IBS or Crohn's?
Hi, my name is Chole and when I was about 12 years old I was diagnosed with IBS. It went away shortly after that, but came back like 2 years ago and has been getting worse and worse. I am currently 23 years old. It seems the more stressed I get, the worse it gets. For the past 3 menstrual cycles, it has gotten worse as my period begins. I have completely lost my appetite, nothing sounds good to me anymore, I have lost 30 lbs in the last 11 months, which doesnt seem like much, but I'm down to 105 lbs and I really don't want to get any smaller, but it's hard to gain weight when food disgusts you. I went from eating like a large man to having to force myself to eat and since i have hypoglycemia, it really concerns me. there have been plenty of times where i have had to force myself to eat because my sugar has dropped to the point of making me almost pass out. My stools have also been very mucousy and paler in color. There is also small amount of blood in stools when it's acting up. I also get these unbearable cramps in my lower abdomen which i contributed to ovarian cysts but this pain feels like its more in my intestines, like right before you get the stomach flu, than my ovaries. I don't know whether I'm just being paranoid and it's just severe IBS or if I truly may have Crohn's disease. It really worries me because my grandfather died 2 years ago from colon cancer. I'd really appreciate any input. Thank you.