Anonymous asked in HealthOther - Health · 5 months ago

Consequences of not pooping?

Had a awkward but serious question. What type of bad outcomes could a person have if they only pooped say.. an avarage of onece every fourth day be after a year?

3 Answers

  • Alisyn
    Lv 5
    5 months ago
    Best answer

    There are a few things that could happen if you get close to a week without pooping.

    Fecal impaction: A hard piece or pieces of stool that make the stool extremely difficult to pass. You may have to seek medical attention for the stool to be removed.

    Bowel perforation: If excess stool backs up in the intestines, it could put too much pressure on the intestines. This can cause the intestines to perforate or tear. The stool can spill into the abdominal cavity and cause severe, life-threatening symptoms because stool is acidic and contains bacteria.

    Increased risks for cardiovascular events: Chronic constipation is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular events (heart attack) Doctors think that chronic constipation increases stress and inflammation in the body that affects the heart. This doesn’t mean all people with constipation problems are going to have heart problems, just that the risk could be higher. Just need to watch your poops for any discolor or hardness to them.

  • Mark
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    MAYBE constipation or hemorrhoids, or both, if you HAVE to go more often but don't. If you don't feel the urge, no consequences. (It is normal to have a BM twice a day to once every five days.)

  • Z
    Lv 5
    5 months ago

    Once every four days is not abnormal, So relax.

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