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Raw broccoli with an ileostomy bag, is that okay?

Raw broccoli with an ileostomy bag, is that okay?

NO , Why: If you want to take away the smell , first revaluate what you are eating , next put activated carbon tablets in the stomal bag will help you taking the smell off not broccoli. ...Read more

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Ileostomy (Definition)

A portion of the small intestine attached to the abdominal wall in order to be able to go to the bathroom if something happened to ...Read more


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Hi, I have had an operation and lost a lot of weight. What can I eat to regain the weight, bearing in mind i now have an ileostomy bag?

Hi, I have had an operation and lost a lot of weight. What can I eat to regain the weight, bearing in mind i now have an ileostomy bag?

This can depend: Depending on co-existing medical conditions such as kidney disease, diabetes or so fat malabsorption conditions this answer can vary widely. Discuss with your surgeon first and he/she may refer you to a nutritionist for further guidance. There are many supplement shakes on the market that can help add calories to your diet will not necessarily increasing the bulk of your stool. ...Read more

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I have been feeling unwell and have an ileostomy bag and keep getting bladder infections. I'm starting to worry. ?

I have been feeling unwell and have an ileostomy bag and keep getting bladder infections. I'm starting to worry. ?

Possible fistula: the question would be why do you have an ileostomy Recurrent urine infections can be caused by many things. In males it's less common One cause could be a connection to part of your go tract and your bladder causing bacteria to enter your bladder. Another cause may be your bladder is not emptying properly because of the surgery you have had. You will need an exam and probably a cat scan to evalua ...Read more

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My father has an ileostomy bag, CT shows sign of spread towards liver &nodes very small can he take milk thistle and cod liver oil if yes what dosage?

My father has an ileostomy bag, CT shows sign of spread towards liver &nodes very small can he take milk thistle and cod liver oil if yes what dosage?

When to get checked: Your dad has been through a lot. Cod liver oil and thistle likely won't hurt him. However, please check in with the docs on his team, both surgical and oncology about additional options for his care. Go with your dad to help understand risk/benefit analysis, stage and life expectancy. Be well. ...Read more

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Can shingles affect you more if you use an ileostomy (colostomy bag)?

Can shingles affect you more if you use an ileostomy (colostomy bag)?

NO relation: Shingles or Herpes Zoster is caused by chicken pox virus effect the nerve root and its distribution. Use of stmal bags has no relation. ...Read more

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Are there different types of ileostomy bags?

Yes: For sure and an enterstomal therapist should be able to assist you with finding the perfect appliance for you. ...Read more

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Went into hospital with double pneumnia & a week later, I woke up wearing a colostomy bag and was told they had to perform an ileostomy placement. Y?

Wow.: I imagine that was quite a shock. I am sure that ileostomy isn't part of the usual treatment of pneumonia. I think you need to inquire further when your doctor makes the rounds, if still hospitalized. Maybe you had a bowel emergency as well such as obstruction or necrotic bowel after loss of blood flow. If you were extremely ill in ICU that could be possibly connected. Perplexing. ...Read more

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When would one need ileostomy?

Some diseases: Conditions when all of the colon needs to be removed such as crohn's or ulcerative colitis. Emergency surgery when there is a colon blockage such as from cancer, or emergency due to colon ischemia, or other emergencies when the colon cannot be reconnected. ...Read more

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What exactly is an ileostomy reversal?

What exactly is an ileostomy reversal?

Reconnect intestine: This generally refers to the removal of an ileostomy (loop of intestine attached to the skin so stool can drain into a bag on the abdomen) and reconnection of the ileum to the colon or intestine( or in some cases creating an ileal pouch). It really depends on the exact circumstance of the ileostomy and what else was done. ...Read more

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