Subcolectomy Prep?

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   Posted 3/11/2008 9:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Does anyone know what prep goes into a subtotal colectomy? I know one's colon must be cleaned out. So, what does this entail and how far in advance is this done? Thanks!

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   Posted 3/11/2008 10:14 PM (GMT -6)   
I think it depends on the individual doctor and the reason for the colectomy. For example, a person with Crohn's might be able to get away with a normal (day before) prep, but a person with CI might have to do a longer one. I had to do a three-day prep.

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