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UNUSUAL ABDOMINAL PAIN/DISCOMFORT - ANY SUGGESTIONS
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asbhm posted:

I was recently diagnosed with IBS, and am confused if this is the correct diagnosis because for two months I have had a sensation of an elastic band around my rib cage. I have been using miralax a couple of weeks, as recommended by a GI doctor, but the band still exists. The symptoms first started as discomfort while sitting only, but now also occur when lying down. CT scans have not identified any cause, other than constipation. Family practice, GI, neuro doctors all baffled. Has anyone else had a similar set of symptoms and what did you do to help it?
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Annie_WebMD_Staff responded:
Hi asbhm,

We have an IBS Health Center for helpful articles about IBS and we also have a related digestive board IBS Support Group board.

Take care!

- Annie
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