Hi Ewa, no there's no bleeding with IBS only with IBD (unless you have a hemorrhoid of course causing the bleeding)...my GI suspected I had IBS on top of my crohn's about
14 yrs ago (got sick with crohn's 24 years ago) due to the fact that I had never been in remission with my crohn's and as far as the rest I'm not really sure, a few years after getting sick with crohn's I started having formed BM's for the most part but still sick with crohn's which I thought was strange so that may have been an indication to him, not sure and I think the types of stools I told him I had might have put up red flags too...I know it's really hard to know especially if you have both going on but it was definitely confirmed when my last scope showed I was in full remission with my crohn's but I was still having urgency (which has gotten better but still kinda lurks) and especially the frequency which I know is indicative of both CD and IBS. I also became very constipated (even before my CD went into remission from the Humira) so that may have also been another red flag for my IBS.
He also had me do a stool test in where they weigh your stool...
IBS also differs from IBD in the amount of stool produced. A person with IBS may indeed have loose stool, but stool volume will actually fall within the normal volume limits over a 24-hour period. (Diarrhea is defined by volume— not, as many believe, by consistency.)
DX with Crohn's Disease in 1991 shortly after becoming ill. CD was affecting small and large bowel & anus (perianal crohn's skin tags) & rectum for first 2 yrs of becoming sick, CD remained constant in colon (Crohn's colitis) & anus with anal tags, intolerant to oral meds. Currently on Humira (Feb 2014) once a week and B12, Vitamin A and Omega's daily. In remission but trying to combat IBS D/C.
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