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Hello I am a member of several groups and find them very helpful. Most people are very supportive. I supposedly have had IBS for around 6/7 years. I am 69 years of age. Following a bad run of constipation and bleeding I had a colonscopy 3 weeks ago. Results were diverticular all down left side sigmoid and descending colon ,small internal hemmeroids and one 6mm benign looking polyp removed from the ascending colon and the consultant said he would not need to see me again so no follow up appointment. He also said the bleeding would be from either Diverticular or hemmeroids. I now wonder if I ever had IBS. That aside I Did have some pain bloating after the scope but that seems to be much better now. I take fybogel once aday and am able to go each morning. Everything was ok with stools for the first 2 weeks now I am getting blood in stools again and when I wipe. Although easy to pass they are starting to get like small balls stuck together rather than a smooth stool. My questions are does anyone know how to tell if the bleeding is from the hemmeroids or diverticular and regarding diet. I am pretty confused I know it is a matter of trial and error but you read so much about fibre too little and too much soluble and insoluble fibre not to mention low fodmap diet. The pain I get is on left hand side usually because of wind or constipation but as I said much better this last week. I cannot get a gp appointment for another week but in the meantime I need to try and work out where the blood is coming from. Added to all this is that I suffer from anxiety which of course does not help with bowel problems. Any views or ideas would be appreciated.
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