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Is severe stomach pain and bloating sign of IBS?

Hi...I am 37 years old...And have been having severe pain/cramping and bloating for the past few months...I have had ultrasounds and ct scans and show that I have small cysts on my ovaries...The doctors seem to think that it is endometriosis...The pain has become debilitating during my period and ovulation but I am now experiencing it outside of those times...My periods have always been painful and bowel movements have always been extremely painful during my periods, but I am now to the point of too much pain...My stools have also now become long and narrow...Not pencil thin, but longer and thinner than "normal". I went to a gastro doctor and he blew me off saying it was IBS...I am really scared and nervous as to what's to come...I am done having children so I am not worried about infertility but I don't know what else to do...I feel like the doctors are pushing me aside making me feel like I am just imagining all of this...I've had 3 kids...I understand pain! So, I don't know where to turn or what to do...Everyone is tired of me complaining and I feel like I have no where to turn or know what to do...I am bloated after I eat and have pain almost always...I don't know if there is a food allergy along with this or what...If you have any guidance I would appreciate it...I am at a loss at this moment...Trying to take care of 3 boys while buckled over in pain is not easy...Any help would be wonderful...I have a fear that it is more then just endometriosis but that is just a fear because as a mother you always fear that...Thank you so much
Catarina
Fri, 5 May 2017
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General Surgeon 's  Response
Resepcted Catarina, hi I evaluated your query thoroughly.
* Mere presence of stomach pain & bloating don`t stamp it as IBS
* Endometriosis is agreeable pertaining to symptoms.
* Stomach problems I think have not been properly rooted out till now.
- Upper GI endoscopy has been carried out ?
* Can consult with details of scanned reports please.
* Till then I will give certain basic guidelines for your betterment :
- avoid prolong fasting / overeating
- have light diet with balance formulations including carbohydrates,
vitamins , minerals, anti-oxidants , proteins , fat .
- avoid excess oily / spicy / nonveg stuffs / beverages
- avoid stress / anxiety
- have regular sound sleep of 8 hours
- regular light exercises with YOGA must which is often neglected totally
- avoid sleeping for 2 hours atleast after meals
- have small amounts of food at regular intervals
- avoid smoking / alcohol / consumption of any abuse substances
- Be Positive attitude in life very vital for you
- avoid pain killers till possible, and if has to be taken always with Proton
pump inhibitors only.
Hope this helps you
Thanks for using Health care magic & giving me an opportunity to assist you in your medical need.
Welcome for any further queries
Regards dear take care.
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