It doesn't seem as if my first posting went through the first time, so I'll try again.
For over two to three weeks, I only had one bowel movement (not including the one time I took something for *assistance*). The stool was very dark (dark dark dark green?) and I knew I wasn't done...even though I was...(make sense?) It wasn't loose, but more on the solid side.
Every time I eat, I'm bloating and am gassy. It always feels as if something is stuck in the center of my chest. I feel the need to burp much more often. Lately (in the last day or two) it's getting worse.
The first week I noticed problems, I had a *funky* feeling in my lower intestinal area - almost made me think that whatever is stuck there (since I had been constipated) was festering in the area...I know, gross...but probably true..no?
What could this be?
My sister was diagnosed with IBS over a year ago and my mother is currently undergoing tests - I know she was experiencing really bad bloating which made her look pregnant. Is this genetics???
Any recommendations on finding a reputable specialist in the NYC area?
Thanks for any help!