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2 weeks ago I had a terrible cold that lasted 6 days. During this time I did not drink enough fluids and did take anti congestion tablets as well as ibuprofen. As I was getting over it I noticed some bloody mucus in my stools (bright red).
For the last week and a half my bowel movements have been different. I do not have diaherrea or constipation. It is somewhere in between - very loose. The colour I would say is normal but it smells really bad. Also, my stomach while it doesn't hurt alot I know there is something wrong as its a very dull pain which happens most of the time.
1.If I need to go a couple times during the day there is no mucus with blood.
2.If it is a 24hr period between movements I then have some. Some days there has been quite alot (not loads) and other times just a little bit. It is very in the water just stuck with mucus to the stool.
I had blood tests from the doctor last week to check for inflammation - ESR test. The results came back that my score was 5 (apparently normal is 1-4). They also noticed my liver results were slightly out of the good range too by the same margin. I recieved this call whilst away with work so I got a flight home to go in for further blood tests today as advised by my doctor. I went in with the nurse for blood tests today and it came back as a score of 8. So it has slightly gone up.
I used to suffer from what I believe to be IBS as a kid very badly. Never any blood (which ofcourse isnt associated with IBS) but very bad diahrrea through anxiety. I have had bouts of IBS my whole life though brought on usually 5 minutes after eating nowadays. Sometimes I can go weeks without any problems and then other times its quite frequent.
I have another meeting with a doctor tomorrow as I have loads of questions. I really need to get back to work soon and travel abroad. I feel able to. I do not feel tired and there are no other problems. Purely a constant ache in my stomach and on accasion bloody mucus in my stools.
I am worried I may have IBD or something even worse.
I have looked through the internet for ideas but would love to hear from someone who may be able to shed a little light on their thoughts. My girlfriend thinks i'm overreacting about it but it all has me concerned.
There is no history of IBD in my family.
Thank you in advance for your help.
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