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   Posted 3/11/2011 10:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Will drinking a lot of fluids influence your output?

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   Posted 3/11/2011 12:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes it does in mine. If I drink a lot then the output is more watery as ileum doesn't remove all the fluid like the colon does. If don't drink enough then output is much thicker, like if I get dehydrated. Also depends what I drink, for some reason tomato juice goes shooting right through me in about 20 minutes, quite impressive really!
Crohn's dx 1989, loop ileo 1992, end ileo 1992. Arthritis developed 1990 Stoma abcess 1995. Azathioprine started 1995. Panprocolorectomy 1999. Stillbirth 2000, antiphospholipid syndrome dx 2000. Flare up 2004, stoma abcess and strictoplasty 2004. Low blood pressure dx with impaired kidney function 2006, fludrocortisone pres. flare up 2010, steroids, Humira, codeine.

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   Posted 3/11/2011 3:08 PM (GMT -6)   
     Most definitely.  When I drink a lot of fluids, I have quite a bit of liquid output.  If I don't drink enough, which is usually what happens with me, the output if very thick.

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   Posted 3/11/2011 7:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Without a doubt! When I drink coffee, its like almost instantaneous and its complete water, for me at least. Drinking lots of fluids = lots of output.

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   Posted 3/12/2011 11:14 AM (GMT -6)   
For me it also made a difference if I drank a lot at once vs small amounts all day long. If I guzzled a large amount of anything it would go right through me but if I sipped it would absorb more.
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   Posted 3/12/2011 6:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Also - if you try a drink your fluids before or after meals it helps with absorption. And only having a small amount of fluids with meals (which runs contrary to what a lot of people say about drinking lots to avoid blockages).
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