The process of preparing the bowel for surgery. May include enemas, drinking a special saline solution, liquid diet and antibiotics.
The process of preparing the bowel for a procedure or surgery. The prep may include oral liquids, pills, enemas and/or a special diet.
a very strong laxative, which causes diarrhea and removes solid stool from the colon.
process used to clean the colon with enemas and a special drink; used before surgery of the colon, colonoscopy, or barium x-ray. See also lavage.
this is a cleansing of the bowels prior to going into hospital for treatment, so that any treatment can be carried out in safety. It involves changing your diet for a day or two before treatment, and you are given various concoctions to purge your system completely. It is not a pleasant procedure, but does ensure the best outcome for your surgery to be done in safety and minimize any risk of infection This is a typical advice note from a GP/Doctor: Bowel Prep- The process of cleaning the bowel of any solids prior to the examination of the bowel or bowel surgery. You may continue with your regular diet through the evening 2 days before your surgery. On the morning before your scheduled procedure begin a clear liquid diet only (broths and light soups are fine) At 9:00 AM on the day before surgery, begin drinking your ‘X brand' solution Drink all of the solution by noon if you can. You will shortly experience the desired results. By 6 PM, your stools should be very clear. You may drink clear liquids until midnight. Don't drink or eat anything after midnight on the day of surgery.
Cleaning bowels with enemas for medical examination.