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When did you notice the spot?
Is there any swelling?
no there doesnt appear to be
How is urine?
Are you male or female?
Have you been diagnosed with IBS?
I have had several test for digestive issues in the past I have not had a colonoscopy, but I have had an Abdominal MRI and a Ultrasound. My MRI was in august
my ferretin was elevated
The painful or tender spot can be an inflammation there.
As you do not have any swelling or redness, this can be inside like an inflamed colon or intestine.
If the pain gets acute, you need to take an examination by doctor.
You can watch it now.
It feels like a sore muscle when I push on it
Sometimes muscle strain can cause pain.
can this be from IBS?
How is your stool today?
Is the stomach growling persisting?
It seemed a little flat, That has been coming and going. Somedays it seems normal, other days it appears slightly flattened, sometimes i get diaharea after eating dinner etc, sometimes I have a lump sensation in my throat, sometimes just stomach growling. The growling tends to be less severe at night unless I eat a big meal. I have tested for hidden occult blood in my stool several times, the test has always been neg.
IBS may not be the cause.
An inflammation, muscle strain are more likely for the pain.
It is good that MRI has come normal.
If I had a colon cancer or other issue, is there a good chance it would have showed up on the MRI?
Yes, it is a good chance to show up in MRI.
Still you can consult a gastroenterologist to have a colonoscopy.
I dont have Insurance I cant even get a referal because of my age
You can consult doctor in free clinic.
You can find a health center near you by clicking the link belowhttp://www.hrsa.gov/
They provide affordable quality healthcare to people without insurance.
I seen a gastro and he seemed to think I probably have IBS said I dont have any real red flag symptoms. Isnt elevated ferretin a red flag my esr crp tests were normal
Ferritin level alone is not a red flag. It can be increased from several causes.
Inflammatory conditions can also increase the ferritin level.
If the gastroenterologist thinks it is IBS, you should not be worried.
Your other symptoms like gas, thin stool etc. can come from IBS.
Anxiety & stress can be associated.
OK I will try not to worry hopefully the MRI was correct, and my fatigue will go away. Thanks
MRI is correct in most cases.