I was diagnosed with ibs a few years ago but recently have had excruciating pain in the lower left side of my abdomen spreading up towards the middle.
I have seen a gastro consultant and they think ibs may have been misdiagnosed, I have a sigmoidoscopy booked for Monday to have a look inside my colon.
When I have these ibs flare ups in the past I get unbearable pain in my abdomen that usually makes me pass out it's relieved by moving my bowls. I have frequent diarreah. I have altered my diet to cut out the trigger foods but this hadn't helped, doctors gave me two lots of anti spasmodics mebeverine and buscopan. I tried peppermint oil capsules but they made the diarreah worse.
I've had blood and mucus in the stool too, just wondering what this could be if it's not ibs?