Hope you're doing well.
In advance, I sincerely apologise for the unpleasant contents of this post.
I'm due to see my gastroenterologist on Monday week.
I already have very mild IBD (since mid 2011) in the form of ulcerative colitis, but since about March/April this year have been experiencing random episodes of diarrhoea, each lasting an hour or so. Initially, these were no more than about once every 6 weeks or so, but recently they have been increasing in frequency to maybe once or twice a week. Symptoms are: lots of noisy intestinal gurgling and 'whistling'; urgent need to get to the loo; passing loose stools and mucus in two to three episodes over a period of about 20 minutes. A little while later, maybe 20 to 30 minutes, and I have to hasten back to the bathroom to pass a further one or two very watery motions. Then everything calms down, and after a few hours I feel OK again - until the next time. I've noticed that the last two episodes have occurred about 30 to 40 minutes after finishing a meal.
These seem like textbook symptoms of IBS to me; has anyone any advice or suggestions?
Kindest regards to you all,