I have been experiancing these syptoms for a long time, but now, as I am 23 years old and recently married just a year ago, I feel like these syptoms are getting worse. These are the symptoms I have:
-A mix of constipation and loose stools
-Abdominal cramping that feels better after a bowl movement or pass of gas
- *recently* few hours after I eat something it passes right through me, and sometimes I can see food bits in the loose stool
-Feeling like I havent quite finished after a bowl movement and yet nothing will come out (until maybe another hour or so)
-Loss of appetite
-General ill feeling and discomfort
If anyone could give me some advice as to what I may be dealing with, that would be great. I have told my doctor about these symptoms (except the *recent* one as I have been noticing this just this week) and he simply said to increase my dietary fibre. I have taken his advice, but I am still finding that I am having these symptoms, and they seem to be occuring on and off. I am looking to visit him again for a more thorough examination. The reason I am thinking this might be IBS is due to research I have been doing on the net, and also a friend of mine was diagnosed with IBS and I seem to mirror alot of his symptoms.