Daft question as I know there is no such thing as normal with ibs!
I have had erratic bowel movements for the past few years. Often sporadic - I have long periods of no symptoms but urgency, loose stools and bleeding are all things I've experienced. The bleeding was investigated with my gp who diagnosed piles after a digi exam. The loose stools and urgency I think is a down to poor diet and anxiety issues.
Lately I'm experiencing constipation in that I'm going to the toilet for up to 3 or 4 days but when I do I get diarrhoea and lots of wind. Is this normal? Can you be constipated but still have diarrhoea? Any ideas on how to resolve this? I never experience pain thankfully and although I have always worried about bowel cancer I don't think my symptoms are really reflective of that (other than the change in bowel habit). Any ideas?