It's been a while since I've been here, but I'm just about in tears here. I so want to get help with this once and for all.I was diagnosed with IBS years ago. I have the diarrhea form of it. I take Donnatal as needed for any pain flareups.The last few months to a year, it seems like something's changed. I swear I cannot go to the bathroom (ie, urinate) without having a bowel movement as well. It's EVERY TIME I go to the bathroom. I, seriously, am jealous of people who are constipated. To me, that sounds like some kind of blessing. Just one day of constipation would be so wonderful. It's getting to the point that I don't want to drink a lot of water. And, I try to hold in the urine as long as possible, just so I don't have to go. And, that's really, really not good for the bladder or kidneys.I guess it's because I'm going so often, but my butt is never clean. Never. I wipe and wipe and wipe and wipe. I use moist towelettes. I go through rolls and rolls of toilet paper. I use creams to soothe the tissue. I'm in the bathroom way too long - I know my friends and family wonder why it takes me so long to go. But, it's because it takes so long to wipe. And, even then, about 5 minutes after I leave the bathroom, I can feel it. I'm not clean again. AND, because I'm wiping so much, the tissue is raw. So, it's like sandpaper when I do all this wiping. I finally was crying the other night after a particularly painful wiping session and just went to bed as I was. I know I wasn't completely clean, but I just couldn't do it anymore.So, yesterday, I finally called the Internist that I've seen before. He isn't the one who actually diagnosed me (I've moved cities since then). But, I had to finally do something. Someone has to help me. I can't take this anymore.I just got a call from the nurse. She said the doctor wants to do a stool culture. That I can come to the lab and pick up the container anytime. How hard is it to do a stool culture? How do I collect it?Y'all, is there an end in sight to this? It's possible that it could be some kind of infection or parasite (ick) that can be cured, right? I mean, I'll still have IBS-D, but maybe there's something more to it that can be treated, so that I can go back to just plain IBS-D like I used to have?Please reassure me that there's hope. Because I sure don't see any right now.Is it ever possible to get completely clean and not feel like you have to keep wiping so often? And, is it possible to not have raw tissue that bleeds everytime you go to the bathroom? -_-This is all so embarrassing. And, I don't know who else to talk to about it.