Is bloating and cramps, abdominal pain, and shooting pain down to the upper thighs symptomatic of an inguinal hernia in women? I have had CT scans, ultrasounds, and colonoscopies, and I was diagnosed years ago with IBS. For the past year, I have had increasing nausea, pain, cramps, and abdominal and back pain shooting down to thighs and buttocks. Could this be an inguinal hernia, which is so hard to detect in a woman?
Although this isn't our area of expertise, I did find a link that discusses inguinal hernias. The problem is that your symptoms could be related to so many things such as back injury (shooting pains down the legs), urinary (cramps and abdominal pain), bloating (gastritis, IBS), etc. Additionally, are you taking anything for your IBS? Is it possible that the medication is causing side effects?
P.S. Here are some links are our site that you might find helpful, Susan. Good luck!
Why Yoga Can Help Soothe Many Types of Chronic Pain
Using Mindfulness Meditation to Alleviate Physical Pain
Everyday Ways to Protect Your Joints