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Old 10-20-2012, 11:34 AM   #1
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Question Has anyone used Movicol for constipation

In the past week i've had a kidney infection with lower back pain. My GP sent me for an xray as i previously had stones and was very sick with them. Anyway, when the xray was done it showed i was constipated. The dr at the ER gave me Senekot which did nothing for me. I went back to my own GP yesterday and she checked my bowel area and said yes there is some stool there, she didn't seem to think it was too bad. She percribed Movicol - 2 sachets twice a day for 2 weeks. She also perscribed me Dulcolax to take last night, think it was just to give a kickstart. Yesterday i took the 2 sachets of Movicol twice and last night at bedtime took the Dulcolax and woke early this morning with lots of diarheaawhich i suppose i was not surprised at really. This has been happening most of the day though and have not had any proper bowel movement. Just a few minutes ago i had to rush to the bathroom again and the diarheaa i think looked green - it had been the normal brownish color all day. Does anybody know why it is now green? I have a lot of backpain (the initial reason i went to my GP and urine sample showed kidney infection) the GP says my kidneys are sore from the pressure of the constipation - has anybody had back pain like this ever with constipation. I am getting concerned about the whole thing and just wish it would clear up. When should i expect to have a normal stool movement again?
I would appreciate if anybody has any input for me.

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Old 10-21-2012, 07:32 AM   #2
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Old 07-09-2013, 10:04 AM   #3
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Re: Has anyone used Movicol for constipation

I know this is a really late reply. But I am suffering from the same as the OP.

I have just got out of hospital after 2 weeks, with severe constipation.
I was put on movicol, Senna and they tried Picolax once which was horrible.

The movicol doesn't seem to work for me, and I find the senna is a lot better.
However, even though the constipation has gone I have still been getting very bad kidney pains, along with abdominal pain and on my sides going up to my chest.
I have been trying to avoid the pain killers as this can make you more constipated but I have had to give in at least once a day and take Tramadol.

I have had an MRI, ultra sound and X-rays and all came back saying everything was fine, apart from constipation and slightly inflamed kidneys.
They didn't treat me for the kidneys, I'm not sure why? Could this be the reason?

Blood and urine tests all came back okay, no infections.

Really not sure what to do. Hoping someone has an answer!

Liz x

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