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Date Joined Dec 2008
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   Posted 7/7/2010 11:38 PM (GMT -6)   
I saw my stoma nurse today and she said the itching I have been feeling is from a yeast infection around the stoma. YUCK She gave me a prescription for nystatin powder and diflucan to take by mouth. So, now I have to use the nystatin powder instead of the stoma powder until this clears up. Hoping it clears up quickly.

I thought I was doing a good thing by fasting before my appointment to keep the stoma from shooting all over the place....well, that was not a good thing to do....my empty stomach only made the stoma produce lots and lots of yellow, green LIQUID bile!

This made me dehydrate quickly and once I realized it was dehydration, I guzzled 12 oz of gatorade and 16 oz of water. I felt better within 15 minutes....but, the output still poured out into the bag because I still had an empty stomach.

So, I am assuming I need to eat several times a day....solid food seems to thicken the output and also decreases the amount of fluid in my output. Is this pretty normal for a new ileostomy? My output seems to go from really thick where it sticks around the stoma to total liquid.

Thanks to everybody for supporting me. I am sure I will be an old pro in no time....but until then, thanks for ya'lls patience and advice, Tracy

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   Posted 7/7/2010 11:47 PM (GMT -6)   
not eating makes it worse! And makes your output stink sooo bad, lol.
you need to eat a few times a day, and dont let yourself get hungry, thats when the worst gas comes.
Your output will change over time, but mine changes all the time, depends on what i eat, like today i have had mostly fruits, only some peanut butter otherwise, so mine is watery, plus i have had like 10 bottles of water, its hot cutting down trees in 100 degree weather, lol.
Anyway, i rambled,
Basically, what you eat depends on your output, ifyou eat thick stuff you will have thick output
UC for 8 years, before finally kicking its butt and having a permanent ileostomy April 17 2007!
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Date Joined May 2010
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   Posted 7/8/2010 2:20 AM (GMT -6)   
somtimes i get confused with the output, mind also somtimes goes from total liquid to think output... how long do u think it wld take for food to come out into the bag from the moment u eat it?? like a few hours?

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Date Joined Jun 2009
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   Posted 7/8/2010 7:52 AM (GMT -6)   
julsgirl said...
somtimes i get confused with the output, mind also somtimes goes from total liquid to think output... how long do u think it wld take for food to come out into the bag from the moment u eat it?? like a few hours?

It can really vary. There were some foods that I would see within, literally, minutes and some that would take longer.
27/F Diagnosed with unspecified UC 11/08 (symptoms for over a year before)
Asacol, Prednisone, Remicade with no success--no remission for over 2 years
8/09 colonoscopy shows that the whole colon is affected
12/18/09 Removal of colon, creation of J-Pouch and ostomy; recessed stoma; 12/30/09 Takedown too soon; RV fistula;1/9/10 Second Ileostomy Surgery;
1/25/10 Stoma Revision Surgery; 3/30/10 Takedown again; 6/9/10 Scope and Biopsy--Diagnosed with Crohns Disease (maybe...)
Tried gluten free and dairy free with no noticeable improvement; Was on TPN and IV fluids 2/10-6/10. Currently:Prednisone 40 mg, Culturelle, D, B12, Iron, Prenatal vitamin, Lomotil, Lortab, Humira, Rowasa

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Date Joined Sep 2009
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   Posted 7/9/2010 9:47 AM (GMT -6)   
My output is always thick. I haven't started eating fruit yet or really anything that is not pasta, crackers, rice, or chicken. I am worried about when I have to go back to work and don't have a water bottle handy to clean the thickness out of my bag when I dump it 6 times a day.
Diagnosed in 2004 with Crohn's disease. Resection in 2009. Have tried almost every medication and nothing has worked. Next step permanent ostomie.

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Date Joined Dec 2008
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   Posted 7/9/2010 10:28 AM (GMT -6)   
Sno, grape juice will sometimes help to thin my output down some....this has helped with the pancaking around the stoma. GROSS I hate that. The good thing about the liquid output is it is so easy and fast to empty. How much colon did you have removed before your ileostomy surgery?

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Date Joined May 2009
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   Posted 7/10/2010 1:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Tracy,   Hope that your doing better today...
Leslie King
  1984 Tubligation  1992 Diagnosed with Thyroid tumor    
1993 Gallbladder Removed  1997 Hysterectomy  1998 Carpol Tunnel 
 1999 Spinal Cord Surgery for a Anacroid Syst
2001 Lower Lumbar Fusion L4-5  
2003 Sigmoid Colon Resection
 2006 Right Knee Replacement 2005 Breast Reduction
 2008 RE-did the Lower Lumbar Fusion/ lamanoctomy
2010 DX: colonic Inertia/ Pelvic Floor Disorder
2010 Total Colectomy ABD W/O proctectomy; w/Ileosto

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