Hey, I'm 28M and I've had IBS-related symptoms ever since I was a child.
Never had blood ever, though.
My stool has been more on the mushy side. Sometimes some of the stool will kind of disintegrate when it lands in the water instead of holding form.
My normal routine is that I've only been doing 1 bowel movement a day consistently in the mornings usually right after I wake up from sleeping. Sometimes, I'll do a smaller BM during the evening as well, but my morning BM is always consistent.
I do apologize in advance if posting a stool pic link isn't allowed here! Here is the link to my stool pictures for the past 2 weeks: https://i.ibb.co/d2Zfq3Q/Frame-1304.png
That being said, since early March- I have not been eating a lot of meat (except chicken on some days). I've been focused mostly on veggies like brussel sprouts, kale, and bok choy.
Is this a strong indication of inflammation? If so, at what point should I be testing for ulcerative colitis and/or Crohn's?
I had some recent blood tests and CRP was <0.3mg and ESR was around 7mm/hr. Everything else was normal as well.