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Could I have IBS?

Tags: Digestion

I have for the past couple of weeks had a problem with going to the toilet...I tend to go straight after I eat, up to four or five times a day....I have no discomfort or cramp it is just the stools and they are sometimes runny and sometimes just soft. I have on occasion had some bright red blood too but only on occasion.

I find it strange as I have in the last year lost around four stone in weight and I exercise at least four times a week (squash and walking usually 5 or 6 miles at least) I drink at least 2litres of water a day too, could this be IBS or more likely to be something else?

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The answer

It is important that any blood loss that is unexpected from any part of the body should be investigated. The symptoms you describe could be attributed to many things and only a doctor can assess you fully to see what is going on. Please make an appointment to see your GP as soon as you can so that you can be reassured.

Answered by Health at Hand nurses.


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