3 doctors weighed in:

Should I follow a special diet after colostomy surgery?

3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kevin Hiler
Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Kevin Hiler
Dr. Kevin Hiler
Thank
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Crystal Twynham
Board Certified, Surgery
29 years in practice
938K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors