I have been practicing irrigation for 4 years now, I had my operation in March 2015. Everything has been going well up until this week where I tried to irrigat and the water flat refused to go in. The first 2 occassions I took a 20 min or so break and it seemed to be successful after that, I had thought constipation as the output was quite thick, thicker than is my normal. I usually irrigate every 2nd day. I did my normal irrigate yesterday and had to wait awhile and start all over again. Today I went on a fast and decided to irrigate again this evening which is my usual time: total failure tried a few times even changed the water tip, gave up after about an hour. Hopefully I can talk to the stoma nurses at Holy Spirit tomorrow. Has anyone out there had similar experiences or any advice. I did have a CT scan of my abdomen and pelvis about 6 weeks ago and all was well. Peace of mind if someone out there has an answer, thank you all in advance and sorry to be long winded!
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