Thank you for the query.
In this area apart from gallbladder
, there pain can be also caused by stomach diseases, pancreas diseases and large intestine diseases.
I suggest you to have some more diagnostics before IBS will be diagnosed. If you are 50 or older, colonoscopy
should be done, especially if you have any blood in stool
, constipations or lost some weight recently.
To rule out stomach and duodenum ulcers, upper GI endoscopy
should be done. Some more blood tests should be also done: liver tests (AST,ALT,GGTP), amylase, bilirubin
, urine analysis.
If still no findings, abdominal CT should be done. Only after all this tests, IBS can be a diagnose.
With such nonspecific abdominal pains, it is always worth to try Rifaximine treatment which eliminates severe bacterial infection.
Hope this will help.