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Please help me!!! I have pain in my right hip that has become severe over the last few months. From what I have read, IBS can cause pain in the joints but I have not been able to find anything to explain how it does. I have gone for physiotherapy and the therapist is really making me angry because since she does not understand how the IBS causes the pain in the hip, she refuses to believe that it is part of the chronic problem. As a result, she is trying to permanently "fix" the problem and will not focus on relieving the pain.
 
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Not sure where you got IBS causes joint pain??Inflamatory Bowel Diseases (IBD not IBS) may be associated with joint pain from other autoimmune issues. Having one autoimmune disease will increase the chance you get a second one and having one attacking the bowels and another attacking the joints is quite common.But I do not see how IBS would be causing the hip pain and would investigate that as a separate issue. Now the stress from IBS may make other painful conditions worse just as any stressor can.K.
 

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I was diagnosed with chronic IBS about five years ago. At that time I was examined by the top GI specialist in my home province and he gave me a book on living with chronic IBS by Norra Tannenhaus. On page 14 of the book in a questionaire regarding IBS symptoms, the question is "Do you frequently experience any of these? Included are headaches, backaches, frequent colds, "sniffles", or the flu, and joint pain". The comment after the question is, "Some people with IBS have these conditions as well". Since the pain in my hip flares up when my IBS does, I can only conclude that the two are somehow related. What I have never been able to discover is how and why this occurs.
 
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