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Background:I'm 17 years old, female. I've always, always had stomach issues as a kid, I'd always get horrible stomach aches and always have diarrhea. I would tell my parents about it but they didn't really know what it was and I was basically fed pepto forever. I went to a doctor around the age of 13 and told him about my stomach problems but he didn't do anything, and when I was about 15 I finally saw that I was diagnosed with IBS but they never told me that, I always just thought must have it, but never knew till then. Last year my grandpa went to the hospital for stomach problems and they found out he had Crohns. When I get IBS stomach aches, it comes out of no where most of the time, and hits me hard, My stomach just feels so bad, and sometimes it's like if I don't get to a bathroom asap I'mma have an accident bad. The pain is so unbearable sometimes and at school it's even worse cause I don't have anywhere to go to relieve myself, about 90% of the days I've missed school where due to stomach aches. And the diarrhea is always different like I've read is common with IBS, I could be in there for 5 minutes or up to an hour or more if it's really bad. About a year and a half ago I went to the emergency room from severe pain in my lower stomach area and I had to get an ultrasound and they couldn't find anything but assumed it was an infection in my intestines, and ever since then the stomach aches caused by IBS have been getting worse and worse. And the last few days and bowl movements I've had quite a bit of blood in. I said something to my mom but I don't know if it's really serious or what I should do about it, it happened again today and that's why I'm writingWhat should I do, can IBS lead to Crohns, is there any kind of medicine I can use to make the pain less?Thank you for helpingEDIT:So I looked up some stuff and found that bleeding isn't a symptom of IBS but of IBD hm
 

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hey,,I think it would be really important to get checked out in hospital or by your doctor, especially if there is blood in your stools, that sounds really concerning. I would personally be going to hospital and demanding to be checked out thoroughly even if you have to talk to a few doctors... make sure to mention your family history with gramps too....
 

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IBS does not typically progress to other diseases.The bleeding does need to be checked out. However all the anal irritations that can cause bleeding in healthy people also can cause people with IBS to bleed and the issues with stool (consistency or frequency) often set off things like hemorrhoids and anal fissures. Blood from those tends to be bright red and even a small amount once it gets in the water seems like a lot.However, bleeding should be checked out to figure out what it is. It doesn't have to be crohn's or ulcerative colitis, but you should get it checked out.There are lots of medications for the pain, from antispasmodics which relax the smooth muscles to low doses of antidepressants that help to calm down overactive pain nerves in the gut (they use the same chemicals as mood nerves and the drug works on all the nerves, not just the ones in the head).
 

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"The bleeding does need to be checked out..............However, bleeding should be checked out to figure out what it is".mmmmkay
 
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