I thought I made a post a few days ago but I cant find it? Anyway, starting again...
About 4 years ago I started to get a extended stomach, especially when eating (I still do to this day). I've gained around 7kg in weight in those 4 years. Other symptoms were acid reflux (although I don't get that now), constant change in stools ie.. One day soft, next day rock hard, next day all fluffy, next day piles, next day diahrea, then back hard again,..etc. so they keep alternating, I've also get (although not lately) bright red dots of blood on the paper. I went to the GP, had a fecal test, blood test and it all came back fine so they diagnosed me with IBS. They adivised im way too young (31 at the time im 35 now) to have bowel cancer despite my nan and grandad (mothers side) both dying with bowel cancer at age 62 and 72.
Anyway, fast forward a number of years and im getting more and more concerned by my condition.
In the last 5 days my bowel habbits are still the same, but the colour is very much different. I am now pooping very dark (hard to class it has black, possible very very very dark brown) which I've never done before. When its this dark, its relatively hard and in the form of piles. It will also be accompanied with softer stool which is a normal light brown in colour. So the contrast each time I have a bowel movement is quite unique.
My diet has remained the same and nothing has changed in the last 5 days, hence my concern.
Obviously the first port of call should be a GP. Unfortunately its virtually impossible to get an appointment with my surgery. They now demand you call in at 8am (I cant as I am busy at that time), and on the rare ocassion when I could call in at 8am, the lines are so busy, I once got through after 25 mins to be told no appointments available.
So, i'd very much appreciate as much info from here if possible.