Thanks for your replies guys! I have told him over and over again he needs to rule out any serious condition, and I have told him that I am worried about
UC or Chron's, but he just brushes it off. I've learned a lot reading through the posts, and it just doesn't seem like he has regular ole IBS to me due to the bleeding.
He has been to a proctologist about
5 years ago I guess, and hated the experience (well duh), so I think thats whats holding him from going back again. I know if a doctor told him he needed a colonoscopy he wouldn't do it because he doesn't think its that bad.
His only symptoms are usually the D, and when D happens enough, then comes the bleeding. At times, and this is not a usual occurence, he'll get severe stomach pains as well, but like I said that doesn't happen too often. I'm almost positive he doesn't have any food allergies.
Anyways, this morning he told me he is making an appointment with his doctor, and I almost want to make him let me go with him so I can make sure he tells his doc EVERYTHING that is going on. I just worry because he comes from a long line of stoic males who just refuse to admit that they're sick.
Thanks so much for the helpful information, I really appreciate it. :) I love my fellow HW'ers!! :)
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