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A 26-year-old female asked:

Gi trouble for months. tests = no major issues, dx'd w/ibs, told not to stress. more pain and blood than usual last 5 days, dizzy, stool smells awful + passes w/dark maroon-black gunk. normal for ibs?

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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Not normal: I would look into a provider who could do food allergy testing. I do not know what all has been done, but ibs is not associated with abnormal sools.
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Dr. William Lewis
52 years experience
Need exam: Suggest seeing a gastroenterologist and have endoscopy.
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Last updated Nov 24, 2013

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