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Hi All:Newbie here to the site but not to IBS. Had a number of bad years from 16-21yrs then some peace for a while. Well, it is back. Gas,bloating, c and d and I am in my early 30s now.Back then I primarily had gas pains everywhere from lower abdominal to upper chest/shoulders. Now it seems to be pain in the region above the belly button but well below the breastbone and sometimes btwn the blades. Achy sometimes stabbing, feel very gassy, belch frequently, feel naseauous at times, just plain nasty. Had work-up for GB,Pancreas,Stomach,,(ultrasound) and nothing there.Anyone else have middle abdominal pains, I guess to say below the stomach, early part of the intestines and gassy/bloaty feeling up to the esophagus? What causes the pain?Fiber helps but then increases gas, afraid to eat not knowing what will flare it up.Just venting, after years of relative peace it is depressing knowing it is back.
 

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I get those pains in mid-stomach, too. Backing up to the esophygus (sp?) sounds like either diverticulosis or GERD. Have you been to your Dr. lately? Good luck,Joan
 

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dande5,Wow! I have about the exact same symptoms as you, and we are close to the same age (I'm 28), too! I have sharp, stabbing pains behind my belly button. I also have pain in my back, between my shoulder blades, I belch a lot, and I have gas pain with constant bloating. I mainly have D, but alternate to C a few times a week. I also reflux stomach contents up my throat occassionally.I have been told I have GERD (in addition to IBS), and I take 40mg of Prilosec a day. You really should be tested for GERD, and H. Pylori. I was diagnosed with the H. Pylori bacteria when my symptoms were at their worst. It can make you feel really bad!Ain't it fun being us?!
 
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