I think it would be good to email the doc again and see if you can do another stool sample to make sure if it's blood or not.
Yeah, I would think that the chinese food would have been well on its way out by now.
Did your doc do liver function blood tests before?
Is your urine still dark or has it returned to a normal colour?
IBS sucks, because it certainly can confuse matters, but it won't turn the colour of your stool dark.
Have you been eating anything else that might turn it darker....any pepto bismol?
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... tapered to every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 3(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....zymactive 3 - 5x daily
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg; Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!