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Does anyone have pain and discomfort after a bowel movement? Also get a little weak and asthma type symptoms. HELP !!
 
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You'd have to be a little more specific than just pain and discomfort. Pain in your abdomen? Rectal area? Internal? External? What do you mean by asthma symptoms? Bob, if you've read very much at all on this list, you probably know that you can be as descriptive as necessary. Some of us are probably feeling just like you and coping with it somehow, but we need more info. Also, are you seeing a doctor, and have you discussed it with him or her?
 
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You'd have to be a little more specific than just pain and discomfort. Pain in your abdomen? Rectal area? Internal? External? What do you mean by asthma symptoms? Bob, if you've read very much at all on this list, you probably know that you can be as descriptive as necessary. Some of us are probably feeling just like you and coping with it somehow, but we need more info. Also, are you seeing a doctor, and have you discussed it with him or her?
 

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Bob, I notice that you are a new member and the photography on your website is awesome!! If you are here looking for advice in the place of seeing your MD let me stop you now. This BB is to help and support people with IBS "D"(diarrhea) or "C" (constipation) which is a diagnosis given by your MD/Gastro Specialist after extensive testing that rules out many possibilities(cancer, crohn's,colitis,obstructions, gallbladder disease, etc.). Most all problems can be cured if detected early but IBS is not curable just eased and slowed. Getting good medical help is the first step and posts on this BB can tell you what to expect about tests and questions to ask the MD. According to the "Rome" criteria, which is the DSM book explaining what constitutes the different syndromes, IBS pain is alleviated by defecation and I know mine always has been relieved with a bowel movement. Your MD needs to find your problem and give you the proper treatment! Good luck, Norb
 

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Bob, I notice that you are a new member and the photography on your website is awesome!! If you are here looking for advice in the place of seeing your MD let me stop you now. This BB is to help and support people with IBS "D"(diarrhea) or "C" (constipation) which is a diagnosis given by your MD/Gastro Specialist after extensive testing that rules out many possibilities(cancer, crohn's,colitis,obstructions, gallbladder disease, etc.). Most all problems can be cured if detected early but IBS is not curable just eased and slowed. Getting good medical help is the first step and posts on this BB can tell you what to expect about tests and questions to ask the MD. According to the "Rome" criteria, which is the DSM book explaining what constitutes the different syndromes, IBS pain is alleviated by defecation and I know mine always has been relieved with a bowel movement. Your MD needs to find your problem and give you the proper treatment! Good luck, Norb
 
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I have been told that I have IBS by a GI Doc. The pain and discomfort is on the lower right side and sometimes just below the sternum. Basically, it's a dull ache and I start to get a little short of breath after using the bathroom.
 
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I have been told that I have IBS by a GI Doc. The pain and discomfort is on the lower right side and sometimes just below the sternum. Basically, it's a dull ache and I start to get a little short of breath after using the bathroom.
 

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Bob, shortness of breath is not a symptom or part of IBS unless you are also experiencing anxiety/hyperventilation difficulties. Your MD needs to check out or run tests on your extra symptoms. Good luck, Norb
 

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Bob, shortness of breath is not a symptom or part of IBS unless you are also experiencing anxiety/hyperventilation difficulties. Your MD needs to check out or run tests on your extra symptoms. Good luck, Norb
 
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Bob, lower right side pains are always a cause for concern unless you know absolutely for sure that you do not have appendicitis. An ache under the sternum is something a lot of us have. Actually, pain anywhere from right to left side just under the ribcage is pretty much par for the course. But, Norbert is right. Make sure you have exhausted all the GI doc's resources before you turn to this group for help. Only your doctor can rule out ulcers, appendicitis, diverticulitis, Crohn's disease, IBD, gallstones, and other treatable diseases that could be causing your symptoms. Yes, it is a pain, and takes up a lot of time, but it's better to be safe.
 
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Bob, lower right side pains are always a cause for concern unless you know absolutely for sure that you do not have appendicitis. An ache under the sternum is something a lot of us have. Actually, pain anywhere from right to left side just under the ribcage is pretty much par for the course. But, Norbert is right. Make sure you have exhausted all the GI doc's resources before you turn to this group for help. Only your doctor can rule out ulcers, appendicitis, diverticulitis, Crohn's disease, IBD, gallstones, and other treatable diseases that could be causing your symptoms. Yes, it is a pain, and takes up a lot of time, but it's better to be safe.
 
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