Patients having Vaginoplasty, Hysterectomy, Metoidioplasty or Phalloplasty will need to do a bowel cleanout the day before surgery, which requires a clear liquid diet for the entire day before surgery. Clear liquids include apple juice, soda, Jell-O, chicken broth and tea. Avoid all red and purple dye colored products.
All bowel prep ingredients can be purchased over the counter:
- Magnesium citrate (10 oz.)
- MiraLAX (238 grams)
- Can of 7Up (or Diet 7Up)
- Gatorade (or sugar-free Propel water)
At 11am, drink a full bottle of magnesium citrate mixed equally with 7 up. Finish by 11:15am. Lunch will be clear liquid only.
At 3 pm, mix Miralax 238 with Gatorade or Propel. Finish by 5pm. Dinner will be clear liquid only.
Do not eat or drink after midnight.
If you have any questions or concerns, or require clarification about anything regarding your bowel prep instructions, please contact us.
Also see: General Pre-Op Instructions