Please help...I am worried about bowel problems

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Hi Everyone, not sure I am in the right place but will post here too. Will try and explain the best I can. Just over 3 weeks ago I had a very bad bout of flu, because of this I didn't eat much, took lots of night nurse (constipation side effect?) and stopped smoking for a while because of my chest.

Couple of weeks ago I had 2 0r 3 days with no bowel movement at all (normally go once a day in the morning) then since last Saturday I have had rabbit pellet poo,mixed with mucus and also mucus coming out on it's own...also gas with mucus going into underwear.

3 days ago I decided to try some Fybogel which the next morning seemed to produce a normal bowel movement with very little mucus..but again this morning I seem to be back to the small amounts of poo and the mucus (horrible)

I have suffered some of these symptoms on and off to mild degree most of my adult life. Can anyone offer any advice...although these symptoms sound like IBS, I do not have any pain. I am thinking at the moment that I may be very backed up from a change in normal routine, but if so, why all the mucus? Also, is there a time frame for seeing if things improve before I see a Dr? No blood BTW. 

Thank you 



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    Hello, a question for you? Did you take any medication for your flu or anything including antibiotics?
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    Hi, the produces quite a lot of mucus, like when you have a cold, and all so in the Colon, but it will produce excess mucus to irritation, I get this sometimes you go to toilet and it's just mucus, it's a common thing in IBS, what you describe is typical IBS, check out the FODMAP diet online, you could try multi strain probiotics, peppermint enteric coated capsules.

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    See a doctor if your symptoms continue for more than a week.
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