number of times you empty

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   Posted 1/12/2011 9:56 AM (GMT -6)   
just had step one surgery of j pouch, how many times should i expect to empty my appliance in the first week or so?

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   Posted 1/12/2011 12:57 PM (GMT -6)   
the first week it will be a alot, esp since you will have lots of gas. i can't remember the exact number of times but i know sometimes i was going once an hour. And it will also depend on what you eat of course.
But once you start on a more regular diet and your body begins to adjust it will slow, and the gas will lessen A LOT. be sure you let that gas out though, it will cause a blow out if it builds up.
You should be at about 4-6 a day by 3-4 weeks or so, again depending on what you eat.
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   Posted 1/12/2011 5:45 PM (GMT -6)   
I had my surgery last week and do far I sm emptying 4 times a day. It is only about half full when I empty. I haven't been eating much. Total output is around 700 cc a day (they wanted me to keep track the first few weeks).
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