Questions-from mouth to bag and hernias

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tbraz
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   Posted 9/12/2007 12:15 PM (GMT -6)   
I have been having a hard time figuring out which foods cause stool to be thicker/thinner. Does anyone know how long it takes from the time you eat to the time it goes into the bag?

Also I've heard people talk about hernias, and would like to know what caused it, if you even know. Was it lifting something too heavy? Or do they just happen?


Thanks for any responses!!

summerstorm
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   Posted 9/12/2007 12:17 PM (GMT -6)   
i think i depends on the person and the food as to how long it takes it to go through, sometimes it seems like mine goes through really quick. French fries and bread, stuff like that, thicken it up, and then things like soup, or icecream thin it out.
don't know anything about the hernia though!

justjenjen
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   Posted 9/12/2007 5:53 PM (GMT -6)   
I was actually give a list after my surgery. I don't have it still but I remember rice and bananas were good for thickening. Like Summerstorm said it really depends on your body.

Smoke3
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   Posted 9/12/2007 8:43 PM (GMT -6)   
B.R.A.T.

Bannans

Applesauce

Rice

Toast

All will thicken stool

summerstorm
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   Posted 9/12/2007 9:08 PM (GMT -6)   
i have never understood applesauce being on the brat diet, apple juice and reg apples are so hard onyour stomach.

awesomeame
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   Posted 9/13/2007 10:40 AM (GMT -6)   
it's different with everyone...you will figure it out on your own.  and if you had a bad experience with one type of food, be sure to try it again at a later date.  things change.  fish used to make my output pure liquid, now not so much.  as was mentioned you can eat stool thickening foods as well if you notice that you have a particular issue wuith a certain kind of food.  ie if you're having problems with fish, serve it with potatos and you might be fine.
 
as for speed, i notice whole proteins (meat) take the longest for me to digest.  so if i know i'm going out for the evening, i'll eat just meat for supper.  veggies go through me really fast, so i tend not to eat them.  i take a supplement instead.  there is something to be said about volume as well-eat physically more and you'll have more output.  eat physically less but with the same energy (calorie) value, and you'll have to empty your bag less, but still meet your nutritional requirements.
 
hernias...i've never had one, and have done quite a bit of lifting.  i go to the gym daily and do situps/legups/leg press etc etc without any problems.
 
--matt
Dec 2006: Proctocolectomy/permanent ileostomy
Since 1991: Indeterminate crohn's/ulserative colitis


peggy113
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   Posted 9/13/2007 1:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Summer - you are right about the apple juice and apples and definitely cider being a bit "harder" on your stomach. But, applesauce is great.... even the chunky stuff if you chew it well. Thickens things right up!
Peggy
      
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summerstorm
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   Posted 9/13/2007 8:42 PM (GMT -6)   
i tried to eat applesauce night too long after i got my bag, i was so excited because i remembered that when i was younger i used to eat applesauce all the time, and then while i was sick i couldnt' eat it. So i got my applesacue and i sat down with my spoon and all and took a bite, and i was like, i don't even like applesacue, what was i so excited about, lol
about the fish though, i don't know if ya'll eat tartar sauce with the fish, but that seems to be my prob with fish, rather than the actual fish itself. and for pitys sake, do not eat a whole small loaf of garlic bread, just trust me on this

peggy113
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   Posted 9/14/2007 7:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh but how I love good, hot, fresh garlic bread, or hot garlic breadsticks!!!  Just a few more drops of Ostofresh takes care of the odor....   fish is the worst for me tho.  Still eat it anyway.
P
Peggy
      
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery 
 


summerstorm
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   Posted 9/14/2007 8:25 PM (GMT -6)   
lol i work at a fish camp, so i eat fish alot, just finished some flounder actually

Scrappyjrt
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   Posted 9/15/2007 2:35 PM (GMT -6)   
FOODS THAT THICKEN STOOL: Pudding,Creamy Peanut butter,Baked apples or applesauce,Pasta,Rice,Cheese,Bread,Potatoes. FOODS THAT CAUSE UNUSUAL ODOR: Fish,Eggs,Garlic,Beans,Turnips,Cheese,Cabbage family vegetables. GAS PRODUCING FOODS: Beer,Carbonated Beverages,Brocoli,Cabbage,Beans,Onions,Brussell Sprouts,Cucumber. Got this list from the Dietician at the Hospital.   Oh,I forgot to add that I have a parastomal hernia and will have surgery on it 10-17.


  1. Colostomy 5-14-07   UC 

Post Edited (Scrappyjrt) : 9/15/2007 2:43:58 PM (GMT-6)


peggy113
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   Posted 9/15/2007 2:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Well I found something that I don't think I will be eating anytime soon again.  I had one of the worst cases of D today that I've had in a long, long time.  I stopped at Hardee's and picked up a sausage biscuit for breakfast early this morning.  Sausage is not something I eat much of.  I don't ever buy it and when I have eaten it, it usually is at a restaurant for breakfast.  My stomach still feels like someone punched me in the gut and its been 8 hrs since I ate it.  I've had some weak hot tea, some saltines.  YUK POOEY!!!!    Anyone else have problems eating sausage/biscuits?   p.s.  I even ate a ripe banana before I ate it, to no avail! 
 
Peggy
      
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery 
 


summerstorm
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   Posted 9/15/2007 7:55 PM (GMT -6)   
it might be hardess, they seem to be greasier than other places

tbraz
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   Posted 9/16/2007 9:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Scrappy,
How did you get the hernia? Thanks for the info on the foods, I will have to stay away from pop because I do notice I get gas after drinking it!! Just had coffee for the first time in 2 months and had no reaction-- yipee!
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