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I know there's no such thing as a "typical" IBS patient but I just don't seem to fit. I had a colectomy 7 years ago (removed 7/8 of my colon)and I don't have a lot of trouble with d or c, although eliminating dairy has helped some. My main problem is that my stomach hurts, is extremely tender (can't wear anything around my waist), and now intercourse is very painful. I've had an ultrasound, abd. xrays, upper GI series, sigmoidoscopy, endoscopy, and a CT scan. Is it possible my GYN might help more than my gastro doc? Thanks for any advice.
 

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Post surgery their can be a lot of things going on in there none of which are typical of IBS. However pain is typical of IBS.There is chronic functional abdominal pain which is all the pain of IBS without the D or C, and that reducing gas load reduces the pain could be functional, but could be adhesions or other scarring issues from the surgery, but I think they would have seen those wiht the tests.A Gyn exam would not be a bad thing to have done in case the pain is from there rather than from the intestines.K.
 

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I had adhesions last year and the only way they were able to see them was my GYN doing a laparoscopy. Thay are very painful. My GI doc did an ultrasound, abd. xrays, upper GI series, sigmoidoscopy, endoscopy, colonoscopy, CT scan and found nothing. I also had endometrosis and all that made my IBS-C so much worst. Best wishes and blessings,Abi
 
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Hey Abigail, your list of diagnostic tests is just like my list with the same results. Now that is the good news, but the pain still goes on. I have not had the scoping, just repeat of some of the tests and still normal. Did the laparoscope clear out the adhesions?Char
 

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quote:Originally posted by Abigail:I had adhesions last year and the only way they were able to see them was my GYN doing a laparoscopy. Thay are very painful. My GI doc did an ultrasound, abd. xrays, upper GI series, sigmoidoscopy, endoscopy, colonoscopy, CT scan and found nothing. I also had endometrosis and all that made my IBS-C so much worst. Best wishes and blessings,Abi
Abigale, what were your adhesions from? Did you have abdominal surgery of some kind? What happened after your doctor discovered the adhesions? It' really encouraging to hear your story since I had all the same tests but nothing was found. Sure hope you're better now, I'll ask my GYN about this when I see him. Thanks again.
 
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