I've just joined this community to ask a quick question...
Is it possible to have IBS without any bowel issues?
I've got a huge list of stomach (and various other) symptoms, am B12 deficient, chronic low iron and low platelets, positive ANA result and hiatus hernia picked up during an endoscopy that was otherwise clear. Coeliac biopsy negative.
I suffer from daily nausea and a whole range of stomach pain and discomfort - acid reflux, gurgling and churning, bloating/pressure in upper stomach, painful cramps and spasms, etc. Sometimes tolerable, sometimes bad enough that I can't eat and sit huddled on bathroom floor for hours. No diarrhoea or constipation. I've lost a stone in less than a year and am now underweight.
My GP is bored of me, and now says anxiety / IBS. I said I had zero trouble with my bowels and he said that some people with IBS don't.
I've googled but can't find any reference to this so I thought I would ask the experts!
Thanks in advance