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Bowel prep and wipes??? Bowel prep and wipes???

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Unread 02-02-2008, 02:02 PM
Bowel prep and wipes???

Hi

I seem to be fixated on doing the bowel prep (never done one and am very uneasy about the whole thing). SO-- I am wondering if I should have purchased wipes or something to use instead of TP - to lessen irritation. Never used wipes so am not sure about that.

Bowel prep tomorrow, surgery monday (TAH etc) - does anyone have any comments on the wipes thing - and if so any suggestions?

Thanks
Jax
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Unread 02-02-2008, 02:11 PM
Bowel prep and wipes???

Hi Jax,

I am in the same boat as you, but I will be doing it Monday. I saw someone mention here both wipes and Desitin(sp?), so I bought both. I figured using both would help with the irritation. I think I am going to have enough pain, without adding that kind of pain too.

Hopefully someone who has used them will elaborate and tell us how effective they were.

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Unread 02-02-2008, 02:12 PM
Bowel prep and wipes???

I would go for the wipes. I've never done a bowel prep though, but I just think it would be more soothing than just plain ol' TP. I'm the kind of person that, if I go #2 I have to either take a shower or use wipes. (The cottonelle wipes are really nice!) Good luck to you
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Unread 02-02-2008, 02:19 PM
Bowel prep and wipes???

I would recommend the wipes for sure. My bowel prep was 10 oz of magnesium citrate and I spent a good bit of time visiting the bathroom. I did not have wipes, but really wish I did, despite moistening the TP before using it. My bottom was quite irritated.
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Unread 02-02-2008, 06:15 PM
Bowel prep and wipes???

Wipes are a great idea. I'm sorry that I didn't recommend them on the other posts where we talked about this.
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Unread 02-02-2008, 06:17 PM
Bowel prep and wipes???

glad someone thought of this...i keep wipes on hand for my kids to use, glad theres some here.
i have to do the mag citrate followed my ducolax! I'm dreading it, just hope i can keep the mag citrate down!
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Unread 02-02-2008, 07:05 PM
Bowel prep and wipes???

Wipes are definitely a good idea. My prep was 10 oz mag citrate followed by dulcolax, and I wish I'd thought of this - after awhile, that TP just feels like sandpaper! Best wishes for a successful surgery.
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Unread 02-02-2008, 08:31 PM
Bowel prep and wipes???

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Originally Posted by a_new_life
after awhile, that TP just feels like sandpaper!
I remember that and not fondly either. It was horrible!

As for keeping the mag citrate down, put it in the fridge now and use a straw. I drank it slowly so as not to upset my tummy and had no problem keeping it down. But once it started to work, LOOK OUT!

Good luck tomorrow, ladies!
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Unread 02-02-2008, 08:40 PM
Bowel prep and wipes???

I bought wipes and Desitin. Funny about that circle of life huh? haha

The wipes were more soothing and I felt cleaner than using TP. I did not need Desitin until mid-day but it sure helped.

I too took Magnesium Citrate. The pharmacist recommended the lemon-lime flavor vs. cherry. I mixed it with Sierra Mist and could not really tell it was there.

Best advice is to stay at home for this process. By mid-day, you will know why...haha

Best wishes on the 4th!
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Unread 02-02-2008, 08:49 PM
Bowel prep and wipes???

I had the Magnesium Citrate and then had to do an enema!!! I wish someone told me about the wipes and Desitin. Definitely buy both!!!!!!
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