whats the deal with pizza and bananas???

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   Posted 11/30/2010 11:27 PM (GMT -6)   
has anyone noticed that a banana makes an extremely large amount of output? i like to eat a banana every morning, sometimes two, and the amount of output it causes is like 4 times the amount of banana, i know there is nothing left in from the night before, whats that about?

and when i eat pizza it comes out so fast, its out before i am even finished eating my meal! a lot of times i get up to empty then go back and finish, and i know its the pizza cause you can smell the difference, and pizza smells awful coming out, lol. again, whats that about?

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   Posted 12/1/2010 2:25 AM (GMT -6)   
that's strange... bananas and pizza cause me the opposite, pizza slows me down really bad, but if i eat a banana i'll have a blockage for sure. but my system is abnormally slow, so i'm no example. if i don't take enormous amounts of prune juice, i will hardly have any output. maybe 300-400 ml for 24 hrs. my surgoen said that if things get really bad for me and prune juice or other things don't help anymore, then he can create a new stoma upper in the small intestine, about 1 metter upper (w/o removing anything). i hope prune juice helps me forever and i never get to needing this.
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   Posted 12/1/2010 10:10 AM (GMT -6)   
I notice the same thing about bananas!  I have been eating them quite a bit because they are the only fresh fruit I can have post-surgery and they fill up my pouch like crazy.  Probably have to avoid those once I go back to work.
I haven't noticed anything with pizza, though I am gluten intolerant so I make my own and it is pretty benign compared to the sometimes greasy pizza one gets in restaurants.  Not to mention that so far I have only been able to put cheese and Canadian bacon on my pizza since I am afraid other toppings might cause my new stoma difficulty.  Eventually I will be able to add more toppings:)  Then maybe it will go through me more quickly.
I have found the changes in output from eating different foods one of the more perplexing things about my new ileostomy. 
-Officially diagnosed with UC in 2006, though had symptoms since 1999.
-Had mild/moderate symptoms continuously until severe flare in autumn 2010 which required 2-week hospital stay
-Took Asacol, Rowasa, Canasa and Prednisone to manage flares but meds stopped working
-Tried 1 infusion of Remicade but had excruciating joint pain and discontinued
-Had permanent ileostomy surgery 11/8/2010

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   Posted 12/1/2010 10:44 AM (GMT -6)   
I've had pizza like the last 4 days in a row. I know what you are talking about. I remember the first time I ate it and I had red output I got kinda scared but realized what it was.

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   Posted 12/1/2010 3:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Pizza is fine for me. I haven't tried bananas yet.

Peppers make my output almost completely liquid. Yesterday I had a sub with banana peppers on it and none of my output was close to solid.
21 y/o male livin' in Georgia. Diagnosed with Left-Sided Colitis in 2002; re-diagnosed with Pancolitis in Nov. 2009.
June 2010 I beat UC by having surgery.
Drugs tried: Just about every 5ASA medicine, enemas, prednisone, turmeric, fish oil, Remicade, psyllium seed powder, Metamucil.
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   Posted 12/4/2010 11:30 PM (GMT -6)   
its funny how the different foods affect us all differently...
I know that pizza smell your talking about! haha
I was told to always take small sips of any liquid and eat crackers or something along with my liquids to thicken them up,
but I don't and so far haven't dehydrated myself.
Just a bunch of trial and error

Bad flare in 2007 tried several meds w/ no relief

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   Posted 12/5/2010 11:22 AM (GMT -6)   
     New Shine CD,,,,sub with banana peppers smhair ???  I'm in Jersey and I have never heard of a sub with banana peppers..lololol.  Anyway, bananas don't have any effect on my output at all.  I have only eaten pizza once since my operation but it was quite a task chewing all that cheese, so I thought the heck with it.  I had lasagne last night and that wasn't too bad either.
     For a pleasant smelling ouput, eat the wintergreen mints...mmmm tongue .  Lucky for me I ate them before a Comedy Club show my husband and I attended at the Borgata Casino in AC and my bag broke.  After the show, I went to the ladies room and was shocked to see poo seeping out of the bag.  I stuffed it with toilet tissue the best I could and we headed back to our RV which, luckily, was only a 20min drive away..whew!  But it smelled like wintergreen mints wink .
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