Hello, I have come here to get some advice from people who really know about IBS so thanks in advance for your help. I went to India in November and 10 days after my return I started suffering from stomach and bowel problems. Starting with cramps and including diarrhoea, bloating and loss of appetite. Over the last couple of months these symptoms have got better and then worse again many times. I have noticed that I am unable to eat much at a time without aggravating symptoms but as yet I haven't identified any particular food that causes a problem. My doctor doesn't think I picked up anything in India as blood tests don't show any infection. He has mentioned that I could have IBS, what do you all think? He has agreed to do a stool test and says that if nothing shows up it must 'just be IBS'. I don't want to be fobbed off with a non-diagnosis and I don't like the way he seems to think that IBS is nothing to worry about. Looking forward to hearing your views.
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