Foods to loosen stool after colectomy

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   Posted 7/9/2008 2:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello all, I was curious if anyone knew any good foods to loosen stool after a colectomy. I know this is opposite of what most people want after a colectomy, but I have been battling terrible constipation and I am beginning to wonder if it is what I am eating. I eat lots of whole grains, fruits, veggies, yogurt. If you know of any foods that tend to loosen stool I would love to know what they are. Thanks for reading my post :-)

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   Posted 7/9/2008 3:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Anything with sugar in it as well as fruit juices.

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   Posted 7/11/2008 10:49 AM (GMT -6)   
I believe spicy foods are good to loosen the stool. Best of luck to you!

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   Posted 7/12/2008 9:59 AM (GMT -6)   
I eat a piece of Dove sugar-free chocolate, a coffee cup of warm microwaved prune juice, or a bowl of grapes.  They all work within a couple of hours for me.  Hope one of these will help..
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