Usually you'll start having an urgent need to go within one to two hours of starting the prep, so be sure you stay close to the bathroom. If possible, any others in the house should use another bathroom and leave yours to you - you won't be able to wait for someone to get out of the bathroom. Get some wet wipes (not baby wipes, a lot of them have alcohol) because your bottom may get very sore and tender; wet wipes will be more gentle. Also a good barrier cream such as Desinex or A&D ointment can help protect the skin.
By your morning dose you'll probably be about
emptied out so it may not be a problem.
Just a sidenote: pain is not a common symptom of colon cancer until it is very advanced, so it's unlikely to be the problem. Try to relax, and good luck.
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