So I was diagnosed with IBS a couple of years ago and am now 20. For about 6 months I've had cycles of intense upper right abdominal pain extending into my right breast and generalised abdominal cramps which coincide with very pale diarrhoea that lasts for about a week. I also pass blood in my stools (I will be having a flexible sigmoidoscopy shortly to investigate this) which I have been told is not normal for an IBS patient.
Having researched the causes of pale stools, the majority of people say it could be related to the gall bladder/ liver/ billiary system. I have had an ultrasound to rule out gallstones so I'm not too sure where to go from there. The symptoms tend to flare up after eating fatty foods also.
Is it worth going back to the doctor about this? Getting a little fed up of being constantly palmed off as having IBS despite both Buscopan and Mebeverine providing no relief. There is also a strong history of cancer in my family (I know this is extremely unlikely due to my age) but it is a worry.
Any advice would be much appreciated!