Im a 22 year old female, i was diagnosed with IBS when I was about 17, I had a stool sample taken, blood work done and ultrasounds so it was then decided it was IBS.
It's gotten worse recently, but I also suffer with anxiety which apparently makes it worse - I know it does sometimes, because when I'm anxious I find myself needing to go to the toilet more and feeling sick and bloated.
Recently (sorry for TMI) I've noticed my stools are regularly a very mushy/soft consistency and are made up of mostly undigested food. Is this common?? I noticed before with foods like corn, but now it's lots more foods and I see some which I ate in the morning that evening or the next morning! My diet hasn't been great since Christmas and after a sports injury in October I haven't been able to exercise much. Does anyone else get worse without exercise? Could poor diet and no exercise be making it worse? I find I suffer more with what I think is trapped gas too... gurgly belly, lack of appetite, some stabby pains, then the next morning I'll find myself passing loads of gas, could this all be related to ibs? Could the undigested food be causing the gas and what not. I know I'm very anxious at the moment - I have health anxiety - so the worry could well be making it worse!
Grateful for any reassurance or responses.