Posted 18 July 2012 - 04:01 PM
Hello everyone this is my first post. I am 18 years old just diagnosed with IBS after a colonoscopy. I suffer from anxiety and depression along with alot of stress, this makes my ibs much worse. I guess I have had IBS for awhile because I used to have a very large hard bowel movement every 3-4 days. about 6 months ago It switched to diarrhea I was very scarred and worked myself up because I started to think something was wrong with my liver because the color of the stool when I wiped was yellow, and I have drank very large amounts of alcohol in the past. The Dr.s have ran all kinds of blood work on me that come back normal except for a slightly elevated CRP which they believe is from obesity. they tell me my liver, gallbladder, kidneys etc are all functioning normal. I have diarrhea normally in the morning once or twice and I wont have a bm again.Rarely I have a normal BM. Some days it is worse 5-7 times a day with mucous sometimes only passing mucous with no stool. However, my concern is the yellow color of the stool when I have a BM it is normally a brown color like the color of cardboard, loose(always) and watery(sometimes) but I notice a yellowish color surrounding the stool, and when I wipe its like dark to neon yellow on the toilet paper no actual poop just like a yellow stain. Does anyone else have this, and what could be causing it? is it related to the IBS?I am taking align probiotic, and eating activa once a day, Doesn't really seem to make a difference.