There seems to be a thread for pretty much everything else medical (I can’t count the number of colonoscopy threads), but I couldn’t find one for this.
I shouldn’t have to say this, but there’s a “possible TMI” alert.
Anyway, on the advice of my doctor and my blood sugar numbers, I switched to a low-carb diet about two weeks ago. Last Tuesday, what I assume is full-on constipation set in; I kept getting to the point where, er, “it almost made it out, but then it felt like it was bottled up.” It finally relieved itself about 12 hours later, but today it struck again.
First, is this the way constipation usually “works,” (maybe “doesn’t work” is a more accurate description) or could this be something a little more serious?
Second, how long between bowel movements should it be before I should start considering it “serious”?
Any personal stories about similar situations would be welcome.