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Colonoscopy and constipated, typical!

(10 Posts)
CatchingBabies Thu 27-Apr-17 22:55:20

So I've got a colonoscopy in the morning, drank the HORRENDOUS moviprep as instructed, been on a low fibre diet for 5 days and had nothing all day today and yet still not opened my bowels. Typical that I now become constipated!

LosingDory Thu 27-Apr-17 23:01:41

Mine started working after I was drinking the second lot of moviprep, I was convinced it wouldn't work but it certainly wait gin

GiraffeorOcelot Thu 27-Apr-17 23:04:56

Have you had the second dose? It should work although takes different amounts of time for different people.

CatchingBabies Thu 27-Apr-17 23:18:24

Yep first dose started at 5pm, finished by half 6. Then I was supposed to have a break. Started the second dose at 8pm. Projectile vomited loads back up so had a break and drank it slowly finishing at around 10pm. Some twinges and cramps but nothing else. Just drinking loads of fluid now to see if that helps. I want to go bed!

LosingDory Thu 27-Apr-17 23:32:08


LosingDory Thu 27-Apr-17 23:32:58

Oops posted like I was texting! I would have hoped you'd have started by now, I thought mine wasn't going to start but it eventually did

CatchingBabies Thu 27-Apr-17 23:44:29

Still nothing! Knowing my luck it will start to work just as I'm setting off for the appointment!

CatchingBabies Fri 28-Apr-17 00:39:40

I give up I'm going to bed! Nothing at all, looks like I've starved and drank all that foul stuff for nothing.

BusMum79 Fri 28-Apr-17 00:52:01

Try not to panic. I have UC & suffer badly from constipation now that I'm in - touch wood - decent remission. It often takes AGES for the colonoscopy prep to work for me (and it usually makes me throw up, too). Last time, it worked in spectacular fashion as I got to hospital for the procedure, but at least it did the trick. In the past, I've been given a topical enema at the hospital to get the job done. If you really can't tolerate the taste of the prep (it's so gross & I couldn't keep it down as a kid at all) they can give it to you via ng tube in future. Good luck!

CatchingBabies Fri 28-Apr-17 21:49:38

Sorry for late response. It suddenly worked at 4am so procedure was done as planned.

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