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Severe stomach pain problems

Digestive Health | Last Active: Dec 29, 2019 | Replies (6)

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I feel like I'm stuck though. I've had multiple tests done including a colonoscopy and barium swallow and nothing comes up. Now when I talk to a doctor about it they just tell me its probably ibs and do nothing about it. But no medication has really helped me so it's like trying to solve a problem with no one really willing to actually take the time to help me.

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Hi again @stevenshep,

Have you sought a second opinion from a multidisciplinary health care institution like a university medical center or a Mayo facility? For hard-to-diagnose problems, these types of medical centers tend to be better than a local health care system.

You might want to consider it.

IBS feels like something is wrong. I’ve had all the tests and there is nothing wrong with me. But it is completely controllable over 80% of the time with a proper food elimination diet. So if you figure out what you’re eating that causes the discomfort and eliminate it, you will feel better. Also, coffee, pop, chocolate, aspartame, and animal fat are culprits for me. So just figure out your triggers and you will feel better. Also, probiotics are amazing, either supplements or low fat yogurt.