Colon cleanse procedure

Brandi Girl
on 4/14/21 3:58 pm
WLS on 10/18/11

Can I ask if anyone or everyone was required to do a colon cleanse similar to what you do for a colonoscopy? Thank you.

            

lmfontana4
on 4/14/21 4:29 pm
RNY on 03/24/21

I have. But it was several years ago way before my surgery. It really isn't as bad as people say.

HW 296 SW 267.8 GW 150 CW 239.2

Age 53 5 ft 4 inches

Roux-en-Y 3/24/21

Brandi Girl
on 4/14/21 4:31 pm
WLS on 10/18/11

I'm just curious if it will be required for me to do before my RNY. Some people say their doctors required it so they would be 'emptied' out for the procedure.

            

catwoman7
on 4/15/21 4:56 am
RNY on 06/03/15

if I did (it was a few years ago, so I don't remember), it wasn't as extensive as the one they do for a colonoscopy. Although I had a two-week liquid diet before my surgery, so there wouldn't have been much in there to bomb out.

Teenie
on 4/15/21 1:38 pm - Pittsburgh , PA
RNY on 12/19/17

No cleanse was required however a 2 week very strict diet of protein shakes and 1 meal with 4oz meat and 1 cup vegetables for 2 weeks prior to surgery was required for me because my BMI was over 50 and I had to shrink my liver for them to operate. This is not required for everyone.

HW 299 SW 290 CW 139 GW 140 2/08/2019 OPERATION: Surgical Hernia with excision of total surface area of 55 x 29 cm of abdominal skin.

lmfontana4
on 4/15/21 9:22 pm
RNY on 03/24/21

I did not need to do a colon cleanse before surgery. I was required to be on a liquid diet for 2 weeks prior to surgery. So not much in the colon anyways.

HW 296 SW 267.8 GW 150 CW 239.2

Age 53 5 ft 4 inches

Roux-en-Y 3/24/21

White Dove
on 4/15/21 8:04 am

I had to do a two week liquid diet and then drink of gallon of horrid tasting stuff the night before surgery. That stuff was the worst part of the whole experience. What they have now is not as bad as it was in 2007.

Just ask your surgeon. Some require it, some don't.

Real life begins where your comfort zone ends

Citizen Kim
on 4/16/21 1:58 pm - Castle Rock, CO

Nope. Just nil by mouth after midnight before a mid morning surgery.

No liquid diet, no colon cleanse.

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Tekish
on 4/23/21 1:49 pm
On April 16, 2021 at 8:58 PM Pacific Time, Citizen Kim wrote:

Nope. Just nil by mouth after midnight before a mid morning surgery.

No liquid diet, no colon cleanse.

Ditto.

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