Hi. I have had digestive problems during some horrible hormonal changes at the age of 55. This is fairly normal during menopause but I have always had an ache in my left buttock, loin area and odd twitching in my legs and groin weakness, this has now been investigated via an MRI scan and my consultant has told me that I have two bulging discs in my lower back, do you think that a back problem can make IBS worse? I believe that the back problem can also be caused by hormone depletion as many women develop musculoskeletal problems. I just wondered if it is just coincidence that both arrived at the same time, or that one has aggrevated the other?
Any thoughts would be appreciated, although my consultant says I think too much!!