If you’ve been constipated for 2, 3 or even 10 days, where does it all go?
The answer may surprise you. You see, when the colon becomes backed up, and it’s multiple days since you’ve had relief, your body begins a process called ‘fecal reabsorption.’
First, the liquid components are reabsorbed through the intestinal walls, and shuttled into the bloodstream.
The problem is, this causes bloating, fatigue, headaches, and joint pain, as waste product is reintroduced into the body.
The longer someone is backed up, the more fluid is reabsorbed. This makes the remaining poop hard and small. It can become the consistency of rubber cement, or even tar.
Eventually the entire colon becomes filled with sticky, hardened poop, which makes it stretch and lose its function, and makes a person even more prone to further constipation.