Just the other day I started feeling very bloated. I tried to pass the gas collecting, but I couldn't. I could feel it in my lower abdomen but couldn't release it. I found that if I laid on my stomach, I could relieve some of the pressure, but nothing too significant. I've tried massaging my stomach, but it doesn't do anything. The only "success" I have is in the morning when I usually use the restroom. It's only then that I can release the gas and I have a few long slender stools. This leads me to believe I have a partial obstruction? I'm not entirely sure. I've tried a small dose of benefiber and it helped some, but the distension and pressure is still there, especially as the day goes on. Now that it's day 2, I'm getting worried about the possibility of some sort of sepsis or blood infection occurring. Same sort of BM happened this morning, but nothing since then and the pressure is already building. My temperature was 96.7º F, which I thought was odd but it's not a fever. I haven't vomited at all however I've been burping rather than the needed flatulence. I'm led to believe that whatever the problem is resides in the large intestine because the pressure is in my lower abdomen. Any suggestions about what this problem could be? Please ask me questions so I can help you help me!