#10 Friday Fun Fact – The Ghost Poop

When your bowel behaves as though there is an obstruction, but upon medical inspection, none exists. Can include bloating, severe pain, and constipation. Much like the brain in the head sometimes gets confused about the presence of a limb following amputation (phantom limb pain), so too can the brain in the gut get confused about the presence of a poop.

Also know as a phantom or ghost poop phenomenon (that isn’t true, I just made that bit up, but I like the name).

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