Stomach cramps and yellow stool- is it stress related?

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ive recently posted on here in regards to my ibs. ive been experiencing new symtoms which is worrying me a bit!ive been pretty anxious this week as im due to move back to uni and my stomach has been in knots! ive had horrible cramps ans a burning sensation every day of this week! alongside that my bowel movements have been quite painful and usuallt loose with a lot of what looks like mucus? today i went to the toilet and felt the urgent need to go but when i went not a lot happened? when i did pass a bit of stool however i noticed it was a yellowy colour and it smelt awful (sorry to be tmi) im mot sure if this is normal for ibs? or if i should be worried? i read an article that anxiety can do this to your ibs sometimes so i was wondering if its that? or if i should be worried!

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    hi hannqh,i was told the single very important thing that stuck when i was told i had ibs - that was this - if your bowel habits alter with ibs see your doctor, there could be something a miss. ring your doctor's explain what you have and see what they say, good luck!

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      hi sam! thankyou i was going to try ans get a telephone appointment at my doctors today however i didnt make it in time and they where all booked up! i might try again tomorow however im worried they wont be much help because im waiting to be seen by a specialist! i hope that its just my ibs having a bad week and is flaring up due to stress however i always have that worry that its something worse so im always going to the doctors in a panic over it!

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      hi Hannah,i have had this situation before. you either can tackle this by: writing s letter into your doctor's, stating how bad this is. or you could try ringing 111 day you can't get in to your doctor's then ting your doctor once you've spoken to the 111 service, but lay it on thick. coronavirus or not doctor's are trying to help people.

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    It sounds like you are having a stress related IBS flare up. Bowel habit change is a common feature of IBS. I wouldn't worry ; try distraction techniques instead. Worry aggravates IBS.

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