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Drinking water before surgery? INDIAN 1 child; California 2358 posts
7th Dec '12

The nurse said nothing to eat or drink from midnight the night before my apt till I get out of surgery, however I have really bad uti problems and not drinking a bottle of water when I wake up is not something I can do, otherwise I'll be walking around with a terrible uti all day. Do you think water is ok to drink?

user banned 2 kids; Hamilton, Ontario 19220 posts
7th Dec '12

you can maybe get away with 4 to 6 oz of water 4 hours before.



But you have to tell them, and they may cancel your appointment.

Not tellin 3 kids; Montana 55983 posts
7th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Beach M♥MMa:</b>" The nurse said nothing to eat or drink from midnight the night before my apt till I get out of surgery, ... [snip!] ... up is not something I can do, otherwise I'll be walking around with a terrible uti all day. Do you think water is ok to drink?"</blockquote>




No. The reason is that they want you to have an empty stomach incase you vomit during the procedure. It is rare but it happens. You won't get a UTI from not drinking water for a few hours. A UTI is a bacterial thing and if you get them that often, you have a bigger issue than drinking water.

Kristen Parris 2 kids; Virginia 1938 posts
7th Dec '12

I would avoid it as much a you can. You could maybe have a sip, but the reason they tell you not to eat or drink anything is because of the risk of aspiration when you are in surgery. Your stomavh contets can get into your lungs and i could be pretty bad :-/ would def not drink a whole bottle

Not tellin 3 kids; Montana 55983 posts
7th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Shannonsfirst:</b>" you can maybe get away with 4 to 6 oz of water 4 hours before. But you have to tell them, and they may cancel your appointment. "</blockquote>




No. Incorrect. If they say none that is exactly what it means. Drinking water can make them have to push her surgery back and throw off the schedule. It can actually make her go longer without.



Best case is to call the Dr's office and ask

user banned 2 kids; Hamilton, Ontario 19220 posts
7th Dec '12
Quoting Not tellin:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Shannonsfirst:</b>" you can maybe get away with 4 to 6 oz of ... [snip!] ... back and throw off the schedule. It can actually make her go longer without. Best case is to call the Dr's office and ask"


exactly what I said, she could do it but face have it cancelled.



And trust me, every anesthesiologist has a different point of view on whats they will allow.

Fatty McRunnerPants 2 kids; 4 angel babies; Clearlake, California 59390 posts
7th Dec '12

NO NO NO NO NO



When they say nothing, they MEAN nothing. If you drink water, especially a whole bottle, they'll probably cancel your surgery.

INDIAN 1 child; California 2358 posts
7th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Not tellin:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Beach M♥MMa:</b>" The nurse said nothing to eat or drink ... [snip!] ... water for a few hours. A UTI is a bacterial thing and if you get them that often, you have a bigger issue than drinking water."</blockquote>




Actually it's not bacterial caused, and it is a uti I have a problem that my brain sends down signals to my bladder and causes the uti, or something of the case my dr confuses me a lot, but any how drinking water is the only way I can manage it because if I have enough urine when I urinate every 2 hours the feeling subdues.

Not tellin 3 kids; Montana 55983 posts
7th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Shannonsfirst:</b>" exactly what I said, she could do it but face have it cancelled. And trust me, every anesthesiologist has a different point of view on whats they will allow. "</blockquote>




I don't trust you and nobody else should either. There is a reason that we are given instructions to follow from our doctors.



Also, you are the one who said 4-6oz am hour before "should be fine".

Not tellin 3 kids; Montana 55983 posts
7th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Beach M♥MMa:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Not tellin:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Beach M♥MMa:</b>" ... [snip!] ... drinking water is the only way I can manage it because if I have enough urine when I urinate every 2 hours the feeling subdues."</blockquote>




That makes no sense what so ever. Urinary tract INFECTION, your brain doesn't send a signal for you to get an infection. An outside source causes the infection (bacteria). Why you are susceptible to them frequently is a different story.

user banned 2 kids; Hamilton, Ontario 19220 posts
7th Dec '12
Quoting Not tellin:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Shannonsfirst:</b>" exactly what I said, she could do it but ... [snip!] ... we are given instructions to follow from our doctors. Also, you are the one who said 4-6oz am hour before "should be fine"."


well since my son has been sedated more time then I can count, I have gone through hell and back with what he can and can not have over the last 3 years.
The instructions given are not clear. I know this for a fact.



Just like I know for a fact you are always such a mouth piece.

Ashley Jean ♥ 34 kids; Dry Ridge, Kentucky 12391 posts
7th Dec '12

My doctor told me if I absolutely HAD to have something to drink in the morning, that it could be tiny, tiny sips of water. But that's all. No bottle of water.
But, I'm sure the doctor and type of surgery makes a difference. You could always call the doctors office/hospital and ask them....but you can't drink the bottle of water.

Not tellin 3 kids; Montana 55983 posts
7th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Shannonsfirst:</b>" well since my son has been sedated more time then I can count, I have gone through hell and back with ... [snip!] ... The instructions given are not clear. I know this for a fact. Just like I know for a fact you are always such a mouth piece. "</blockquote>




Lol!!! You are a clown!



Nobody should ever trust a strangers medical advise over the Internet. I have my BSN and myself have been thru more surgeries than I care to count. It doesn't matter what their "views" are, her dr said no and that is exactly what it means. You also don't know the type of surgery she is having no do you know her medical history.



You can get mouthy all you want but you are clearly wrong in your advice.

user banned 2 kids; Hamilton, Ontario 19220 posts
7th Dec '12
Quoting Not tellin:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Shannonsfirst:</b>" well since my son has been sedated more ... [snip!] ... she is having no do you know her medical history. You can get mouthy all you want but you are clearly wrong in your advice."


I said she would HAVE to tell her doctor......did I not?

Not tellin 3 kids; Montana 55983 posts
7th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Shannonsfirst:</b>" I said she would HAVE to tell her doctor......did I not?"</blockquote>




Back pedal all you like. You opened with saying she could. Can't take that back or "fix it". You were wrong to say it was ok and that is really all there is to it. Had you not popped off with being all knowing, we wouldn't be in this situation would we? For all you know, I am lying and don't have a degree. What would you do if I gave you bad advice and it caused you problems? Same situation. Don't give medical advice when you aren't the persons caretaker, don't know the medical history and aren't educated on the specific subject.