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Colon pain

Colon pain manily on the left side. Wake up around 3 am every night hurting. The pain gets worse when lying down. What causes this? The doctor did not know. I have tried eating early . Not eating after 3:00pm and it doesn't make any difference. I have constipation. I take an enema when I wake up at 3 and sometimes it helps.

  1. I'm so sorry you're dealing with this. Did you recently have any tests done to rule out any inflammation? Does this happen every day, no matter what you eat? Karina (team member)

    1. Yes, every day. Bloat is awful. I never have a urge to go. Just pain. I never have a formed bowel movement. It's always liquid with small bits of poop in it. Thank you for the reply

      1. That sounds really hard, I'm sorry. Have you tried different diet changes to see if that helps, maybe even working with a dietitian? Karina (team member)

    2. sybil, I get the same run around when talking to doctors about my IBS. I'm in pain on a daily basis, yet no one takes this seriously

      1. I'm so, so sorry. It's terrible when you're suffering so much yet can't get doctors to listen. Have you tried seeing an alternative practitioner, like a naturopath? Some community members had great experiences. Sending hugs, Karina (team member)

    3. I am seeing osteopaths. That's a big part of the problem.

      1. I worked at a Naturopathic teaching college. Not a huge fan but I'll try anything. Thanks!

      2. I hope you'll find an approach that works for you soon! Wishing you all the best, Karina (team member)

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