Constipation - am I ok?
May 21, 2004 6:03 AM Subscribe
Health question involving constipation. More inside to prevent offending delicate sensibilities.
posted by Mayor Curley to health & fitness (33 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I haven't pooped for three days. I'm generally at least a once-a-day guy. I took my favorite fiber-based laxative last night and this morning, but I'm still waiting. How long do I have before I have to worry?
I don't want to take a chemical laxative because they usually work better than I want them to, but I don't want to wait so long that the solution is worse than the runs for a couple days. I feel pretty much fine right now but this is, as far as I can recall, the longest I've ever gone without a BM. Can I wait safely?