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   Posted 4/1/2007 10:36 AM (GMT -7)   
I think I may have IBS - C but maybe alternating with D. I get intermitten cramps and this can be relieved when I go to the toilet.
I'm so scared of going to my Doctor though incase they want to examine me...
Should I be worried?

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   Posted 4/1/2007 2:04 PM (GMT -7)   
No - don't be worried. A common symptom if IBS is relief of cramps after going to the loo. It is always best to get checked out by the doctor and them examining you isn't anything to worry about, it is routine to them and they see and deal with things like this every day.

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   Posted 4/1/2007 2:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Ditto what Victoria said... A main symptom of IBS is pain relief after a BM. If you're not seeing blood or are not having drastic changes in your bowel habits, then it could indeed be IBS. However, if you are concerned you really should see a doc. Most of the time, if your symptoms are not severe, the doc won't even do any invasive tests. They'll ask about your bowel habits and what kind of stress you've been under and if you have any food allergies. You might even want to keep a food diary to see what exactly could be triggering your attacks.
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