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    will my ibs get worse if I work around farm animals?
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    cc54321 posted:
    So, here is some history. As an infant, I had NEC which means that part of my colon died and about 2 feet of it was removed. Last year I had a colonoscopy and they said I had spasms. They put me on hyoscyamine, but it doesn't work. So I love animals and want to have an animal related career. Problem is, mom says my stomach is too weak to handle the germs and bacteria associated with wildlife and other animals. I have anxiety and am on zoloft and gabapentin. Stress triggers my ibs. I am fine when I am around animals, but when I am about to take a test in my college chemistry class the bottom falls out! The diarrhea is very inconvenient. I know my mom is going to worry regardless. Is there any validity in her comcerns? Can it get worse by being in a somewhat unsanitary environment with animals even if I am happy?
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