Re: can ibs cause bloody diarrhoea
Internal hemoroids can cause blood, and for some of us, as stated by John Canuck, stress leads to diahrea, which then can lead to bleeding. Diet is also a factor for me but the first time i noticed blood there was during the most stressful time in my life. I am not sure why the connection, but other people will tell you the same thing and I have been tested and found to be free of other causes.
So if the IBS is making you think bowel cancer or some other severe cause for the discomfort, that can get the stress train rolling and a whole bunch of psych related discomforts can flourish.
I have a nervous stomach, and when I though I had heart damage I had a constant stomach ache, which I attributed to the heart, and so a cycle was created. Eliminating the worry can often eliminate much of the pain.