Just last week I started having bouts of pain directly center just below the bottom of my ribcage. They are always the same - they last about 15 minutes, feels like constipation, and it's a deep aching pain, not a sharp pain. More like the feeling after being hit in the gut. It happens 1-2 hours after eating, unless the meal is heavy, or with beer, then it happens pretty quickly. Obviously I have cut out the alcohol and limited the types of foods, but I still consistently have a minimum 5 minute "episode" as food passes through this area. I also get at least one in the middle of the night. Additionally, I have had diarrhea since day 1 and that hasn't changed.


Thanks for any help.
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replied May 15th, 2017
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and i understand your concern. Modify diet lifestyle, take soem antacid and anti spasmodic, lose weight, avoid trigger diets like beer, smoking etc. Visit our IBS health center for further guidance.

I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care

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