I have episodes of bloating with pain, diarrhea, and urgency. I sometimes pass small amounts of mucus. The symptoms seem to come and go, where sometimes I am OK for a month or two, and then it returns with a vengeance. I had an upper and lower GI scope, celiac biopsy, and stool guaic test, and these came back negative.
My doc has chalked it up to IBS, however I also have been suffering from iron deficiency anemia for a few years. I am a 30YO female, but I do not have heavy periods. The docs are baffled as to why my iron is always so low... seems like it would be logical that this was due to my GI issues. That said, could this be something besides IBS? Should I keep pushing for more tests? I go through periods of intense diarrhea and pain, so I would really like to get these symptoms under control if possible. Thanks for any advice.