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Miralax Bowel Prep For Surgery
I have a colonoscopy tomorrow. I took my bowel prep of about an hour ago. In how much time will it start working? Will a gatorade/miralax mix not work?
May not work: A gatorade and MiraLAX combination is not a common bowel prep in my experience. Miralax is an excellent laxative but if only one dose is taken, it is not likely to clean the colon out as well as is optimal for colonoscopy. A single dose might not produce a bm for a day or 2. Gatorade is an electrolyte-rich drink but not likely as effective as GoLytely or other polyethylene glycol solutions. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more
Can i take magnesium citrate ontop of my miralax for bowel prep? 1 gallon of miralax is too much, can i only drink half a gallon?
Drank all bowel prep (Miralax and Gatorade) for colonoscopy, 1 hour later nausea and vomiting. What can I do/take for it?
Dr gave golytely bowel prep for colon but she will never be able to tolerate. Is miralax prep safe for heart patients? Cardiac md ok with it. GI said no
This : This is a practice that is still debated in the surgical literature with surgeons and evidence on both sides. A bowel prep refers to cleaning out the colon of stool prior to an operation (usually on the bowels) or colonoscopy. There are a variety of bowel preps used and it often depends on the practice of your surgeon. Reasons given for doing a bowel prep include; avoiding contamination of the operative field, infection, better anastomosis (sewing bowel back together), better visualization (for colonoscopy), and more pleasant for operating surgeon. Reasons against include increased infection, complications related to the prep, patient comfort. There are a wide variety of bowel preps currently in use. Most involve drinking either a large volume of liquid or a small volume of a liquid which sucks fluid into the colon, both producing a watery diarrhea. Some bowel preps have included antibiotics with the thought it would lessen infectious complications. The data is not clear. Many surgeons simply recommend a clear liquid diet for a day or two before surgery to limit the stool in the colon. There are also studies which have shown bowel preps to be dangerous by either causing electrolyte imbalances, dehydration, or actually increasing infection. As of yet there is no right answer and usually the choice of bowel prep has to do with the surgeon and their experience as almost any can be supported by some evidence. Many surgeons do colorectal surgery with no bowel prep. A colonoscopy does require a bowel prep for visualization. Speak with your surgeon about their practice. By far the most comfortable for the patient is to consume clear liquids for a day or two. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My husband is severely constipated after surgery,gave him a dose of miralax 6 hrs ago is it ok to give him another one now?
I got my gallbladder removed on wednesday and I have yet to make a bowel movement. I took a dose of miralax today and still nothing. Normal?
Constipated for 3 wks.Took MiraLax & Colace 3 days, didn't help. I've had small, hard BMs but not much.Took mag citrate (300mL) & had diarrhea after. No formed stools. Bloating, abd. & low back pain,borbor. Could this be a partial bowel obstruction?
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