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No BM in days

Malouise

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I’ve had two weeks of intense anxiety and stress. Worst I’ve had probably ever had. So much so that I made myself physically sick and was nauseous for days. That has since subsided.

This week I’ve been on a family vacation. It dawned on me last weekend that I hadn’t had a BM in a day or two. Since then, I’ve had ONE. In a week.

Did my bowels stop working? What if there is a mass? Colon cancer? Ovarian cancer?

I have been chugging water, VERY active, eating all sorts of things (most bad vacation food), passing gas, and nothing. I look pregnant but haven’t gone to the bathroom. I can feel things rumbling but not much of an urge.

What do I do? Is there an obstruction? Cancer?
 

Iugrad91

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Did you fly to your destination or drive? I have no idea why, but when I fly I get somewhat constipated. Also, extra stress can really do a number on your digestion. It could be that you are just eating differently than you normally would when you are home. That is enough to change bowel habits. I went on a canoe trip where we had to carry everything in and out and all the food was dehydrated where we added hot water to cook. I didn’t go for days, which I didn’t see as a problem since when you did have to go it was in the woods and dig a hole to go in

Enjoy your vacation! You are fine.
 

blueberries

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I've been where you are and believe me, things could be much worse. I belong to a facebook page for those with IBS and there are many there who have gone 2 weeks with no movement, some even a month. It's not real likely you have an obstruction or cancer. Can you take some milk of magnesia? That usually works for me. I take a capful before going to bed and by mid morning things are moving as they should be.
 

AnxietyandE

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Try taking a laxative. If that doesn’t help increase fiber. Or you can take something that promotes motility.
 
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