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Severe impaction told to use lactulose then Movicol

Devlin26
Devlin26

Hi Guys,

As the title says I've finally been diagnosed (after a CT Scan and Colonoscopy) with impacted bowel. I never had a clue as I thought I was going normally everyday but was experiencing feeling of incomplete evacuation.

I was advised to take lactulose 15ml twice a day for at least 6 months. I've been doing this but apart from 2 good weeks nothing has really changed.

Going over to Movicol now as the lactulose isn't working. I have the sachets but no idea how many to take or for how long. Any advice would be gratefully received.

I'm male, aged 51, non smoker, go walking lots and on feet at work, taking Lansoprazole for 10 years. Otherwise healthy but getting fed up with the uncomfortable symptoms

TIA

Regards

5 Replies
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The sachets should have instructions with them. If not, ask any pharmacist and they should be able to tell you the correct measure and the best time of day to take them. In the meantime, have you tried eating two Kiwi fruits per day, and, if you can tolerate it one can of Coca Cola per day. (I don't know why, probably something to do with the secret recipe, but it works as long as there is no physical obstruction in your bowel/intestines.)

Devlin26
Devlin26
in reply to FRreedman

Thanks for the reply, I'll try the kiwi fruit

Cheers

Dev

Devlin26
Devlin26
in reply to Devlin26

I'm really loose now with the kiwi and Movicol. I presume this is how I need to be to not get blocked up and for the bowel to shrink back to normal size? I've been 5 times today and feel there is more to come, is this normal?

I'm really loose now with the kiwi and Movicol. I presume this is how I need to be to not get blocked up and for the bowel to shrink back to normal size? I've been 5 times today and feel there is more to come, is this normal?

IBSNetwork
IBSNetworkAdministrator

Hi there,

We suggest you speak to your GP or pharmacist.

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