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Unread 09-29-2010, 04:44 PM
no bowel prep?

I am having a total laproscopic hysterectomy on Nov. 17. The assistant called me today to confirm and told me not to eat the night before but no bowel prep. I said are you sure? She said the dr. doesn't always order one. I said "even with laproscopic? " she said yes. Is that possible? My case should be pretty simple but still . I wonder if he is planning lapro? That is what I discussed with him. Any clues? Amila
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Unread 09-29-2010, 04:46 PM
Re: no bowel prep?

I had a lavh and did not have any bowel prep. Best wishes.
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Unread 09-29-2010, 04:54 PM
Re: no bowel prep?

When I spoke to my doc last time she said the new guidelines indicate no bowel prep necessary is most cases. I'm having DaVinci Hysterectomy with Cystocele repair on 10/25. Looking forward to no prep but who knows - my pre-op is next week! All the best with your healing!
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Unread 09-29-2010, 04:59 PM
Re: no bowel prep?



I have had a diagnostic laparoscopy and a lap assisted hysterectomy, neither requiring a bowel prep!

When I had a laparoscopy and we KNEW the surgeon was going to be working on the bowels, then I had a prep!

Many best wishes to you for your upcoming procedure!

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Unread 09-29-2010, 05:04 PM
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OK -thanks for educating me girls. Looking forward to no bowel prep too! Amila
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Unread 09-29-2010, 06:56 PM
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I had a LSH/BSO and didn't have to do a bowel prep, I also got to eat up until midnight the night before.
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Unread 09-29-2010, 07:43 PM
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I am having a TAH and have to drink magnesium citrate starting 4pm the day before surgery. Not looking forward to it. Dr. says it makes it easier by having the bowels empty.
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Unread 09-29-2010, 09:46 PM
Re: no bowel prep?

I had TAH two weeks ago. No bowel prep and the nurse encouraged me to eat the day before!
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Unread 09-30-2010, 04:32 AM
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I'm meant to be having a LVH on the 29th. My Doc has said its a 60/40 percent chance they can do it...fingers crossed.
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Unread 09-30-2010, 04:50 AM
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LSH no bowel prep here either! And everything went great too. I was surprised that I could eat right up until midnight before the procedure at 10:30 a.m, next morning. However, cannot eat or drink anything once you wake up the day of surgery. They let me take a sip of water to take an anxiety medication the morning of the surgery, only because I'm a worry wart.
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