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Is this IBS or something worse? Help!


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I am male 25 years old. I’ve been experiencing this sensation on the right side of my abdomen where I feel really gassy. I also get a full feeling. Then that gassy full feeling sometimes goes to my back, but on right side just below the rib cage. I’m not in any pain, but it is annoying. I have also noticed these symptoms are heightened after eating. I have had this going on for just a little over a month, is this something I need to get checked out? 

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Jeffrey Roberts

Based on your description, it does not seem like IBS-like. I'm basing that on the Rome IV classification which looks for:



Recurrent abdominal pain, on average, at least 1 day per week in the last 3 months, associated with 2 or more of the following criteria:

1. Related to defecation
2. Associated with a change in frequency of stool
3. Associated with a change in form (appearance) of stool

Criteria fulfilled for the last 3 months with symptoms onset at least 6 months before diagnosis.


The general rule that if you are feeling something that is impacting your daily life then it is worth having a conversation with a doctor.

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