I know, I know....we all have our own symptom that concerns us and we seek validation here, to see if others share this or if it is something to obsess about.For me, at times my colon or rectal area becomes very tense and painful and stays that way all day. Now, this is not the same as the syndrome where you wake up in the middle of the night with a cramp in your butt! This is a more subtle but annoying tension in the same area that just keeps happening all day!It began for me recently when I went into a IBS-D phase. The problem we all have is trying (if this even makes sense) to differentiate between a pure IBS symptom and our own nervous overlay of MORE symptoms due to our focus on the problem. Perhaps many of us have experienced being fine and then having a scary situation or thought arise, and IMMEDIATELY the gut reacts, and we have that fight or flight response (need to find a restroom soon). So, I am wondering if my IBS-D is probably triggering my tension in this area.It is hard to tell what is created at a subconscious level and what is overlayed by our worry and concern.