Hello, I am new to this discussion panel. I have had IBS for a lot of years, but I didn' t know what it was until about 2 years ago. I am 70 years old and it seems to be getting worse all the time. I have been checked out by my Gastroenterologist, my Gynocologist, my Urologist, my Orthopedist and lastly by a Proctologist. I have a slightly dropped bladder, hemorhoids and fissures on the anus. Not surprisingly, they all agree that I have a moderatly severe case of IBS. Since I have arthritis in my hip and I have chronic low back pain, my Orthopedist says that could also be a contributing factor to IBS. But I have noticed that I get Flu like symptoms when I am having a particularly bad espisode of IBS. I would like to know if anyone else has had this same effect from IBS? It is a very puzzleing effect. I would appreciate any information anyone can give me.
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