Hello, I have been really sick the past year. I have been having extreme constipation on and off with diarrhea. All of this has been accompanied by an extreme excess of painful gas. I do become nauseous when my symptoms are worse, but I am never not hungry. I have not lost a considerable amount of weight and I would consider all of these things tolerable as I have not considered admitting myself to the ER yet. I am displeased not knowing exactly what is causing all of this. I was recently diagnosed with IBS, but I do not feel like that is an adequate diagnosis because it seems more like a general diagnosis to keep me form complaining.
I am now considering that I may have a tapeworm. Can anyone tell me if this is in fact a tapeworm? This is my second bowel movement in a row producing this strange rubbery chain.