Ileostomy - how long from eating until the digested product comes out thru the stoma
i have a new ileostomy. i am trying to figure out what foods cause what "product" -- watery stool, gas, etc. However, I am not sure WHICH food(s) are causing WHICH bowel movement, i.e., approximately how long after ingesting does the food come out through the stoma?
I had a stoma 6 years ago. I diffinately avoided brussel sprouts, spinich and brocolli as they would stain the bag. Along with those items I avoided any gas producing foods like beans...it's realy embarassing to pass gas at an inapproporiate time. Generally speaking...a normal transit time for food is 1.5 to 2 hours. If you arent' planning on going out or being around people then eating beans and ruffage would be fine. Can I ask what caused you to get a stoma? I had 12 incehes of my Sigmoid Colon removed because two diverticulum ruptured.
i posted this to celiac in error. firstly, thank you for your response!! secondly, i was ill for a long time with Ulcerative Colitis which ruined my entire colon (large intestine). the surgeons removed my entire colon in June, hence the ileostomy. i'm doing very well now. donna c.
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