A 39-year-old male asked:
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i had a severe constipation 30 mins ago and i almost died. it felt like a hard stool was going to penetrate through the colon or moved in different position and pressed on something. then i had difficulty breathing. can this really kill me?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Very rarely kills: Constipation is one of those things that a person cannot let go on for more than a few days, because the food he eats forms poop, and where would the poop go? There is no way to relieve constipation except to get the poop out. There are many ways to do that, depending on the condition of the poop, the patient, and the plans of his primary and gastrointestinal doctors. The poop must come out.
Answered on May 31, 2018
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