Hi. I'd love to hear from anyone whose problems dated from a hysterectomy. My IBS problems were C-based and infrequent until a hysterectomy ten years ago for a fast-growing fibroid, after which all bowel movements felt as if they were happening in the birth canal. Which I no longer had. Constant discomfort rather than pain was my experience, with a sense of constriction and frequent bloating. All stools resembled chocolate finger biscuits or the occasional very slim Toblerone. I have never been able to work out a food trigger. In the past three years I have also had several scary episodes of what felt like a twisted bowel lasting for many hours with acute pain and sometimes vomiting. I am currently trying Symprove which seems to produce looser but hard to pass results and a vague low level feeling of irritation. In other words it seems to put the I into IBS. 'Irritable' has never felt an accurate description of what I feel. Ring any bells?