I don't know if I have IBS or not, but this question is unrelated. Often I've noticed that when I have gas I have a slight cramping in my lower left pelvic area...right near the hip bone. I'm scared it could be my ovary. Is this normal? Thanks!
Well I'm a man so I dont have to worry about my ovaries. But I also get a pain there. Maybe slightly further up than your describing, under the last rib on the left side, (this is a classic IBS pain spot as Kathleen informed me.) It is where the bowel kinks downwards on its way to the colon. I have a mild to moderate discomfort here almost every morning that is (thankfully) relieved with my morning movement.
That's what bothers me...everyone says their pain is higher up near the ribcage. Mine is definitely lower, in the pelvic area. But it only happens when I'm gassy, so I guess that means it's likely NOT my ovary???
That's right where my worst pain is. I have had my ovaries checked out and there fine, but they had a hard time seeing them in the ultrasound because there was so much GAS in my colon right there. I haven't been diagnosed yet for IBS (i go to a GE soon), but I'm pretty sure that's what i got. the pain is there about 80% of the time, and varies from slightly annoying to almost making me nauseous.
quote:Originally posted by SweetPea83:That's what bothers me...everyone says their pain is higher up near the ribcage. Mine is definitely lower, in the pelvic area. But it only happens when I'm gassy, so I guess that means it's likely NOT my ovary???
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