my 16 year old son has constant pain in his stomach and the doctors have said, after extensive tests of a single blood test to rule out chrones, that is must be IBS. I cannot get him to go back to the doctors as he says it is not worth it as they never do anything anyway. I am inclined to agree but would like him to have some more tests but he is stubborn. I did manage to get him to go to an allergy tester and she said he is intolerant of pork. We have cut this from his diet although have found that gelatin can be made with pork and therefore some sweets etc. affect him.
Our problem at the moment is he throws up a lot, most days (or nights to be precise) it lasts about an hour and then he is thoroughly exhausted.
My question is, Is this a symptom of IBS? I know from reading this blog that everyone is different, but do I need to insist he goes to doctors as it may be something else.