Lamarr Chambers refused to poop out drugs he allegedly swallowed, in a bid to avoid prosecution. After 47 days without a bowel action, police dropped the charges, and Chambers was taken to a hospital for treatment. She would know – one of her main areas of study is intestinal motility, or how poop moves through the digestive tract. And although it could stay put, \"Most people would start to leak around the stool ball,\" she says. Then, without proper blood supply, which the stool ball often prevents, the fissure won't heal, causing it to worsen over time.