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I have an appointment with GP tomorrow to see if I have IBS. I'm feeling very stressed out, I've had symptoms since the end of May. I've been feeling gassy right after eating, frequent urges to go, feeling relief after emptying my stomach and then feeling of incomplete evacuation. The stool is never normal again in terms of shape of consistency -it's neither constipation or liquid but very mushy but my rectal area feels very strained and irritated afterwards. No blood in stool and the color is normal to light, just a lot of undigested pieces. It also varies from day to day, one day I will pass just one stool and feel almost normal but the next day will go around three times and never a normal solid poop and only a little bit will come out! I'm terrified of what tests they will offer to do. I cannot have a colonoscopy and refuse other invasive procedures and I know that first thing they do is insist on a colonoscopy ! What tests did your doctor conduct to diagnose and confirm IBS? Can I avoid a colonoscopy and get an MRI or a CAT scan instead to rule out any abnormalities?
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