Helped Over 500,000 patients with 98%+ satisfaction.

Connect & Get Personalized 1-to-1 Answers from Expert Doctors

DoctorSpring > Question Home

MOVICOL for constipation with CYSTIC FIBROSIS.

Resolved Question:

hi i have cystic fibrosis and recently found out that i am constipated all the time. everytime i have a bowel movement it feels like there is still stuff to come out, it always feels full and my lower abdomen particularly the lower right part sticks out. last week i had a very busy week with work and only had 4-5 hours sleep every night, when the weekend came i got to have a real sleep. i got 6 hours of sleep then woke up and had a large bowel movement then went straight back to bed, i got another 4 hours sleep and again as soon as i woke up i had another large bowel movement and went straight back to bed. the same again after getting 2 hours sleep and when i woke again my tummy felt clear for the second time ever in my life (im 27 years old patientold). and all this time i thought i might be a little overweight even though i had defined abdominal muscles (i exercise a lot both weights & cardio & play rugby). my tummy was completely flat and felt totally cleared. 

i have had a similar experience once when i was younger and experimented with ecstacy and stayed up for 2 days partying (and not eating) and when i woke up i noticed i had no feelings of fullness in my tummy and again it was completely flat

i have seen my dr today and they have given me movicol, i tried one sachet and had a bowel movement some hours later but still have the feeling of not being totally cleared. should i up the movicol dose or try it for a few more days before doing so? what do you recomend? regards

Category: Gastroenterologist, Medical

Ask Your Own Question

Category: Hepatologist
 28 Doctors Online

Thanks for posting your query at
I am Dr.R.K and I am pleased to assist you.
I read your post about constipation and about taking movicol.
You need not up the dose on the second day itself.
You can take the same dose for one more day.
On day three compare your stool with the Bristol chart. You can see the chart in the following link -
If your stool is Type 1 or 2 you can increase the dose. If it is Type 3 or 4, you continue with the same dose.
I hope that answers your question.
Let me know if I can assist you further.

Dr. Ratnakar Kini
Category: Hepatologist
Fellowship - DM - TN Dr.MGR Medical UniversityResidency - TN Dr.MGR Medical University Medical School - Stanely Medical College, TN Dr.MGR Medical University
Dr. Ratnakar Kini and 4 other Medical Specialists are ready to help you

Users who read this, also read:

Make informed and better medical decisions.

Join the 500,000 people who found a smarter, quicker way to get Answers, Recommendations & Expert Opinions.

Expert Doctors at fingertips

Recommendation on next step. Second-opinion.Multi-specialty.

Save Time

Average time for answers: 6 hours.

Save Money

$35 for typical specialist consult vs. $120 for a local appointment.

Free Follow-ups

Clarify, ask further questions for free in private conversation.

100% Satisfaction

Money back guarantee for the 1st reply. MEDNET Quality Board.

Start My Consultation



Doctor Spring is a novel online Doctor consultation platform where you can get your medical questions answered by leading Doctors. Just Submit your question and rest assured that you will consult a Doctor easily. Once you submit the question, the Doctor from the concerned specialty will reply within hours. You can always ask more questions or add details with follow-up question options and make it an online doctor chat. You may use this service to consult a specialty or for getting medical second opinion. All paid services come with a MEDNET quality assurance and 100% money back guarantee.

DoctorSpring in news