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Well that's it i have had pre op and paid up all going ahead next weds 17th pelvic floor repair and poss hysterectomy. Any advice to prepare. 

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    Well done karen. The best advice I can give you is to relax and don't worry. Research shows that patients that go into surgery relaxed have the best outcome. Eat healthily and don't be constipated. Get all your magazines, DVD's at the ready and ask your friends and family to have a visiting/shopping rota.
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      Hi matron as I do suffer with bowels would it be advisable to start on stool softener  i asked the nurse doing pre op but she said dont worry if I need it after op they will give me something but I don't want to get to the stage where I can't go as worried about straining after op x
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      I have lactulose in ready and dulcoease as a back up going to start on lactulose today x
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      Good luck Karen. Nerves kept me going the day before lol, but I have found the lactulose to be a great help. Had to cut the dose to just once a day though, as it was making me too 'windy'. Taking it just at bedtime seems fine. Drink lots of water and eat plenty ofresh fruit and Veg too.
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      If it does take the dulcoese because the last thing you want before and after surgery is wind.
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      I found lactulose made me windy laxido sachets were less inclined to do that for me. Good luck with your op. X
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      Not sure about Laxido. I have a feeling is prescription only but I would ask at the pharmacy. If they don't have any and it's available over the counter, they will order it for you.
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      Hi Matron, we have have those products here in australia, Lactulose and dulcoease, is the lactulose a stool softener or a laxative? Is Movicol the same? Is dulcoease for treating wind?

      Apprecaite your help

      Thanks

      Val

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      Hello tilley. Dulcoese and Movicol soften the stools but Lactulose softens the stools and acts as a laxative and would normally start working after about 12 hours. Dulcoese doesn't treat wind, you need something like Buscopan or Windeze for that.
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      Thanks for this, got help from my chemist. All set now. Keep smiling and I will keep posting. What a great forum this site is

       

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