I can certainly empathise with you Jasmine. Doctor who examined me said my inside butt was very red looking, have to be very careful when sitting down, loads of nappy rash cream and burning feeling.
Weirdly I also get that hard to push out diarrhoea. Mine is sometimes yellow and my pain is on the right side, have had morphine once for that.
As for the colour, the yellow colour and orange colour would indicate it is moving very fast through your system. Very fast transit time.
White stool could be mucus.
A green stool i was told is one of the symptoms that might be seen in irritable bowel syndrome. The bile from the liver turns green at one point of its metabolic degradation. It changes the color further, but if it is expelled too fast due to increased bowel movement (as might be in diarrhea-dominant irritable bowel syndrome), then the stool might turn out green.
The more constipated you are the darker the stool.
Unless you can actually see blood only an occult blood test will show up invisible to the eye blood. You don't normally get blood with IBS so try not to worry on that. I and I guess other IBS sufferers spend way too much time observing our poo.
After more than six weeks of IBS-D and a butt glued to the toilet I think I am now switching to IBS-C. Recognising the omens. Seems like you are also one of those peeps who also get both IBS-D and IBS-C. A lot of people hover between both. Another crappy thing to deal with.
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