Can you pass laxative and still be retaining hard matter?

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Ok well I started suffering with constipation about last May. And I say suffering because I often get unbelievably painful cramping. I had to stay in hospital because of a blockage at one point too.

So I get constipated fairly often, my Gp has laxido and lactulose on repeat prescription.

Anyways... This particular instance (I pre-apologise for the grimness)..

I tried to "go" yesterday but it was solid as usual.. So rather than wait until the pain started I took 6 sachets of laxido.. Managed to go a tiny bit, watery but only in dribbles...

So this morning I woke up and went to work, but started having aweful cramps, so came home and tried one of the suppositories that dr have me last time, nothing happened for over an hour, no "urge" to go, so I tried and again dribble.

So then I tried more laxido... 8sachets.

So I've had a gush of liquid. Not as much as I'd have expected.

So my question is... Could the laxido pass through me and still have hard stools in my bowel?

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    I would stop using laxatives first... This happened to me and my docs gave laxative after laxative with no effect... I now have a redundant colon and prolapsed bowel. Its sounds as tho u have an impaction, i really would insist ur gp refers u to a gastro Dr. Even tho there could be no reason for this constipation laxatives would be used with caution. My consultant has put me on a new drug called linaquatide.... This is the only thing that helps whilst in waiting for surgery. Mite b worth mentionin
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      I tried this earlier in the year but did not help even taking it just before food when they say it can casue diarrohea, I had to use extra senna kot...when do you you take it and what kind of surgery will you have if you dont mind me asking.   I have another month of Constella here and after the Macrogol causing probs (like Jo), was thinking of giving it another go.

      I have 2 boxes for the feet! Good advice

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    Thanks.. I'll get off to my gp and have words.

    Thanks for your help smile and I hope your surgery goes well.

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    Thankyou. Constipation that's untreatable with laxatives is a huge grey area to Drs, just put ur foot down. Also uv probably tried it, but bringing ur knees up using a stool helps to. Hope u get sorted soon
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