Posted 11/21/2011 9:53 AM (GMT -6)
hello, first timer. Let me tell you my symptoms. I have been suffering from relatively the same issues for 10+ years, doctors have said it is most likely IBS, and going by research it would appear to be so...but! i can never seem to get relief from it for more than a few weeks at a time. Periods of regular looking, feeling BM's, can be followed within minutes or hours with loose, watery, mucus filled (or just a small amount), pellet like, thin, flat or ribbon like stool or combination. I have very little to no abdominal pain, sometimes a light or dull ache around the belly button area. other symptoms include a bad taste in my mouth, and periods (can last a day, a couple days or an hour) of increased urination or the feeling like I need to constanly urinate. Mucus can be clear, yellowish, milky white or cloudy. i have a long history of anal fissures as well. I have have countless tests, blood, urine, rectal exams, CT scans, stool tests, 2 fecal occult tests, a sigmoidoscopy, (ultra sounds and ab. x-rays as little as 2 months ago), tests never seem to turn up anything! Really going out of my mind with this.