What can I do if colonoscopy prep is not working?

This question was asked in Staten Island, New York on 05/16/2012.
I started my prep for my colonoscopy this morning at 10 (4 ducolax pills,). I drank the miralax solution at lunch time and finished by 2 PM. It is now later and I am just having intense cramps, but not any bowel movements. Is something wrong?

Doctors Answers (2)

David Myles Nolan
Answered on: 5/17/2012

Different people need different amounts of bowel preparation solution - also it sounds like you took the laxative too soon before starting the prep.

Harsha Vittal, M.D.
Answered on: 5/16/2012

You should call your doctor and discuss this.