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Old 07-25-2004, 08:32 AM   #1
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Question on IBS

Hi- Last year I was having some bowel problems diarrehea, constipation along with some bright red blood (after wiping). My Gastro Dr ordered a Barium Enema w/air contrast and said everything looked ok and said I have IBS. He prescribed Loperamide for the diarrehea flare-ups and told me to take Metamucil to bulk up my stools. For the past week I have noticed some parts of my stools are flat and this AM when I went I had very thin pencil size stools. After the pencil thin stools I had to go again and that time the stool size was normal. This has happened a few times in the past couple of weeks. I have also been having bad stomach pains and gas and a weird pressure like feeling in my rectum. With IBS are pencil thin stools normal or should I be concerned about other problems and see the Gastro Dr again?