don't underestimat the pain from simple constipation. It can make you feel like you want to die, and for some reason, doctors just don't come up with this explanation. It just doesn't occur to them. A gastroenterologist told me constipation pain can feel like being shot at close range in the gut, but I had to ask him directly, "could constipation be the source of my pain?" He acted like this is common knowledge,when not even the ER doctors could explain the pain and they were looknig at my X-rays that showed the colon elasticized beyond normal or even comfortable to look at.