Thank you for responding so quickly
This is my first time on a board. Okay...I have an appt. on Tuesday with Gaso. doc. I am going to tell him about the bm situation. I also talked with my mom. She had colon cancer when she was 55. She has 1/2 her colon removed. She also has a twisted colon and recently doctor told her IBS. My mom has a lot of colon problems, which I knew of, but I thought she didn't have cancer. I thought it was benign. I will telll him everything. I am 46 3/4 years old.
I only have slight pain on my left side under my belly button-recently (last 3 or 4 weeks) I don't have visable blood ( I did the home kit for occult blood and it was neg) No runny stools...nothing. Just this stool that looks like it has been cut down the middle with a butter knife. No stomach aches. More burping lately-not excessive, but a little more. When I go to the bathroom, I don't have any pain at all. I don't understand it, but I will tell doc as much as possible. Oh!! I have found red specks on and in the stool. I thought it might be from the red peppers we have been enjoying lately. Maybe. The stool is light brown and dark brown at times. Sorry there is not much to go on. I will write when I come back on Tuesday. Thanks for responding. I am open to more questions and thoughts. Karla