Alright, this is me being paranoid. I've been having bowel problems (again) recently, mostly in the last week or so. This seems to be the same thing I suffered from two years ago.. the best way I can explain it is thus: horrible stomach/lower intestinal cramps, bloating, gas.. going #2 helps a lot, but it's like having constipation and diarrhea at the same time. :\
I looked on WebMD for the symptoms of IBS and noted these seem to match what's happening/has happened to me in the past:
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The other day at work I had a minor accident... it was really embarrassing. It came on so fast, out of nowhere, I barely held it back in time. This was the first time I lost control, but I had previous close calls, where it felt like I had to RUN to the bathroom or else I wouldn't be able to hold it.
The most recent case was tonight, which made me want to ask questions. It was not this bad two years ago.
I'm not Lactose Intolerant. This has not been triggered by milk/cheese etc.
I haven't had any major diet changes.
I haven't been consistently eating something that would cause this to happen.
So, my question is, what should I do? Does this sound like IBS, or something else?