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Unusual stool. Very worried

Hi everyone.

I've been an IBS-D/C sufferer for as long as I can remember but I've always been more prone to -D than anything else. Have had 2 major flare ups in the recent years. One just started a couple of months ago:

Heartburn, a lot of trapped wind, some cramps (nothing major), urgency to go sometimes...

What's different this time, though, is that I feel I can't have a bowel movement for days and when I do, the stools (sorry to be so descriptive!) are not hard but sort of mushy with uneven edges and floating.

I've been to the GP and they've sent stool samples (all good), done an external inspection of the tummy and bowel area (it hurt but all seemed ok), and sent some blood work (still waiting). But I'm panicking that it will be something really bad and they won't see with these tests.

Has anyone experienced those symptoms that I described? Is this normal in IBS-C?

Thank you all!

G.

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I've not had those symptoms but the problem, as you know, with IBS everyone is different and the good thing here is they are checking and the stool samples have come back fine. If you are worried any further I would go back and say how worried you are and see if there are any further tests they can carry out.

Hope you feel better very soon.

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