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Is it normal to have severe constipation after a colonoscopy?

I had a colonoscopy in mid-June. Since that procedure I have not been able to have a normal bowel movement. I have severe constipation more than relief. I can take 3 dosages of MiraLAx, Amitiza capsules 24 mg twice daily and Align and still have to strain to go. When I do get relief it is only pellets or diarrhea then the next day I’m constipated again. Even in taking this much laxative I still have to take 2 Dulcolax tablets. What could this be and what should I do for help. I go sometimes 3 to 4 days without going anything.

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It is unclear as to what the problem is. Did you have it prior to the colonoscopy? The colonoscopy would not cause this problem directly. You should discuss this with your doctor.

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