Bowel prep and medicine questions | HysterSisters
HysterSisters Hysterectomy Support and Information
Advertising Info HysterSisters Hysterectomy Support Tutorial

Go Back   Hysterectomy HysterSisters > Hysterectomy Support Posts > Preparing for Hysterectomy (pre hysterectomy) is a massive online community with over 475,000 members and over 5 million posts.

Our community is filled with women who have been through the Hysterectomy experience providing both advice and support from our active members and moderators. is located at 111 Peter St, Toronto, Canada, M5V2H1 and is part of the VerticalScope network of websites.

With free registration, you can ask and answer questions in our HYSTERECTOMY forum community, get our FREE BOOKLET, access Hysterectomy Checkpoints and more.

You are not alone. The HysterSisters are here for you. Join us today!
join HysterSisters for hysterectomy resources and support

Bowel prep and medicine questions Bowel prep and medicine questions

Thread Tools
Unread 09-26-2011, 06:24 PM
Bowel prep and medicine questions

ok I have a question I as well was wondering about all that. My pre op is Wed and surgery for lavh monday.
I do not wana straight liquid diet prior and gonna try not to as I have hypoglycemia and was very very hard for me to do prep for colonoscopy.
But I have constipation problems all the time. I drink plenty extra water then should every day too.

Any suggestions for meds after surgery or anything? last time for my lapo
I didn't have a bowel movemnt for three days or four after and I was on stool softeners and laxatives. And it was hard and it hurt.
What kind of foods are good to help push through and vegies that would also?
Sponsored Links
Unread 09-26-2011, 10:39 PM
Re: Bowel prep and medicine questions

One thing I have learned about bowel preps and hypoglycemia is to make sure you are pretty much munching or drinking all day while on a liquid diet. I choose to alternate Beef Consomme, Gatorade, and Jello Jigglers.

While water is great, it can lower blood sugar and too much water while doing a prep doesn't keep your electrolytes up which creates new problems. So while on a liquid diet, be sure you are drinking plenty besides water.

At your pre op appointment, talk to your doctor about your concerns about the hypoglycemia and see what suggestions s/he has if you have to do a liquid diet.

Using stool softners and laxatives can make bowel problems worse in some cases as they can cause the bowel to get lazy and not work properly. You should share your concerns about your prior experience with your doctor so s/he can determine which meds might be best and whether or not using stool softeners and laxatives is a good idea.

Keep in mind, a change in diet of any kind can lead to constipation issues so stool issues following a surgery can be par the course!


Our Free Booklet
What 350,000 Women Know About Hysterectomy: Information, helpful hints as you prepare and recover from hysterectomy.
Answers to your questions

Thread Tools

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
From This Forum From Other Forums
4 Replies, Last Reply 03-03-2011, Started By Solothoughts
2 Replies, Last Reply 01-06-2011, Started By lasvegas1
4 Replies, Last Reply 11-15-2010, Started By jausenclaus
3 Replies, Last Reply 06-17-2009, Started By tazie973
37 Replies, Last Reply 08-05-2008, Started By Noel33
11 Replies, Last Reply 06-30-2008, Started By sportychick
2 Replies, Last Reply 03-10-2008, Started By BunnyTracks2
2 Replies, Last Reply 01-31-2008, Started By bon125
7 Replies, Last Reply 01-26-2008, Started By BunnyTracks2
6 Replies, Last Reply 07-25-2007, Started By Melissannde
5 Replies, Last Reply 06-08-2006, Started By tlc97
8 Replies, Last Reply 05-10-2006, Started By ER12903
10 Replies, Last Reply 05-31-2005, Started By RedSoxFan
18 Replies, Last Reply 04-01-2005, Started By spotter
16 Replies, Last Reply 04-27-2004, Started By sunnybowl2002
3 Replies, Last Reply 11-01-2003, Started By shelfred
11 Replies, Last Reply 05-28-2003, Started By cindy1218
20 Replies, Last Reply 05-09-2003, Started By froglegs
1 Reply, Endometriosis Support
11 Replies, Hysterectomy Recovery (post hysterectomy)


Hysterectomy News

July 10,2020


HysterSisters Takes On Partner To Manage Continued Growth And Longevity
I have news that is wonderful and exciting! This week’s migration wasn’t a typical migration - from one set ... News Archive


Calendar - Hysterectomies - Birthdays

Request Information

I am a HysterSister


Featured Story - All Stories - Share Yours


Your Hysterectomy Date

CUSTOMIZE Your Browsing  

$vbulletin->featuredvideos is not an array!