Colonoscopy

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I had my first Colonoscopy, on 5th November, Movi-prep ,{the first dollop}, left me feeling ,very bloated, and it didn't work. I was so sore, that I had to phone NHS 24. They, initially, were not much help, but eventually, I was put on to a Pharmacist, who told me just to continue with the second dollop, so I did as told. Movi-prep was made up according to the Instructions, on the box, there were NO instruction leaflets IN the box. I was still passing bile on the day,. Thankfully, it came, between buses, to Stobhill Hospital. My name was called, and where was I??. Stuck in the loo. Som I had to get changed in the loo. The problem is this, I havent had a bowek movement for 7 days, since Colonoscopy was done in fact. Anyone els got THIS Problem???

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    Hi there...i have had about 6 colonoscopies...and the last one back in March was with Moviprep....but never again!!. The problem with Moviprep is that you have to drink the whole 2 to 4 litres of the horrible solution. The first 5 colonoscopies i had i was given Picolax for the prep...you take this twice in a small cup of water then drink plenty of PURE water afterwards..so its not too bad. Also i found picolax much more effective at cleansing my bowel than moviprep. I was given 4 sachets of moviprep but couldnt stomach the last one/...2 tips for colonoscopies in future. 1. Insist on picolax if you can..and 2. Always have an afternoon appointment say 2pm ..then hopefully your bowel movements would have finished by then. I started passing watery stools 2 days after my colonoscopies...and solid ones 4 days after. I would give your clinic a ring by tomorrow if you havnt opened your bowels by then..regards!

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    I would say this was abnormal if you have been eating, have you been moving around as lack of exercise can slow the bowels a bit ,but it does sound as if you are constipated you need to drink plenty and see your doctor if you are feeling unwell.good luck

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