriosis. I use to think that my ibs was misdiagnoisedI was sure that it was the endometriosis that was the cause on by problems until after I became pregant. When I was pregant my ibs did act up, but it wasn't to bad. After I had my baby which was two months ago. My ibs has been at its worst. I have'nt had a period yet because I'm breastfeeding. When you breastfeed you don't get your period. So there went my thery on the endo being the cultpit. I think the endo just makes ibs worst, but its the cause. Sorry for the bad newsHope you feel better
 

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Hey Tim,Well, my doc is just baffled why I would have SOoooo much lower abdomen pain. He saw the bruising on my abdomen caused from the heating pad and freaked. He was shuffling through my chart mumbling the words, "What are we missing here??!!"....He suggested a possible culprit being endometriosis and I tend to agree. Also I had a C-Section with my first child and he says that I'm probably full of adhesions.The more I've read on endometriosis of the bowel, the more I'm convinced that this is a very high possibility as to what is causing a lot of my symptoms. I'm not saying that I don't have IBS and all my symptoms are due to endo or adhesions, but there's a great big chance that a lot of my belly pain is complicated by the adhesions or endo and not just IBS. I also have a pouch type area that sticks out beside my belly button. My doc says that could be adhesions or tissue attached to my bowel.....Now the big thing is getting my nerve up for the laparascopy he wants to do. I don't tolerate pain meds very well, so I don't know what I'll do. Just be in pain I guess......heck, I've had 2 kids, I guess I can do this with my eyes closed right??? Someone reassure me puuulleeeezzzz!
Thanks again Tim and thanks for the article Eric, I'm getting ready to check it out....Megan
 

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Hey Tim,Well, my doc is just baffled why I would have SOoooo much lower abdomen pain. He saw the bruising on my abdomen caused from the heating pad and freaked. He was shuffling through my chart mumbling the words, "What are we missing here??!!"....He suggested a possible culprit being endometriosis and I tend to agree. Also I had a C-Section with my first child and he says that I'm probably full of adhesions.The more I've read on endometriosis of the bowel, the more I'm convinced that this is a very high possibility as to what is causing a lot of my symptoms. I'm not saying that I don't have IBS and all my symptoms are due to endo or adhesions, but there's a great big chance that a lot of my belly pain is complicated by the adhesions or endo and not just IBS. I also have a pouch type area that sticks out beside my belly button. My doc says that could be adhesions or tissue attached to my bowel.....Now the big thing is getting my nerve up for the laparascopy he wants to do. I don't tolerate pain meds very well, so I don't know what I'll do. Just be in pain I guess......heck, I've had 2 kids, I guess I can do this with my eyes closed right??? Someone reassure me puuulleeeezzzz!
Thanks again Tim and thanks for the article Eric, I'm getting ready to check it out....Megan
 

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MeganI have IBS-C and Endo. I don't have kids, but I have had a lap and I would think that it's a lot easier than childbirth! I was back to work in 3 days - the most pain I had was in my shoulder...the gas from the lap travels there afterward - very strange.During my lap, my doc couldn't get all of the endo since it was in "places too dangerous to cauterize" so I also suspect that adhesions are aggravating the IBS. Is this doc you're seeing a GI? I'm trying to switch to a doc at the University of Chicago that specializes in IBS and Womens Issues. I'll let you know if she says anything bordering on an ephiphany.Karen
 

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MeganI have IBS-C and Endo. I don't have kids, but I have had a lap and I would think that it's a lot easier than childbirth! I was back to work in 3 days - the most pain I had was in my shoulder...the gas from the lap travels there afterward - very strange.During my lap, my doc couldn't get all of the endo since it was in "places too dangerous to cauterize" so I also suspect that adhesions are aggravating the IBS. Is this doc you're seeing a GI? I'm trying to switch to a doc at the University of Chicago that specializes in IBS and Womens Issues. I'll let you know if she says anything bordering on an ephiphany.Karen
 

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Hi Karen.....the doc that wants to do the lap is my OBGYN. He delivered both my children. I do want to talk to him once more before I get the procedure set up. I want to make it clear to him that he has all my permission to take anything out that needs to go. I just want to go through this once, so I say get it out while you're in there snooping around
Gotta get my nerve up to just go ahead and do it....may be the best thing for me.....Thanks for your reply,Megan
 

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Hi Karen.....the doc that wants to do the lap is my OBGYN. He delivered both my children. I do want to talk to him once more before I get the procedure set up. I want to make it clear to him that he has all my permission to take anything out that needs to go. I just want to go through this once, so I say get it out while you're in there snooping around
Gotta get my nerve up to just go ahead and do it....may be the best thing for me.....Thanks for your reply,Megan
 
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Megan,If you would like to know my battles with endometriosis and the surgery I just had, refer to my last post on Diet for IBS-C. Read towards the end of my book, I wrote. Maybe this will help some. You did mention adhesions. If your feeling a tugging sensation, then most likely it is adhesions from you c section. You don't get the adhesions from laparascopies, which is through the belly button. Usually is out patient. Mine ended up being inpatient, because of the severity. As Karen said, you only really feel pain in your shoulders. I felt quite a bit of pain in my abdomen, because of what was done. My previous lap was a piece of cake. If you read my other post, you will understand. If you want to talk more about endometriosis, I am very knowledgable about it. I have dealt with it for 4years. I have researched and have seen many specialists. You can email me at CTrig3###cs.com Now, It is IBS, that I need to find out more info on. Hope I can help.Karen, If your endo is bothering you, please email me as well. I can explain to you the difference in treatments. I found a doctor that got rid of mine. My last Doctor told me the same thing, that you were told. This is not true. It can be done, you just have to see someone that has the experties.
 
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Megan,If you would like to know my battles with endometriosis and the surgery I just had, refer to my last post on Diet for IBS-C. Read towards the end of my book, I wrote. Maybe this will help some. You did mention adhesions. If your feeling a tugging sensation, then most likely it is adhesions from you c section. You don't get the adhesions from laparascopies, which is through the belly button. Usually is out patient. Mine ended up being inpatient, because of the severity. As Karen said, you only really feel pain in your shoulders. I felt quite a bit of pain in my abdomen, because of what was done. My previous lap was a piece of cake. If you read my other post, you will understand. If you want to talk more about endometriosis, I am very knowledgable about it. I have dealt with it for 4years. I have researched and have seen many specialists. You can email me at CTrig3###cs.com Now, It is IBS, that I need to find out more info on. Hope I can help.Karen, If your endo is bothering you, please email me as well. I can explain to you the difference in treatments. I found a doctor that got rid of mine. My last Doctor told me the same thing, that you were told. This is not true. It can be done, you just have to see someone that has the experties.
 

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Vic,Don't throw yer theory out the window. One of the common elements between "ibs" symptoms like yours, cyclic fluctuations in the pain concmmittant with the cyclic fluctuations in specific hormones on females, is a class of chemicals released by certain immune cells are called prostaglandins. In simple terms this clas of chemicals is also one of the big culprits in painful menses...and can be evn more significant in patients with endo. However, with the symptoms you described elsewhere, even though PG production may be altered due to the [resent cesasation of your cycle and the effects of breast feeding this does not stop the immune cells in your gut which are reactibg to things in your diet to stop doing what they do to your bowels. the endo is a "comorbidity" which aggravates your symptoms but is not the "root" of the problem. This remains.This was first discovered in "IBS" victims I think as I recall as far back as 1988 (PGE2 in the stool of the IBS victims examined with d)and the sources later confirmed by the various in vivo findings related to the abnormal mucosal immune structure and response.MNL___________ www.leapallergy.com
 
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