Hi all,I am really trying to understand how the pain I/we feel is actually caused. I would describe my pain as being - left sided, anywhere from ribs down to pelvis area, can be frontal, on the side or my back. Dull, achey, prickly, burning, sometimes stabby crampy - that is pretty much the 'normal' for me...So how is this pain actually caused? Am I correct in thinking that whole the large intestine is hollow it is not permanantly blown open and circular so to speak? So it can flattern inself as such if not? Does this mean that when waste is being moved along the expanding/streatching of the intestine is what causes the pain, also when gas is fassing through, getting traped? Is it that the nerves just freak out sometimes when this process is happening? Also I guess that sometimes the muscles in the wall cramp or spasum. Can this cramping/spasum allways be felt as pain of that type, or can this be felt as I describe above if the cramping/spasum is not intense, so it creates a 'sensation' of pain that is interprated as above?I know this is a bit waffely and spelling is a bit off but wanted to get it down while it was in my mind...Thanks for any input here..