A 24-year-old member asked:
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should i follow a special diet after colostomy surgery?

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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 as asparagus can cause a lot of odors. Everyone has a different tolerance to some foods, and you may need to watch what you eat for a while to see how certain foods may affect you.
Answered on Sep 10, 2015
Dr. Kevin Hiler
41 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.
Answered on Sep 28, 2017
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