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GaryQ
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   Posted 8/2/2010 12:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi all I'm new on here but have read many of your posts.
I have experienced symptoms of ibs for months now and only recently attended my dr regarding them. I now have an appointment in 2 weeks time for a colonoscopy and an endoscopy. My symptoms include sickness, severe stomach cramps, and diahorrea or constipation. My stool samples also tested positive for occult bloood.
My big problem just now is my work, I was off the full week last week due to ibs. I still few terrible today and can't face going in. I work in social services so can be stressfull at times. I was just wondering does anyone else face problems with their work, having to take sick days? Up until now I have maintained a great attendance rate at work.
My ibs tends to be worse in the morning and shortly after eating, is this normal? Any advice or tips would be appreciated.


Thanks
Gary

Panda_82
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   Posted 8/2/2010 6:32 AM (GMT -7)   
If you tested for blood, do you not have inflammatory bowel disease?

GaryQ
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   Posted 8/2/2010 8:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Dr has said ibs at the moment but specialist at hospital told me that ibs is what Drs refer to when they are unsure. That's why I'm having further test done I think to see if there is something or if it is ibs.

Panda_82
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   Posted 8/2/2010 9:17 AM (GMT -7)   
The colonoscopy will show for definate what you have. Do you also have mucus in your stools? Hope you soon feel better.

shawn12
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   Posted 8/2/2010 10:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Was this a "Fecal Occult Blood Test"?
 
It does  sound like IBS but only a doctor can diagnose you.
 
"My ibs tends to be worse in the morning and shortly after eating, is this normal?"
 
This is pretty normal for a lot of IBSers.
 
" ibs is what Drs refer to when they are unsure."
 
This isn''t really true. IBS is a distint entity. A GI DISORDER OF FUNCTION.
 
Stress reduction techniques could help you with the symptoms and pain.
 
Its good your going for the colonoscopy.
 
You might want to look this site over.
 
 
 
 
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I am not a doctor. All information I present is for educational purposes only and should not be subsituted for the advise of a qualified health care provider.

Please make sure you have your symptoms diagnosed by a medical practitioner or a doctor.
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