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Is this more than IBS?

Background: I had my gallbladder removed in 2012 and experienced IBS symptoms about two months after the removal. I had severe IBS symptom from 2012 until 2014, and they alleviated somewhat in late 2014 and mid-2015. I was put through multiple treatment options: probiotics (made me feel sick and didn't really help much), diet changes (helped the most, but still experienced significant symptoms), Effexor (worked amazingly for anxiety and depression, but not much for bowel problems), Librax (helped the most, but difficult to get off of), and now I am on Questran (don't take it much because it makes me nauseous, so I can't say if it will help or not).

Now: I've been passing green stools for almost two weeks to a month now. The green stools are often accompanied by loose stools/diarrhea. I also have had bleeding from the anus before after drinking quite a few alcoholic beverages. I don't suspect UC or chrons, because I did have a barium swallow test performed and all that was found was a small ulcer in my stomach. That ulcer was probably a result of my anxiety disorder. I do experience periodical nausea and sometimes vomiting. I don't know what to think of this. I have also had a blood test done to test for Celiacs disease, and the test came back negative for Celiacs. Celiac does run in my family.

Any ideas?
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6543835 tn?1468847635
barium swallow test is good, but a colonoscopy would be better to help diagnose your symptoms.
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Going thru same thing
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