Can ileostomates eat broccoli?

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   Posted 11/8/2010 7:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi all,
I really used to love cooked broccoli. I haven't eaten it in about 10 years because of Crohn's, but I'm wondering if I can eat it now? Is it ok or will it cause a blockage?
Thanks, guys :)

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   Posted 11/8/2010 7:43 PM (GMT -6)   
     Hi 80's Chick!  I eat broccoli, cooked and raw.  Just chew real well.

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   Posted 11/8/2010 8:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello Chick,

I've had an ileostomy for a little over a year now for Crohn's, I eat broccoli all the time, I agree with Christine though, be sure to put your choppers to work!!

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   Posted 11/8/2010 10:33 PM (GMT -6)   
i eat it, i usually just eat the top parts i think they would be easier to digest, plus they taste better. Forwarning though, it can cause gas, and it stinks coming out!
UC for 8 years, before finally kicking its butt and having a permanent ileostomy April 17 2007!
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   Posted 11/8/2010 11:36 PM (GMT -6)   
ditto on the gas! i only eat broccoli (my favorite veggie) in the worry free zone of home and i take a gasx before hand to help out
-diagnosed with UC Dec 2006 at 22
-allergic or intolerant to all 5ASAs, sulfa and 6-mp
-emergency transverse colostomy on 9/13/10 from perforated colon
-Now IBD is indeterminate tests will be done after healing if still UC J-pouch surgery, if Chron's take down of colostomy

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   Posted 11/9/2010 2:36 AM (GMT -6)   
I eat the top part when it's cooked well and covered in cheese... yum! smilewinkgrin
Dx'd Crohn's in '99 at age 28. Proctocolectomy and permanent ileostomy in '06.
Disease-free and medicine-free since surgery and very thankful to be healthy again.

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   Posted 11/9/2010 6:30 AM (GMT -6)   
I eat it a lot, too, and I'll eat tops and stalks without problems smilewinkgrin

Just try a small portion (cooked) the first time and chew...if that doesn't bother you, try a little more the next time and then try it raw if you don't have a problems and like it that way!
Crohn’s dx 1989
some terrible years before my
temporary ileo in 2001
Proctocolectomy w/end ileo in 2008
...wish I knew then what I know NOW!
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