I have had ibs for years with occasional bouts of diahhrea that includes what my doctor calls an infection. It resulted in polyps that were removed. I worry that the pain(in my anus)which I think is the most sensitive spot and for me the pain gets so bad that I actually fall to the ground and scream in agony. My fear is that these bouts will return. and that what is happening in my digestive tract will lead to my death from cancer or a rupture in my colon or the pain will be so bad that I will want to die, rather than have it continue. I am 48 years old. Has anybody suffered this much?