Hi there. I was diagnosed with IBS (mainly D) about a year and a half ago, but have never had any testing beyond the occult fecal blood test (which was negative at the time). Since the beginning of the summer, I've been having some different symptoms, including an increase in the amount of mucous - sometimes this is all I pass - but I know this can be "normal" for IBS sufferers.
Recently, however, in addition to other symptoms, I've started passing fairly bright red bloody mucous. I did see a doc who did a rectal exam, and said she could feel something that may be a fissure -- but I thought these were normally associated with constipation and pain during a BM. I've had neither of these symptoms.
I'm being referred to a GI specialist, but in the meantime I'm wondering if anyone with IBS has had similar symptoms without a further diagnosis.
Thanks in advance.