I have been having weird symptoms. I've always had a senstive stomach and typical ibs symptoms that come and go but this time it seems different and worseA couple of months ago i started getting reall bad D, it was sometimes watery and in between would just be loose and sticky and I'd be going around 5-6 times a day. Over the course of 5 weeks it slowly subsided but my stools were still not fully formed and I was stil going 4-5 times a day. I was also very gassy. The symptoms are much better now, I have D about every 2 days and in between I'm either constipated or have normal bm's. I can't help but worry it's something more, I have made a list of my symptoms and whilst some of them do fit into the ibs category some of them don't. I am particularly worried about crohn's or even a colon polyp. My symptoms are- Diarrhea that has lasted around 2 months now. Comes and goes. Worse after meals- I have constipation sometimes - I know this counts massively in favour of ibs and against crohn's but I can't help but think I'm only constipated because I have totally emptied my bowels with the D- There is quite a lot of mucus in my stool and sometimes I will pass just mucus. It's sometimes clear sometimes an orange colour.- Stomach cramps. They get worse when I have D and when I need the toilet but my lower abdomen almost always feels tender and there is always a slight pain. The pain is not severe though and it I couldn't locate exactly where it's coming from. It seems to be just generally around my lowr abdomen.- And probably the most worrying I guess is that sometimes I have some blood on the toilet paper, never loads and it doesn't happen that much and it happens mostly after a bad case of D or a particularly hard/big bm. I am 90% sure it's caused by an anal fissure as I have had one before. But this is also a sign of a colon polyp.I am waiting for the results of my blood tests from the doctor. I didn't mention the blood because it hadn't happened it ages but it happened again a few days after I went to the doctor. I suppose I should probably mention it when I go back. I'm also only 19. The doctor said he would consider further investigation (I'm guessing a sigmoidoscopy or whatever, even though personally I'd rather just go the whole hog and get the colonscopy straight away) based on the results of the blood tests. But since I'm only 19 and have all the classic signs of ibs so far as well as anxiety I think he's quite sure that it's just ibs. I'm also very scared at the prospect of having a colonscopy!! Does it sound like it might be more than ibs? I only got thinking because I have a friend who was recently diagnosed with crohn's who was having symptoms very similar to mine and was intially just told it was ibs.