DS has had soiling issues for a while. We saw the GP, who prescribed one sachet of movicol a day and to come back in a month. It got no better. GP suspects impaction. He had to have 4 sachets the first day, then increase by two a day until he passed the blockage, then back down to two sachets maintenance level. We go back in a fortnight. DS has had two large BM, but they were soft. Since then, he has been (sorry) pooing ribbons of very soft stool, or out and out diarrhoea. Tomorrow, he'll be on the maximum dose of 12 sachets. He says he still feels blocked up. Has anyone else dealt with this in their child? Will I definitely know that the blockage has gone? He still has tummy pains, feels a bit sick etc.
Gross, sorry, but...was the impaction poo different? Or was it just the volume that gave it away? DS has had several leakage issues today, he seems to have no control whatsoever, and the thin soft stools made me think it was overflow. But I'm not a poo expert (honest).
What came away was soft but not liquid but and the amount that came away told me it wAsnt the leakage.
My gp did say it wAsnt going to be a quick fix but ds has only had two weeks worth of movicol on seperate occasions, he does lots of poos now, 2 or three a day. They aren't really soft but he has no problem passing them thankfully.
Maybe the leakage is the movicol starting to work?? The last time ds had some he had to be bathed afterwards, it filled not only his nappy but his trousers too.
My ds is only two though, I tried colic exercises to try and free things up too
My DS didn't poo for five weeks and got impacted. We took him to the doctor as he had stopped eating (he'd got a history of constipation and had had lactulose in the past which hadn't been very effective). Doctor prescribed the increasing doses of Movicol as you've got and after two days he had two poos that filled the toilet bowl (not any different to 'normal' poo inconsistency) and felt much better afterwards!! It was the volume of it that was the give away that it had cleared. He had a dose of Movicol every day for a year afterwards which kept him 'moving' but he's been ok since then.
Hope your DS clears his blockage soon- it's not nice.
Doc thinks the impaction has been resolved, and we have to go down to 2 sachets a day for the next two weeks then go back to see him. Poor DS has awful diarrhoea, so no school until we can get that under control. My washing machine is in overdrive.