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Why is it necessary for me to take a bowel prep before having a hysterectomy?

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal
6 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

It is in your best interest to do so just incase an injury occurs to your colon during the surgery, it can be repaired without the need to have a colostomy.

In brief: Yes

It is in your best interest to do so just incase an injury occurs to your colon during the surgery, it can be repaired without the need to have a colostomy.
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Dr. Katherine Sutherland
If the bowel is empty and decompressed, it also helps to keep it out of the operating field during surgery and therefore out of harm's way.
Dr. Olaf Johansen
Surgery - Colorectal

In brief: As a precaution

In the unlikely event that there sould be an inadvertent bowel injury which would require bowel repair..
.If bowel is prepped less likely to have infection if repair is required. Hope this helps.

In brief: As a precaution

In the unlikely event that there sould be an inadvertent bowel injury which would require bowel repair..
.If bowel is prepped less likely to have infection if repair is required. Hope this helps.
Dr. Olaf Johansen
Dr. Olaf Johansen
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