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No Bowel Prep? No Bowel Prep?

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  #1  
Unread 08-23-2007, 02:32 PM
PRe Op questions

Hey ladies,
I have my total abdominal hysterectomy scheduled for next Tues, 8/28. I was reading about others pre op procedures and noticed that the bowel cleansing was part of it. I have not been given any instructions at all for pre op prepping. I was told not to eat or drink after midnight. My surgery is 8 am. I asked the nurse about bowel prep and she said she did not see anythign written down for me to do this.

Have you all had to do a bowel prep? The nurse said it is up to my Dr if he wants me to do this. Ihave a call in today, but have not heard back yet.

Any insight?
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  #2  
Unread 08-23-2007, 02:59 PM
No Bowel Prep?



Double check with your doctor if you are not sure, but I did not have a bowel prep before my hyst. My instructions were "no food or drink after midnight" on the night before. My diet was not restricted in any way up until midnight so I ate normally and I did not any bowel issues following surgery.

Not all women have to do a bowel prep but it is important to follow your doctors orders for you!

Best wishes to you!
  #3  
Unread 08-23-2007, 03:12 PM
No Bowel Prep?

I'd say you are lucky if you don't have to do the BP. I pretty much sat on the toilet the entire night before surgery. I honestly didn't see the point, but my doctor said that she has all her hyster patients do it.

It wasn't the end of the world to do it , just an inconvenience. I'll cross my fingers that you won't have to do it.

Good luck with your hyster. Make sure you let all of us know how everything goes. We all care about you!!
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  #4  
Unread 08-23-2007, 07:29 PM
No Bowel Prep?

Hi Love (Love is my DD's nick name)

I received the same instruction as you. My DR told me just not to eat or drink past midnight. She said there was nothing else I needed to do

Good luck and best wishes to you next week!!
  #5  
Unread 08-23-2007, 07:35 PM
No Bowel Prep?

My doc said she was going to have me take magnesium citrate the night before and no enema day of. I think every doc has their own preference. Never had mag cit before - am hoping I don't have issues as I've asked for Valium to sleep the night before. Would hate to mess the bed in a drug enhanced sleep!
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Unread 08-23-2007, 08:38 PM
No Bowel Prep?

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Originally Posted by love14
Hey ladies,
I have my total abdominal hysterectomy scheduled for next Tues, 8/28. I was reading about others pre op procedures and noticed that the bowel cleansing was part of it. I have not been given any instructions at all for pre op prepping. I was told not to eat or drink after midnight. My surgery is 8 am. I asked the nurse about bowel prep and she said she did not see anythign written down for me to do this.

Have you all had to do a bowel prep? The nurse said it is up to my Dr if he wants me to do this. Ihave a call in today, but have not heard back yet.

Any insight?
I had the same concerns prior to my surgery, as my surgeon only required an enema the night before, and I knew I had bowel adhesions, but everything worked out just fine! I even passed gas the same day as my surgery, which was awesome.

If your doc says no prep, then rejoice! LOL.
  #7  
Unread 08-23-2007, 08:43 PM
No Bowel Prep?

No bowel prep here. I did a light dinner the night before & had no post-op bowel problems.

Good luck!
Sue
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Unread 08-23-2007, 08:49 PM
No Bowel Prep?

No Bowel Prep Either Or Enama......saw My Doc Today. No Food, No Water And I Have To Stop Smoking!!!!!!!!!!yikes I Think Cause When I Get Nervous Or Upset Im On The Toilet Anyway
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