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Unread 11-04-2009, 10:54 AM
bowel prep

I am scheduled for a LAVH on Nov 6..I was told to take half bottle of magnesium citrate starting today and could eat today, but tomorrow take the other half bottle and nothing but liquids to eat..has anyone had prep the same?
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Unread 11-04-2009, 11:17 AM
Re: bowel prep

I did take magnesium citrate I had no instructuins the day before the prep but the day before surgery it was a hole bottle and a liquid diet ! Good Luck !!!!
Unread 11-04-2009, 04:14 PM
Re: bowel prep

Its interesting that doctors give such different directions....
I was told that the day before surgery, eat a normal breakfast, about noon drink one bottle of Mag. Citrate, and then drink the other bottle around dinner time. Once I started that process, no food at all only clear liquids (water, apple juice, etc. No orange juice as it has pulp) They want nothing in the stomach at all.
This stuff tasted awful, and I threw up half the second bottle. It was worse than preping for a colonoscopy, as far as I was concerned. But I understand the real need to have the bowel empty before surgery. I guess it allows more space inside the body and also, should the bowel be nicked during surgery, prevents all that junk from emptying into the field of surgery. We don't want that to happen, so we do these things.
Hang in there.
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Unread 11-04-2009, 05:28 PM
Re: bowel prep

Crazy how each doctor is different, I don't need to drink anything and no diet restrictions although an enema is is my near future.
Unread 11-04-2009, 09:50 PM
Re: bowel prep

I had to do clear liquid all day. Then at 5pm I had to drink one bottle of mag citrate and take two ducolax pills.

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Unread 11-04-2009, 09:59 PM
Re: bowel prep

I get a normal breakfast light lunch and clear fluids from 3pm to 12 am tomorrow I am supposed to drink the bottle at 3pm.

Summerbreeze - we are the same day.
Unread 11-05-2009, 12:32 AM
Re: bowel prep

My surgery is next wed and i was told that on tues i should have a light lunch and a liquid dinner and than drink half a bottle of the Mag. Citrate,
Than NO breakfast on wed...

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