Hey guys! I just got diagnosed with IBS. I was told after a colonoscopy that I have internal hemorrhoids. I went to the bathroom today and I guess one popped but I was told they stop bleeding after 10ish minutes. It’s been bleeding like a bad period ( I know it’s not my period) for 4-5 hours. Has anyone else had this happen?
I am at a bit of a loss here. I have been on this "investigation" of why my stomach sucks for the last 2 years but have suffered silently for the last 15 years.
I have had an endoscopy done a year and a half ago. This revealed a hernia in my stomach. There was not much mentioned to me about this, if it was of any cause for concern or how to manage any symptoms that I am having that could be related to it.
Three months ago, after bringing back to the table that I am still having stomach issues… read more
After i had my colonoscopy and other tests. The specialist reccomended that i should try peppermint tea to help with my IBS. Today i found some peppermint oil capsules in poundland. Has anyone tried these for IBS? Do they work? What medications should they not be taken with? I read that they are also good for colds so i have taken one as i am just starting to come down with a cold and hoping it will help nip it in the bud.
My old GP diagnosed me 10 years ago with IBS but i never knew i should have seen a specialist until now. I'm just wondering how many more out there haven't seen a specialist
I had started to take Linzess ... diarrhea for approx 2 weeks took Imodium (1 dosage) while still taking Linzess ... no diarrhea. Since then I’m constipated - I did a couple days Miralax. (Still on Linzess). Still not have regular bowel movements/constipation. Is this common with Linzess plus IBS?????
Does the bowel screening test that they send to your home show up if you had a polyp in the rectum?
I have pain mostly on the left side along with constapation. It will sometimes travel over to the right side but not often. Is that common.
Yes I would like to know from everyone, what tests did your specialist perform to determine you had ibs?