Hi, I am new to this. I am a 34 year old women, normally very healthy. I really need some answers. Without exaggerating I have extreme pain in my colon. When I look on a diagram it would seem to be the sigmoid colon. It causes me real pain when I pass wind and when go to the toilet. It is so bad that it also hurts when I have normal sex with my husband, and when I use tampons.
This all started with severe abdominal pain in the middle of the night. I have never experienced pain like this before, so I went to my GP the next morning and was admitted to hospital that day. Had some blood taken, urine samples, x-ray of the abdomen and chest, and an ultrasound to test for gal stones. Nothing! I am waiting for an endoscopy appointment now to check the lining of my stomach for ulcers. At the time my pain was everywhere so they (or I) couldn't pin point what it could be. Now almost 2 weeks have gone and my pain is constant at the lower part of the colon. So I'm not convinced I need an endoscopy, but I'm not a doctor so I don't know.
My bowl movements used to always be like clockwork, but now they are random times and less often. I believe the pain was brought on buy something I ate at a restaurant, and I experience the pain again yesterday after something I ate didn't agree with me. I'm scared! This pain up inside me is very worrying! Can anyone relate?