You wouldn't be a fool to go to your doctor with those symptoms.
IBS, however, usually involves some other primary symptoms, namely, very intense urgency with stools, to the point that one is often literally racing to the bathroom, often to pass mucus, and not even a real bowel movement.
Like I said, I'd ask your doc about these symptoms anyway, and I'd also take a look at what you're eating. he or she may ask you to do this regardless, so it'd be smart to start keeping a food diary in which you also take note of when these symptoms occur. More often than not, dietary changes are the single biggest help with IBS.
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I suffer with IBS, I get extreme bloatyness to the point only today my mom said i look pregnant ( when im not!!!!), i get sickness and nausea with bad constipation or diarreoh ( cant spell it). One of the main things i get with IBS is pain, in the lower right side as though its ripping, some doctors even though it was my apendix!
If you think you have IBS you should see a doctor in Gastroentrology. One of the main things I find it that acidic foods like oranges, grapes (worst), and other foods like chocolate (however i put myself through the pain for chocolate mmmm mmmm mmmm what? i cant say no to chocolate!!!) Anyways my advice is to keep a food diary of what you eat and even drink and write whether you day has been good or bad stomach wise (stomach wise). And listen to Mizz scarlet ... she knows what shes talkign about!!!
***edit: Oh and one more thing My gastroenterologist told me that babies go regularly to the tiolet, but as you get older we control it and decide when and if we go to the tiolet. So, one of the best advise ive been given is this: choose a time of day where you will be undisturbed, and go open your bowels then. Same time of day, EVERDAY. Thus training your bowel to open then and avoiding constipation. ***
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