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colostomy diet guidelines

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Not usually: Once you have fully healed, then a regular diet should be fine. Some really stringy foods such as celery can bother some people, and some foods such a ... Read More

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Liquid diet: For a procedure on the GI tract, the less food content in the bowel at the time of surgery, the easier for surgery to be performed. With colostomy ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Follow advice: Following colostomy closure, i think it's a good practice to avoid very harsh roughage(nuts, popcorn, etc) until your bowel movements return to normal ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Calories/protein: In addition to surgical treatment, your physician will add medications to treat the disease. Monitor symptoms and temperature. Drink fluids, eat a hea ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
21 years experience Gastroenterology
No: If the appliance fits well it should not be painful. There may be post surgical pain as with any surgery. Make sure you care for the ostomy to prevent ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Nursing: Nursing ostomy care instructions will be given on care and colostomy supplies.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
26 years experience General Surgery
Reconnection: The reversal procedure is to re-establish colonic continuity so the patient can again eliminate via anus. Keep in mind that not all ostomies can or s ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
21 years experience Gastroenterology
External drainage: The colon is interrupted and brought to the skin so the fecal flow can drain into a bag. This can be permanent or temporary, meaning a surgeon may be ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Surgery: A colostomy is a surgical procedure where the colon is divided after which the upstream part is sewn to the abdominal wall so that the bowel contents ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
A form of diversion: A loop colostomy isusually used to protect an anastomosis used in the distal bowel. This prevents fecal contents from reaching the suture line and is ... Read More

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