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Did you have a C-section when giving birth? Did you push for hours during delivery? Did you have a round of antibitics recently?
Those can all be factors in your newly developed problems. Having surgery has been known to trigger IBS. Pushing for hours has been known to cause hemmrhoids, which do bleed and will show up bright red in the toilet. Antibiotics have been known to trigger IBS as well.
With all that said, I still think your doctor should send you for tests rather than jump to an IBS conclusion without concrete proof. Maybe you could go back to him/her and ask for more tests.
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