Our expert says:
If this condition of not being able to pass stools has been going on for a long time and your abdomen is expanding you could have an intestinal obstruction or so-called bowel impaction. This can be very dangerous, so PLEASE go to your gp or the nearest hospital for an assessment. Once the medical doctor has examined you, he/she will initiate the necessary procedures to clean out the bowel and any other treatments that may be required. When you do see the dr, discuss this problem so that if it is caused by an underlying physical problem, the latter can be corrected. If on the other hand, this is due to a lack of dietary fibre in your diet, then click on 'Diet & Nutrition', and 'Healthy colon' to read how to increase your dietary fibre intake and how probiotics ("good microorganisms") can help you to become regular.
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