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I'm 19, male and have suffered from IBS most of my life as well as a gluten/wheat intolerance. I have been advised my doctor to take Movicol (a natural stool softener [I think it's called MiraLax in the USA]) and have been using it for years. No matter my diet or lifestyle I still suffered from bad constipation which is why I continue to take it (1 sachet per day).Anyway, the last three days I feel like I have had constipation which I haven't had in years as the movicol has helped. I have increased the water I'm drinking and my fibre, but it doesn't seem to help. I constantly feel like I need to poop, but I can't push anything out except tiny little bits. In fact I can't even feel a stool close to my anus. I'm wondering if my bowels just think they're full, but I don't know how to tell. Yesterday morning and the one before I had two bowel movements each morning (which is normal for me), but I felt constipated at night. Last night I had cramping like diarrhoea and got a little bit out, but I didn't feel better at all until I woke up this morning. I had a smaller bowel movement than usual this morning even though I have been so careful what I've been eating a drinking. I take one Movicol each night, but took one five hours ago in the morning. Hasn't helped yet.Also, I'm going in for surgery in a week for skin cancer removal which I've been a bit worried about, in case anyone thinks that makes a difference.If anyone can advise me ASAP that would be great! Cause right now I'm really not feeling so good...
 
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