Please Help, is this IBS?
To start off I am a 27 year old female, my dad passed away when he was 37 of colon cancer which scares me to death thinking I may end up with the disease as well.
For the past 3 years I've been experiencing bouts of awful gas pains. I get them at least once or twice a week. In 2009 I began not being able to hold my bowel movements. I'd go 4-5 times a day and once the sensation to go hit me I'd have to run to the bathroom before literally pooping my pants. The past year hasn't been as bad, I can hold it some, but when I got to go I really have to go.
Anyway, Monday before last I started getting my usual gas pains, but also had some stabbing pains in the right side of my stomach. I thought maybe it was gallstones. On Wednesday night around midnight I woke up with an awful stomach ache, felt like my tummy was full of gas and would explode. Ran to the bathroom, sat there a good 10 minutes until finally I forced myself to go and it was watery diarrhea which last about 30 minutes. Went back to bed, still had pain in right side. The next day I had horrible gas pains and also the right side pain, felt like I had to puke. Did not have a bowel movement until the following Tuesday, I took a laxative and went all day, figured I was constipated. Wed. & Thurs. I kept having the feeling that something was stuck in my butt, like the poop was right there so I kept straining myself but only had gas and clear/some light brown/and pink mucus. Right side pain stopped yesterday and I havent had it today, but have had this feeling like a bowling ball is stuck up my butt. Does this sound like IBS at all??