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A 37-year-old male asked:

I often have tenderness in lower left abdomen when i press but once i pass gas or a bowel movement it disappears.can this be a symptom of ibs or else?

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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Yes: Gas filled or cramping bowel can lead to localized tenderness that resolves after passing gas or having a BM. IBS commonly causes such cramping.

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Last updated Jul 4, 2017

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