Our expert says:
IBS is a diagnosis made when other factors have been excluded. If you are suffering from endometriosis, it can explain a lot of your symptoms. You should consult your gynaecologist for a possible laparoscopic investigation, to determine the extent of your endometriosis. I also suggest that you consult a gastroenterologist for his/her opinion. There is not much that I can suggest to alleviate your symptoms until you have had your problem thoroughly investigated.
Refer to the following links:
1. IBS: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBS
2. Endometriosis: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Endometriosis
Dr Anrich Burger
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