Fecal Impaction, i give in!

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katkit2044 Sat 08-Aug-20 21:31:00

Okay so, my dd has been on a disimpaction dose of movicol from 4 to 6 to 8 since tuesday, shes been on 8 since thursday and right from day 1 shes had watery poo with little bits in it but no actual pieces of the impaction yet: however, when it came to the point of pure water was coming out i lowered it a little today and now shes straining to go again, she went from 8 to 4, but 4 seems to be not enough as shes producing small but really soft bowel movements but they are hard to pass. 8 gives her watery bowel movements and 4 makes them soft but really hard to pass still.. she hasnt properly been in 3 weeks and i dont know what to do. shes 15, and shes been drinking lots of water, eating lots of fruit and veg even though she has no appetite at all. PLEASE HELP.

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katkit2044 Sat 08-Aug-20 21:31:57

She went into a&e on tuesday and thats when they told her to take high doses of the stuff...

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PlanDeRaccordement Sat 08-Aug-20 21:33:13

Go back to A&E. At very least call 111.

Amber0685 Sat 08-Aug-20 21:37:41

As pp said give 111 a call, she may need a different laxative.

katkit2044 Sat 08-Aug-20 21:39:05

111 are useless, it was them who i rung to start with and they said they would not do anything as it was not an emergency and that they wouldnt even pass my phone number onto a doctor. i dont want to go through that whole thing again, a&e was a nightmare...

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Amber0685 Sat 08-Aug-20 21:41:32

How old is your dd?

katkit2044 Sat 08-Aug-20 21:41:43

shes 15.

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SuckingDownDarjeeling Sat 08-Aug-20 21:43:46

Have you tried massaging her belly just above her pelvic bones? I think that's the right way to describe it. Firmly pressing while she's laying down, and to put it crudely, trying to push it round. Sometimes this really helps.

Mum2jenny Sat 08-Aug-20 21:44:13

I’d try senna, I think you can get it from supermarkets

Hercwasonaroll Sat 08-Aug-20 21:44:19

This definitely sounds like something you need to speak to a doctor about. Has she always suffered or only recently?

Call your. GP Monday.

Amber0685 Sat 08-Aug-20 21:44:54

Maybe try a stimulant laxative eg senna, bisacodyl. I would take it at night with lots of water,

katkit2044 Sat 08-Aug-20 21:44:55

we have tried massage therapy, but she said all it does it make her stomach feel sore and not much else. confused

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Queenfreak Sat 08-Aug-20 21:46:15

Call GP.

katkit2044 Sat 08-Aug-20 21:46:32

no this is the first time its happened. normally her constipation relieves itself in 1-2 days if she drinks more water or swaps her breakfast to something higher in fiber.

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Mum2jenny Sat 08-Aug-20 21:47:17

Or lactose. It works for young children too so it’s very safe.

katkit2044 Sat 08-Aug-20 21:47:25

sennakot didnt do anything either.

same thing with the gp, they said they wont see her as its not an emergency and that they have nothing for her.

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Mum2jenny Sat 08-Aug-20 21:47:50

Sorry lactulose,

slipperywhensparticus Sat 08-Aug-20 21:48:31

have you tried a suppository?

LivingMyBestLife2020 Sat 08-Aug-20 21:48:57

I know it’s a bit invasive but would she be willing to try a suppository?

Mum2jenny Sat 08-Aug-20 21:49:30

Not sure what sennakot is, it may be straight senna. But I’ve found senna and/or lactulose shift most things.

katkit2044 Sat 08-Aug-20 21:49:32

They wanted to give her one, but she refused as she really is squeamish about people touching her even to a doctor.

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Janaih Sat 08-Aug-20 21:49:34

Do you have a kids potty in the house? Squatting very low might help to move things along. I discovered this by accident when having painful impaction myself.

iftherewereahorseyinthehouse Sat 08-Aug-20 21:50:01

How do you know she's impacted? Maybe it's passed?

Janaih Sat 08-Aug-20 21:51:01

Could she put a suppository in herself? Its surprisingly easy. Could even put a bit of lube on.

katkit2044 Sat 08-Aug-20 21:51:23

because when i went to a&e they told her she was. so thats why shes on high doses of movicol and its lead to her having water come out right from day 1, so i reduced it but now shes back to small bowel movements that while they are super soft, she cant pass them...

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