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So for the past 6 months I've been having what would seem to be IBS flare ups. These flare ups generally coincide with when I'm on my period, or if I go through a period of eating unhealthy. I'm in my last year of college, and have my exams in a few weeks, so throughout most of this year, my stress levels have been through the roof! I've tried keeping a food diary, but generally something that can give me a flare up one week, can leave me feeling absolutely fine the next? My doctor wants me to take a stool sample to see whether or not my bowel is inflamed. If this test comes back positive, is it likely that my problems are due to some kind of intolerance/bacteria? And if it comes back negative, is it more likely that its just stress related? (Kinda hoping it's just stress related!) I'm 18 years old, and am already quite slim as it is, and I don't want to get into a habit of restricting my food if this is something that isn't going to help. What do you guys think?
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