Stomach problems? Ibs or something worse?
Hi guys, so I'm 20 years old, and my stomach has been pretty bad. I drink coke every day and have takeouts a lot of the time, so I know that that doesn't help, but whenever I eat dinner, whether it is home-cooked food or takeout, I feel bloated very quickly and within the matter of a couple of hours I'll be in pain and need to use the toilet. The pain doesn't really go away after using the loo, and the following day and practically every morning I wake up with stomach pain.
Do you know what this could be?
@emilyash Cut out coke and takeway food. Stick to home cooking and try a food diary to see what foods are causing symptoms. IBS, is a possibility but you will need to see a doctor to get tests and a confirmed diagnosis. With IBS, you get relief after a bowel movement, but it is only temporary relief.