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how old are you? how intense is the pain? do u feel that you are constipated? i do NOT want to scare you....but ever since this occurred....i always make people aware...just in case. this past january, my sister thought she was severely constipated.....and was in EXTREME pain....the pain was like labor pains....she went to the ER, they took x-rays....showed NOTHING...but, gave her a shot or morphine, and a prescrip for laxatives AND SENT HER HOME!!. due to the morphine, she was able to go to sleep. but once it was no longer in her system..the pain was there again...just as intense. so, i convinced her to go to the ER again at a different hospital....as i was scared something would rupture......x-rays taken....nothing.........so they done a cat scan...showed a blockage.......so they done a colonoscopy....she had colon cancer! she is only 46 years old. and we have NO history of it in our family. Luckily...it was early stage, so all that was required was major surgery to remove the cancer, and she has to wear a colostomy bag for about 6 months. .So you really need to make the doctors do more than just xrays.......dont allow them to stop they find an answer! i pray this isnt the case with you......but after witnessing the pain my sister endured....and everything thinking that she was JUST constipated......i dont take any chances!