Had a colonoscopy and endoscopy yesterday plus a small bowel MRI 2 weeks ago. I'm clear for IBD thank goodness and only comments on my discharge letter were very loopy redundant sigmoid. Gastro had a heck of a job with the colonoscopy. He said both procedures would take 45 mins in total but ended up being an hour and a quarter. At one point the nurse was pushing hard on my stomach to try to help gastro get the camera round the bends. It got a bit painful at one point and I asked if it was the air that was giving me the pains and he said no it's very loopy and the pain is me stretching the bowel wall trying to progress further.
So, the clear for IBD leaves me with the IBS diagnosis but I've obviously googled the loopy bowel and see that on various forums it's discussed as causing IBS type symptoms and some people have had surgery to remove the extra bit of bowel and found their symptoms disappeared.
Anyone else got any thoughts? I'm not saying I'd ask to undergo surgery that wasnt really required, I'd just like to know if this could be causing my issues and I'll just have to put up with it or if something can be done.