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Since I first developed IBS symptoms, the areas that are painful are a bit itchy. It will ache "inside" and itch "outside". Does anyone else experience this? Most of my pain is in the upper left quadrant of my abdomen. An X-ray several months ago showed that my distension/constipaton aren't focused there; it just seems to be where the pain manifests.Anyone know why it would feel itchy?
 

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Itch can be caused by a wide variety of physical and chemical stimuli, such as light pressure, warming, exposure to acids or bases, or histamine release (allergic reactions). As a practical matter, a major factor in itching is damaged skin. Dryness, either from outdoor exposure or dry heated air, and contact with detergents or hot water can break down the protective barrier that skin provides and allow nerve endings in the skin surface to become irritated.
 
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