Preoperative Preparation

Mechanical and antibiotic bowel preparation includes a low residue, clear liquid diet for two days before the operation, a bowel preparation the day before the operation, preop-erative antibiotics for bowel and urinary tract surgical prophylaxis, and antifungal medication when indicated.

Patients with neurologic diseases have chronic constipation and may need more time for an adequate bowel preparation.

The patient is placed in the supine position and pneumatic compression stockings are applied to both legs. After induction with general anesthesia and endotracheal intubation, an oral gastric tube is inserted, and the patient is placed in the low-lithotomy position for the remainder of the operation. Both arms are tucked in and protected along the sides so that the surgical team may direct their operative movements deep into the pelvis. Effective intraoperative urine and pelvic fluid drainage by intermittently opening the urethral catheter to preserve the pneumoperitoneum augments the suction removal of any excessive fluid collections.

Constipation Prescription

Constipation Prescription

Did you ever think feeling angry and irritable could be a symptom of constipation? A horrible fullness and pressing sharp pains against the bladders can’t help but affect your mood. Sometimes you just want everyone to leave you alone and sleep to escape the pain. It is virtually impossible to be constipated and keep a sunny disposition. Follow the steps in this guide to alleviate constipation and lead a happier healthy life.

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