Hi I haven't been on here for a long time probably 3 yrs. just wanted to put out awareness with IBS without putting fear into everyone.
I developed IBS in all it's glory after I was 50 yrs old which they say is quite unusual. Anyhow to cut a long story short it can sometimes be mistaken as IBS but is a major symptom in uterine or ovarian cancer.
I was diagnosed with uterine cancer last year at the age of 57 yrs. the menopause brings alsorts of symptoms and I think my IBS became much worse. Unfortunately now having had pelvic radiotherapy it is much worse but I have downloaded monash app for fodmap guidance and also regularly take symprove. In between this I balance going out socially with immodium. I discovered boots are making immodium specifically for IBS symptoms.
Ladies please be aware that I have befriended many women on macmillens who hVe been diagnosed with IBS only to discover they have cancer at later day. It can be very important symptom!!