HelloHoping to get some advice from all of you. I am 35 and started suffering with GI symptoms since about the age of 29-30. I had a scope done 2 years ago and it was negative along with blood tests for celiac disease. This past Oct I was on vacation and had an episode -- several bm's, intense abd pain, chills and sweats, and just this overwhelming feeling that i can't describe. I went to the bathroom numerous times. After a few times my bm's become more and more mucous (clear) and then there was some pink blood noted. Of course I was out of town. I ended up switching physicians and getting another scope - colonoscopy and upper Gi. Upper GI showed chronic gastritis. He was unable to complete it because I have a loopy bowel. So I had a million dollar work up of a CT abd/pelvis and barium enema. All negative. I started feeling better and now I have a had another bout. I think I had the GI flu to start. I was started on librax which helps somewhat. I am scared to death that I have cancer.My symptoms include: intense abd pain- often better after going to the bathroom, diarrhea with mucous, feeling that I have to go (pressure), bloating to name a few. I have had a few occasions of some small amt of pink blood but usually after major episodes of diarrhea. Usually my bm's begin as more normal but then I usually go more than once and by the time I am done they are loose with mucous. I had a flare up today and I thought it was blood but then I realized there is just a lot of mucous.Funny thing is that my dad has the same symptoms and his mom had them as well.Both of my GI physicans have diagnosed me with IBS. My current physician knows that I am worried and said he would see if I could get authorized for a virtual colonoscopy but really felt it wasn't necessary. I have had to leave work some days. I do have a stressful job but I have had it all of my working life and I do work out and try to watch everything I eat. I am getting afraid to even leave the house for fear of not finding a bathroom. I am currently taking librex, multivitamins, and prilosec. I am otherwise healthy that I know of. This board has helped me but I am at the end of my rope. Please help! I don't know what to do and as I said I am wondering is this really IBS...Thank you!