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Should I follow a special diet after colostomy surgery?
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Dr. Kevin Hiler
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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
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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
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