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Could IBS cause this?

Have had IBS for 20 years and today woke up with sharp, stabbing pain in right side of stomach. Pain comes and goes. Also bloated with general abdominal pain. Ate lots of whole grains yesterday - not sure if that contributed.

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    I have had the same sharp, stabbing pain wake me up in the middle of the night after I go to bed bloated. It turned out to be pressure on pre-existing gallstones. Not suggesting it's the same for you. Please speak with your doctor with this, if you haven't already. Please keep us in the loop and let us know how you are making out. We are here for support. -Todd, IrritableBowelSyndrome.net Team

    1. Thank you. Pain has subsided. Hoping it was just IBS.

      1. , I often have sharp gas pains similar to what you're describing. As Todd said, you should speak with your doctor if you haven't already, especially if this is a new symptom for you. Glad you are feeling better! -Amy, IrritableBowelSyndrome.net Team

        1. Hi, I am new to this group, I am a 51 year old woman, who suffers daily with IBS and experience pain, even pain that feels the same as you are describing.

          I was hoping to see if anyone may have experienced the same or similar symptoms.

          My symptoms are:
          Extreme bloating as if pregnant. (Have a flat stomach normally) lasting for days (never had this before)

          Abdominal pain
          All over stomach pain
          Cramping
          Burning
          Nauseous
          Hot/cold
          Pressure in rectum
          Horrific pain,stabbing,cramping, usually lower right quadrant
          Frequent bowel movements
          (All different colors,consistency)
          Pain before bowel movement and after
          (No relief, at all at times/pain can be even worse)

          Please, help!!
          Thank you

          1. Hi ,

            Your symptoms are definitely in line of those who have IBS. Are you working with a gastroenterologist to help ease these symptoms?

            I am so sorry you are going through this. Have you tried changing your diet? I know when I eliminated grains and dairy the bloating totally went away for me. It's hard, but it's worth it.

            Also, have you tried taking a probiotic?

            Best,
            Elizabeth (team member)

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