Had diarrhea and stomach cramps for 4 days. Also have possible IBS

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I went to the docs last week and he said he thinks I have IBS-D. Going back next week for blood tests to rule anything else out. Went to work for 2 days, then had to come home as I started having diarrhea and really bad stomach cramps (feels different to IBS so I think it's a stomach bug). Haven't been sick but have hardly eaten in 5 days now, had diarrhea for 4 days. Tried eating white toast, drinking water and still lucozade to keep hydrated, but now quite worried as its gone on so long. Been needing to sleep loads too which I wouldn't normally do with my normal IBS issues. Cut out caffeine 2 wks ago to try help. Loose stools are bright yellow (sorry if to much info!). Quite worried now, as need to get back to work tomorrow really. Please help!

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    Could be liver or pancreas issue with the yellow stools.  I believe a parasite can cause that too. I would just double check with doctor and see if there is cause for concern.  
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      That's pretty worrying! I was hoping it was just because my digestive system was working much faster and therefore couldn't break down everything properly hence the colour...?! Oh dear
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    Don't worry too much about it.  I also at times have the yellow stuff. I have frequent diarrhea and I agree....it could be because it's just rushing through. Just stay hydrated and what helps me is eating white rice.  Don't know why, but it firms me back up a bit. 
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    There is a parasite named Giardia that causes yellow faeces it is very common and is treated with antibiotics. See your doctor for

    tests i really wouldn t wait too long you could become dehidrated Hope you get sorted soon, i believe it can be in undercooked fish and some meats etc .

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