So for about a year I’ve suffered bad anxiety and every time my anxiety is on a high my stools have always been loose and I had more urgency to go this was always temporary.
But then in March most of my stools went from a normal type 3 to mushy/more loose, I wouldn’t say to the point of diarrhoea but more loose then my usual anyway, on a couple occasions I also noticed mucus in my stool and undigested food (tomato skins, pepper skins, carrot, beetroot etc.)
I would say this happened on and off I went to the doctor who told me anxiety induced ibs and it’s very common in my age (I’m 25) she told me to keep a food diary to try work out my triggers I did this for a good few weeks and couldn’t work out my triggers.
I’ve also had mixed consistency stool for example sorry for tmi but one side of my stool would be soft but formed and the other side was type 3 and 2 different shades of brown.
I did do a gluten/dairy free diet for a couple weeks which helped a lot and my stool went back to normal-ish I was also doing a lot of exercise which seemed to help but still to this day I can’t help but think I have bowel cancer.