Polly you should not have let this go so long. You could have a blockage. Please see someone right away. I would not wait any longer. I do not want to scare you but something like this can rupture. Go 8 days is too long
Hey Polly. I have wicked IBS and hate to admit it but I have gone as long as 11 days without having a bowel movement. I would not reccomend it! When I finally did get into the doctor for it he was none to happy with me because as Zephir said, it can be an indication of an intestinal blockage. And yes, those can be life threatening. Intestinal blockage can lead to tissue death and/or intestinal rupture which are usually fatal.
I don't know you background but I think sometimes those of us who have chronic bowel issues become so used to things not working that we forget how serious things are/can be. Get to doctor!! :)
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. MedHelp is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.