Hi guys, I am new and have been suffering with certain symptoms for a while. Maybe if I list them someone could maybe let me know if they suffer anything similar? I am going for a colonoscopy in a week and a half- 9 days before my wedding!!So here goes. It started with seeing bright red tiny spots of blood on toilet paper on and off over the space of a year. I assumed it was hemaroids or a fissure, But went to doc to make sure- that was last november- she referred me to a consultant. at this time the only symptom I had was the occasional bright red blood. So he referred for for my upcoming colonoscopy. That was last February and since then I seem to be getting multiple things wrong with me. Now my young mother was diagnosed with Lung cancer in late January so I have been under a lot of stress with that and with the upcoming wedding so maybe that brought this on but basically a few times a big glob of white/clear jellylike mucus has come out of me even with no BM. Only happened a few times but very scary. I also started getting a gnawing pain just under my left rib, It wasn't bad by any means but just there on and off over the last couple of months. Then I got constipation so bad that I went to the doc as I was worried , he said that he wasn't worried about the mucus or the constipation as at my age cancer is almost unheard of, so he just recommended flaxseed and oranges! I did do this and tried to increase my fibre intake and my bowel movements were relatively normal for a while. Then last week I started having to almost run to the toilet, I would pass strain to pass the BM but then would get up wash my hands and straight away would need to go again- this was happening a few times in a row , I passed 11 BMs in one day. I was also getting burning sensation around down there when I went. A few days after that I started passing tiny bits of BM. and straining to get them out. I am at a loss now. I have convinced myself it could be cancer. I don't understand how it can change so much and I have found myself analysing my bowel motions and becoming paranoid. I have never had blood in with the stoll that I can see anyway. I don't get abdominal pain much and when I do it isn't bad. Sorry it is so long. I am just so upset that I can't enjoy the run up to the wedding worrying what this could be. I am hoping the stress of my mother- who has had a successful operation since and will be at the wedding thank god- is what made this happen. If anyone knows if this sounds like maybe it is IBS I would appreciate any comments. Thanks so much.