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When having bladder surgery why 't doctors do enemas to

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When having bladder surgery why don't doctors do enemas to clear the rectum.
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Urology
Expert:  Dr. Y. replied 10 months ago.

They don't do enemas to clear the rectum because this would likely result in diarrhea which could contaminate the surgical field and in fact the surgical site. This is why it's important to stay regular prior to surgery. If you are currently constipated, then you will need to take a combination of laxatives and possibly an enema to clear your stool out to stay regular. Hope this helps.