Hi and welcome to HealingWell!
You mention your doc does not think you could have the big C because of age... How old are you? Are you male or female?
Because you say you have constipation and bloody stools it seems you may have a hemorrhoid. Is the blood bright red? Usually that indicates a hemorrhoid or fissure. Both can be eased with creams, stool softeners and fiber. I'm not a doc, this is just my opinion.... You should definitely talk to the GI about
all this. Make sure to create a list of your symptoms and any questions you may have. Take the list with you to the doc because it is all too easy to forget something when you are put on the spot.
Yes, gut trouble runs in the family. I don't know specifics (like if it skips generations, blah blah blah) but I do know that most everyone with IBS or IBD also have other members in their family with it too. I have a father and a grandfather (from mom's side) with IBS like symptoms and/or GERD and/or ulcers. I've seen on the Crohn's board a post about
women who are worried to have children because they don't want their kids to go through what they do.
Sorry, I've never taken Dicetel. Hopefully someone will be along to answer you. Please note that sometimes the weekends are a bit slower here on the board. I'm pretty sure others will be along within the next couple days.