I've been suffering all my life with 'tummy' issues but was diagnosed with IBS about five years ago officially. Nothing seems to help- food and anxiety sometimes trigger it and sometimes it occurs for no reason at all.
I'd resigned myself to this until lately when a couple of people mentioned their experiences of being diagnosed with IBS but actually having endometriosis or a hernia and I'm now wondering if this could be what's going on instead? Over the last year, I've noticed I ONLY get symptoms on my left side, next to my belly button and when the pain becomes intense, a large lump appears and morphs (sorry for the description!). I had an IUS fitted about 18 months ago and have seen gastro and gynae specialists since but apparently still have IBS.
Does anyone have any experience with these diagnoses or does anyone only experience IBS on the left side?
Thanks for your help.