Stomach problems? Ibs or something worse?

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Hi guys, so I'm 20 years old and for the past year my stomach has been pretty bad. I drink coke every day and have takeouts a lot of the time, so I know that-that doesn't help, but whenever I eat dinner, whether its home cooked food or takeout, I feel bloated very quickly and within the matter of a couple of hours I'll be in pain and need to use the toilet. The pain doesn't really go away after using the loo, and the following day and practically every morning I wake up with stomach pain.

Do you know what this could be?

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    I've always drunk to much coke as well, sounds like it could be IBS but you need to get yourself checked out with the doctor to rule out other ailments...

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      ive been to the doctors twice and they said it could be gastritis or something and i had a scan last year and nothing came up on it. its just so hard to go through every day but im petrified of needles to get a blood test, so i just thought maybe somebody had any idea what it could be

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      We can only offer advice here because we are not doctors. The only way of getting help is by getting tests even if you are frightened of them. I hate any kind of medical test and react to a lot of procedures and even got injured during one of them due to a poorly trained health care assistant. However, I would not have got a diagnosis had I not had tests. Conquering my fear was very difficult for me, but the fear of not knowing was worse so I went to my doctor.

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    Hi emilyash

    Cut out cola and eating junk! Start eating healthy foods fruit and veggies fish chicken. less gassy drinks and spicey and fried foods.....in the meantime try using a product called 'Windeze' from the pharmacy/chemist.....it may help with bloating and gas.....

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    Cut out coke and takeway food. Stick to home cooking and try a food diary to see what foods are causing symptoms. IBS, is a possibility but you will need to see a doctor to get tests and a confirmed diagnosis. With IBS, you get relief after a bowel movement, but it is only temporary relief.

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