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When Should I Start Taking Laxatives Before Weight Loss Surgery?


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  • You will need to start taking laxatives 2 days before the last day of your clear liquid diet prior to your gastric sleeve, bypass or any other weight loss surgery. This will help clear out the bowel before bariatric surgery.
  • This will ensure that you do not have any issues while traveling (to Mexico for weight loss surgery, for example).
  • You should also take it the night prior to your surgery so that you can go to the bathroom calmly in the morning.
Updated on November 19, 2018

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