Top answers from doctors based on your search:
Disclaimer

diet for diabetics with colostomy

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
1
1 thank

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month
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
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 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
1
1 thank
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Yes: In the presence of a permanent colostomy, especially if the colostomy is in the distal bowel, daily irrigations and wearing a gauze pad can replace th ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
See below: There are many factors to consider. Usually a colostomy is performed because of an inability to safely reconnect the colon together. It could be due t ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
17 years experience General Practice
See your surgeon: Consult with your surgeon about what to expect.
1
1 thank
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
No: Colostomy as a diversion does not cause bodily infection. On occasion if the edge of the colostomy against skin is not completely closed a local skin ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Krook
Dr. Jon Krook answered
23 years experience General Surgery
Yes, it is normal: If the remnant of the rectum is still there, it does make mucus. You will pass that mucus about 1-3 times a week depending on how long that segment ... Read More
8
8 thanks
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Always.: Creation of a colostomy requires general anesthesia and, depending on the indications for surgery and what else is being done, an in-patient stay in t ... Read More

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month