Hi there, I’m new to this site.
I’m 29 and have had ibs type symptoms for maybe 1-2 days of the week for a long time.
Most recently I woke up 3 weeks ago with some upper tummy pain and for the rest of the day I was on the toilet up to about 10 time. It started solid and turned loose. Since then for the past 3 weeks I have had nausea, minimal appetite and frequent bowel movements. Sometimes they are small, thin, and others especially in the morning feel urgent but are just small formed stools.
I’ve been to my GP who said he would send me for a scan to check for gallstones but he didn’t think it would find anything, and he thought it would be ibs or anxiety. I started with colofac and probiotic tablets. This morning I had my first formed BM in 3 weeks but it was then immediately followed by a mushy cow pat type stool.
I’ve had bleeding in the past and was given a sigmoidoscopy but he said some areas weren’t clear but what he could see was ok. I bought a test for hidden blood online which was negative.
I’m just getting myself so anxious that this is something more than IBS, especially as my cousin has recently been diagnosed with bowel cancer at 30 (I’m 29)
Does anyone have anything similar or any advice? (See photo)