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http://www.obgyn.net/endo/articles/cook_003.htm<br[/URL] />this particular article describes a process known as "bowel endometriosis'. THe symptoms I have now -were diagnosed (after upper and lower gi) as IBS. However, I realized that the meds I am on do little to help me and I always end up in the hospital about 7-12 days before my cycle, as the pain is so intense. This time at the hospital I demanded to see a gyno. She told me my symptoms are very similar to endometriosis and to have this further investigated with a gyno. When I came home and did some research on the internet about it, I found a lot of similarities. In fact at several endometriosis websites, IBS was listed as a "symptom" of endometriosis. Additionally I found websites that mentioned women who were diagnosed with IBS or even Crohn's and they really just had endometriosis. SO ladies, look into this if it sounds plausible for your situation.take carenesaby
 
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Hey all: I don't have the intense pain you described (although I do get cramps), but I do find that my period affects my bowel.For instance, I run to C, but during my period I have D.Anyone else? Any explanations?blbe
 

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Dear nesaby, This might very well be true. I thought this when I read the book "Listen to your Body." I had the Laporoscopy done, and sure enough, I had it. If you have a lot of bad cramping with your period, it's quite possible. I do want to caution you, however, that even when I had a hysterectomy done in the end, my symptoms returned. It turned out I had a bad case of Candidiasis and had I been treated for that, I probably wouldn't have had to go through the hyster., or even the scoping in the first place. There were no signs of a yeast infection, as the antibiotic I was taken for adult onset acne had masked the symptoms. However, when I had my follow-up exam after my hyster, my Gyno doc. scraped my vaginal wall and found it. I should have been treated with an oral antifungal at this time, but he just told me to vinegar douche and use Lotrimin. Although it took care of the mild vag symptoms, by that time it was in my bowel and more systemic. It caused terrible bloating, cramping, stooling. It was the apparent cause of rectal spasms with pain I was having, that I thought might be do to bowel endo. I would check this out first if you think this could be a possibility. Besides Antibiotics; Birth Control Pills, and Steroids can kill off the friendly bacteria that normally keeps all our Candida in check. Ibuprofen taken for the uterine cramping with your period can be very helpful. Frankly, it's much easier to deal with Candida than Endo. Take Care. ------------------
 
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Badluckblueeyes- I don't mean to rat out on my friend, but her doctor think she has IBS too. She gets D when she is on her period too. Sorry, I have no advise though. She hasn't tried anything yet, but I'll keep you posted! TAKE CARE!
 
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I usually have D at least once during the first few days of my period. And my stomach feels upset like I'm going to have D those days, even if I don't. I always thought it had something to do with hormonal changes. My mother has D during her period too, and does not suffer IBS as far as I know.
 
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