For past 3 weeks, I have been suffering from progressively worsening constipation. The cause of this was most likely due to me quitting smoking/starting to use nicotine gum. In addition, I have been having severe pains in my groin/testicles, shooting all the way up to my abdomen. This, along with stress has led to me having constant bad anxiety attacks. This tuesday, my doctor prescribed me a laxitive (lactulose), which seemed to get things moving somewhat. On wednesday, I went to the on-call doctor due to experiencing a quickly rising fever after normal (but dark) defecation. He said that I possibly had an injury on my intestines, but did not think it was critical and prescribed me a macrogol-based laxitive, however this only seemed to worsen the constipation Thursday, my abdominal pains returned in full force, and I had to see the on-call doctor again (a different one this time), she told me that I had a large amount of feces in my upper intestines, but could not feel anything in the colon, and also said that I should not be hospitalised... At that point I had not had much sleep for 2 weeks, and in the prior 72 hours I had only had about 3-5 hours of sleep due to extreme stress/anxiety/pain. I was very afraid of sleeping alone, explained my intense feelings of fear/anxiety to the doctor, and a psychiatrist/nurse were calmed to talk to me. They gave me some Lorazepam, which I am supposed to take during the weekend (2mg/day), this has helped me calm down a bit, but I am still obstipated with recurring abdominal pains. Yesterday, I woke up with a small rash around my left armpit and 2 red bumps under the right one. My bowel movements yesterday and today consisted of one "normal" movement with dark stool, and the rest has almost pure water. I had a very small amount of blood on the toilet paper, but this seemed to originate from the area around the sphincter, and not the bowels themselves. In addition, I still experience intermittent abdominal pains, but they seem to have lessened a bit and the rash under my left arm seems to be going away, albeit slowly. However, I seem to be itching a lot in various places (mainly my arms, but also other places). There has been no fever since wednesday, but I have had a lot of fatigue and am still very concerned about the obstipation, mainly due to the rash and itching. Could there be a chance that I am going "septic", or are could these just be signs that the obstipation is going way? Thank you.Reply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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