I believe I have IBS and have had it for as long as I can remember in a mild form. Recently it has become a very big problem with all the typical symptoms as described by other contributors. I am so concerned at work as I need to use the bathroom frequently, which in itself is not a problem, but the noisy evacuation has been worrisome as I am sure it can be heard in the workplace and in neighboring offices. I guess everyone is being polite, but I do not know whether to explain things to my work colleagues or not. Any suggestions?
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