my ex- M-I-L had IBS 20 yrs ago and i dont know what it was owed to maybe nerves....she was always a nervous person.
in nov 2004 she was DX w/ Colon C. they did chemo thinking it was alright and didnt cut it out when they should have b/c then it spread to her lymnodes and then on to her liver and now she is dead as of may 24 this year.
thing that scares me is that no one in her family had any cancer. so she was the first one, now is there a conection between ibs and cc later on, it took 20 years for the cc to come about-or maybe sooner that is when they caught it nov 04, but she may have had it as early as 3 yrs bfore that date but didnt know it.
they say it has a high cure rate if caught early. but she didnt go for the yearly or bi yearly colonscopy and thre are no symptoms sometimes with this illness, but for occult blood and full feeling in rectum all the time or C & D.
so i have ibs too. my mom had illiac sprue but i was tested for it and do not carry the gene marker for it, but i do not know if you can get it regardless of that b/c maybe you can get it from a trama or insult to your body to bring it out.
i have re-occuring bouts with D and c-dif infections from taking AX, for the last year. i take the flagyl for it and it knocks it out for a while but comes back like a bad penny. i tried taking probiotics but for one reason or another they consitpate me even though i take lots of fiber, like fiber one and all bran every day. so who knows