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TickledPinkTwice
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   Posted 4/17/2011 6:11 PM (GMT -6)   
So I have been doing my prep today for my defecography tomorrow. I took the 4 dulcolax and drank the bottle of Magnesium Citrate (YUCK). It said it should work with in a half hour to 6 hours. Well we are past that, I am afriad it isn't going to work. I can't do this prep again, I am starved! What do I do?
ETA I took 6 Senna Laxatives too. Usually takes about 10 but with everything else hopefully this will work.
 
I added results at bottom of page 1!

Post Edited (TickledPinkTwice) : 4/18/2011 8:33:40 AM (GMT-6)


esoR
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   Posted 4/17/2011 7:52 PM (GMT -6)   
WHOA. not good. Call your doc. I had no inertia so prep used to work for me after 3 cups of colyte. Maybe someone will chime in who has the inertia issue. I hope you are not feeling tooooo sick with all that in you and not working. Yikes. Praying for you. Rosemary

Alibee
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   Posted 4/17/2011 8:30 PM (GMT -6)   
hi tickled, I hope you are hanging in there. I think when they say it should work within a half-6 hours, they mean for people with normal transit. Laxatives take much longer to work for me, with my slow transit. I had to do several colonoscopy preps over the course of two days and I was STARVING. Can you eat some jello or gummy bears? When is your test? I am sure with all of that in you, you'll at least get enough movement to be ok for the test. From what I've heard you don't have to be completely squeaky clean like you do for a colonoscopy - I think they just want the bulky stuff out of you. Good luck! I will be sending good thoughts your way.

TickledPinkTwice
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   Posted 4/18/2011 4:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Rosemary:)
Alibee-It is a defecography, along with me swallowing Barium. After the 8 Senekot, 4 Dulcolax and the bottle of Magnesium Citrate I finally got some movement. I am nowhere near cleaned out though. Wait I could have gummy bears?! I am so upset I didn't know this!lol
26 years old
Idiopathic chronic Constipation for as long as I can remeber. Abdominal distention and painful gas started 2/2011.
Tried:Increasing fiber and water,Zelnorm ,Amitiza, Colon irrigation
2006- Colonoscopy,removed polyps
April 2011- Sitz Marker shows Colonic Inertia, scheduled for Anal Manometry and Defecography.

TickledPinkTwice
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   Posted 4/18/2011 8:32 AM (GMT -6)   
I am done with the defecography! Thank goodness! I had to drink not one, but TWO bottles of barium and they are not small! I spoke to the radiologist and he said that he believes my whole issue is my slow motility. I do have a small rectocele and enterocele but he said that they are not effecting anything so this is great news! I was so concerned about anismus, I was dreading biofeedback. I do have to have a manometry after I meet with the colo-rectal surgeon next week, but what will this check that the defecography didnt? My GI is supposed to call me Wednesday.
26 years old
Idiopathic chronic Constipation for as long as I can remeber. Abdominal distention and painful gas started 2/2011.
Tried:Increasing fiber and water,Zelnorm ,Amitiza, Colon irrigation
2006- Colonoscopy,removed polyps
April 2011- Sitz Marker shows Colonic Inertia, scheduled for Anal Manometry and Defecography.

frostyboy
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Date Joined Mar 2011
Total Posts : 272
   Posted 4/18/2011 4:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Tinkle,
 
Hope you are doing okay!  Yes, for preps I have done in the past I have worried whether it is going to work or not.  I remember for my colonoscopy I started drinking the gallon jug at 1PM.  Well, I forget what it said, but it said you should be having bowel movement by a certain time.  about 8 or 9 PM that night, nothing; I called my mom, and I was like what will I do?  Nothing!!!!  It wasn't until the wean hours of the morning (night) that I started doing something.  It was awful b/c I was sooo full on liquid!  And even after that, my report said I still had "feces in colon."  Geesh!  Like Alibee said, remember, we don't have normal transit colons.  With other preps now, I have done extra laxatives to make sure it works now; I have to! 
 
Glad you are done with your defecography.  Glad it came back okay.  I got through one pic on my second transit study today.  I got to see the picture.  I swallowed the pill yesterday morning, and today, I didn't see the markers.  I am not sure; maybe I will see them on Wednesday.  I just saw a lot of stool on the ascending colon.  I guess I just have to wait and really see at the end of this week how everything will pan out!
2009-Diagnosed with IBS after years of battling with constipation
2010-Confirmed colon inertia after transit study
2/3/11-Laprascopic left hemicolectomy to remove kink in colon and have stricture
4/11/11- Had appt. with colo-rectal surgeon
Sitz marker repeat next week;
Plan for upper gi and defography;
Later prob. total colectomy
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