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 irrigate and the water flat refused to go in. The first 2 occasions I took a 20-minute 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. I 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!