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should i follow a special diet after colostomy surgery

A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 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
Dr. Kevin Hiler
42 years experience General Surgery
No special diet requ: After a colostomy you can eat anything you want but i would emphasize a high fiber diet because it makes the output more manageable.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 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
36 years experience Pediatrics and 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 member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Yes : Yes & laparoscopic colostomy reversal is when it is done through a scope.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronen Elefant
13 years experience Critical Care
Not necessarily: It depends on where in the colon your surgery is and for what indication ie cancer or benign disease. Sometimes the colostomy is temporary as the surg ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 years experience General Surgery
Ask the surgeon: I do not have enough information to guess what surgery was done and for what condition. Some colostomies can be reversed. Only his surgeon would know ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neria Hebbar
Specializes in General Surgery
Not to worry: If there is no history of ulcerative colitis in the past there is no reason to believe a reversal procedure will precipitate one. If you did not have ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
34 years experience General Surgery
Yes; rarely: The primary treatment for colon and rectal cancer is surgical removal. Some rectal cancers are so close to the anus that it is impossible to remove i ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Randy Stevens
24 years experience General Surgery
Time: if you had a colostomy takedown. Time will heal the scar. Wait for 6-12 months. Minimize scar tissue by avoid direct sunlight on scar. If you want ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kirpal Singh
24 years experience General Surgery
Depends : On quality and character of pain. I suspect this was for diverticulitis perforation with colostomy and then takedown? You could have same thing happe ... Read More
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