Scared it's not IBS
Hoping someone can help me with my concerns! I've been to the drs several times with the same bothersome symptoms that are getting me down but time and time again I keep being refused a colonoscopy. I was turned away with drs telling me my symptoms are probably just ibs which I believed at first until the other day.
Ever since my third trimester (seven months ago now) I've had bowel issues. I don't know if some can be hormonal but however. During the third trimester I had awful diarrhea that didn't stop until I had my baby. I was going sometimes up to 7 times a day on a bad day.
After the birth of my baby a few days later I started suffering severe gas and constant feeling like I needed to go. This feeling has been with me for five months now.
My stools changed to a type 5 stool.. Sometimes type 6 but very sticky and broken up. They have been like this for five months except for the one odd day I had bad diarrhea.
My symptoms are as follows-
Full feeling in rectum
Bloating and gas
I go sometimes five times on a bad day!!
Sticky narrow stools
Feeling like I always need to go
Can't evacuate bowels properly
I put these symptoms all down to Ibs but then a week or do ago noticed a small amount of blood. A few days ago I noticed again. This has made me paranoid.
I've had a full blood count taken for other reasons only a few days ago and it's come back that the dr needs to speak to me. So here I am thinking the worst. I have vaginal bleeding that has already been looked into but I've been bleeding 21 weeks with that and had regular blood checks and it's all been normal before.
A few things to note- during my third tri because of my diarrhea and the fact I was pregnant they took a stool sample which was checked for infection and occult and it came back normal. I had a blood test apparently for colitis. Also came back normal.
I had hemmorhoids during the end of my pregnancy which worsened after but they have gone down quite a lot now and I would doubt the bleeding I saw would be from them?? The most I noticed when they were bad was a small amount of blood on the toilet paper.
I'm 27, was healthy before I had my baby (suffered from IC but am used to it). What worries me is I have a family history of bowel disorders. My mothers mother died of bowel cancer and my dads father had bowel disease (but although ill with many probs is still alive). My mum had diverticulitis and had a polyp removed too and my bro has colitis.
Do you think it's unlikely I have anything to worry about? I can't get my dr to refer me despite all this.
My recent blood test worries me and I can't speak to my dr until at least Monday so am very worried.
I just yesterday went to an emergency doctor as I have a tender abdomen, and I had a small lump right in the center of my abdomen - it turned out I have a slight beginnings of a hernia which could have been from my laparoscopy surgery maybe, I don't know. I also mentioned my bowel problems to him, and he felt my rectum physically and said he couldn't feel anything unusual or abnormal, all I had was some stool. I can't evacuate my bowels completely which gets me down, any idea what this might be?! I'm not sure if it's an IBS symptom... it's not constipation as I'm not constipated and it's softer than normal. He said I wasnt bleeding and that my hemmorhoids are really really small now. So I don't know what the bleeding I saw previously could have been!
I'm besides myself with worry now...