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Sample OBGYN Question
A patient has an uncomplicated abdominal hysterectomy. Following the procedure, the patient has good pain control but the nurse calls from the floor requesting the type of diet that you would like to start the patient on. Which of the following is the MOST appropriate diet following an abdominal hysterectomy?
A) 1800 kilocalorie diabetic diet
B) Clear Liquid
C) Full liquid
D) General diet
Answer and Analysis
Correct Answer: D
When a patient has a gynecologic procedure, the most appropriate diet to follow is a general diet. Studies is bowel resection patients have actually demonstrated success with early feeding, demonstrating earlier bowel function, decreased risk of postoperative ileus, and overall fewer complications. Advancing diet slowly following the procedure provides little help to the patient and often increases the length of hospital stay.
Answers A & B & C & E: This is not the appropriate diet following abdominal hysterectomy
Bottom Line: General diet is an appropriate management of postoperative hysterectomy patients.
For more information, see:
Werner, Claudia L., and J. Whitridge Williams. Williams Gynecology. “Postoperative Considerations.” New York: McGraw-Hill Medical, 2012. Print.