I had a colonscopy about a year ago and my bowel movements right after the procedure changed to small ball bowel movements for a year now. The colonoscopy was fine. I have been taking fiber and drinking about 8 glasses of water a day to see if this will improve my stools. So far the fiber has not helped. I have diabetes, type 2 and take Metformin and Glyburide. I also take Lisinopril and Hydrochlorothiazide for high blood pressure. I was drinking a soy powder drink for a year and stopped around the time I had the colonoscopy so my diet has changed. I no longer have the soy in my diet. I have heard the colonscopy prep liquid (I had ot drink a gallon of this) in some cases causes kidney disease. I am also concerned about this prep liquid and want to know if it can cause the small ball bowel movements (rabbit pellet type)? I am post-menopausal and quit taking my monthly birth control pills. The water I drink at work is hard water (perhaps a lot of lime in it).
What should I do and what may have caused this? Also is the colonoscopy pre liquid to blame for this? Do I need to do a colon cleanse? How can I get my bowel movements back to normal size?
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