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Hi, I am new to the site and have found a lot of useful information, however, I haven't been able to find anything relating to my question. This is where I hope you guys will help. I am 26 years old and recently ( 9 months ago ) had a daughter. In August I started having severe diarrhea. I finally had enough and went to a GI. He told me that IBS doesn't just " come on " all of a sudden and recommended a colonoscopy, which I am having done on Thursday. I am puzzled by my symptoms because I have always had an iron stomach. Finally my question, have any of you had IBS suddenly appear after years of having no problems? My symptoms are, diarrhea, cramps, abdominal pain/burning, chronic fatigue, loss of appetite, gurgling in left side, etc. I would love to hear any ideas or suggestions. Thank you.
 

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Thank you for your quick responses. I do have another question, if that's ok? Did your doctor find a connection between having children and IBS? My doctor informed me that he has had IBS all of his life and had never had a patient where it came on so suddenly. As you might well imagine this had me quite concerned. You see my mother has had two preferated ulcers, and my maternal grandmother is recovering from colon cancer. I think this is one of the reasons he wants to do a colonoscopy so quickly after seeing me ( I met with him for the 1st time 2 weeks ago ). I hope my test on Thursday will help get to the root of the problem. Again, thank you for your help and I wish you all well.P.S. Do any of you that have children experience a full feeling in your bottom ( sorry ) after you have been to bathroom? Almost feels like you have to "go" again.
 

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Thank you for your quick responses. I do have another question, if that's ok? Did your doctor find a connection between having children and IBS? My doctor informed me that he has had IBS all of his life and had never had a patient where it came on so suddenly. As you might well imagine this had me quite concerned. You see my mother has had two preferated ulcers, and my maternal grandmother is recovering from colon cancer. I think this is one of the reasons he wants to do a colonoscopy so quickly after seeing me ( I met with him for the 1st time 2 weeks ago ). I hope my test on Thursday will help get to the root of the problem. Again, thank you for your help and I wish you all well.P.S. Do any of you that have children experience a full feeling in your bottom ( sorry ) after you have been to bathroom? Almost feels like you have to "go" again.
 

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WOW, it's amazing to hear stories where it has happened all of a sudden. I thought I was the only one. What a great relief to realize I'm NOT. As we speak I'm preparing for my test so hopefully I'll have some answers, and if not it's nice to know I can come here and relate with other people. Thank you!!P.S. For you ladies that have that " full " feeling and have had children, did your doctor mention rectal descent, and if so what can they do about it?Sincerely,Amber
 

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WOW, it's amazing to hear stories where it has happened all of a sudden. I thought I was the only one. What a great relief to realize I'm NOT. As we speak I'm preparing for my test so hopefully I'll have some answers, and if not it's nice to know I can come here and relate with other people. Thank you!!P.S. For you ladies that have that " full " feeling and have had children, did your doctor mention rectal descent, and if so what can they do about it?Sincerely,Amber
 
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