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Carolyn
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posted 08-26-99 01:25 PM           Edit/Delete Message
I have not been diagnosed with IBS but have
always had a sensitive digestive system -
usually normal but does react easily to stress. In the last few months I have had
tenderness, pain, discomfort during sex --
the lower abdomen is tender and painful and
I cannot tolerate vigorous thrusting/activity. One spot in the lower
right abdomen is particularly tender.
Has anyone else had similar experience ? Does
this sound like IBS or is it something else ?

moldie
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posted 08-26-99 01:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for moldie     Edit/Delete Message
The answer Carolyn is that it could be IBS and it could be some other problem. I too have this symptom and believe it is from my IBS as I have been checked out by an internist and Gynocologist. It wouldn't be a bad idea to have this checked out so as to rule out any other possible problems and to put at ease any fears you might have.

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chrisseese
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posted 08-26-99 05:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for chrisseese   Click Here to Email chrisseese     Edit/Delete Message
I too have experienced this pain and have gone through the battery of GI & GYN tests. Since beginning the Caltrate Plus and getting my IBS somewhat under control, I am happy to say that I haven't experienced any of the pain. My husband feels like he has a new wife since I don't scream out in pain now.

Don't assume IBS without getting things checked out.

Chris

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Nicol
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posted 08-27-99 03:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Nicol     Edit/Delete Message
Well a couple of things to watch for is air passing through your vaginal opening (lots and constant) and discharge or stool. This could indicate a fistula which would need immediate attention. Another thing is the possibility of endometriosis. Sometimes the scarring can cause this type of pain. Please get this checked out ASAP.

alleycat
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posted 08-28-99 12:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for alleycat     Edit/Delete Message
I also have a lto of discomfort...and nothing to do about it...
about the air passing through, do you mean during sex? I have this, which is only relieved after, when the air can be let out. I also have alot of vaginal discharge. Is this something to worry about? I always thought it was just normal for my body...
What exactly is a fistula??
Good luck with your problems Carolyn, and please post if you have any solutions!!

Nicol
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posted 08-29-99 03:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Nicol     Edit/Delete Message
A fistula is a tube that runs from your bowel to another part of your body, ie: to an organ, part of your bowel or externally as an abcess that drains. I have a recto vaginal one. First air will pass through and then possible discharge from an abcess or stool can come through. Mine is very painful during my cycle. The air that passes happens all the time and it is like a constant supply of air. It is not the same as the air from sex, that is normal. I can do situps and pass air for 2 min while I am doing my situps. It is pretty strange. If you do pass air through there than check for an odor, that is also a sign of a fistula.

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