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Newone
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   Posted 5/6/2011 10:45 PM (GMT -6)   
I've been having low output lately. I've been trying to dink plenty of water a day but sometimes it hard. Is there a problem if my output it low? Could I have a blockage? Its not water when it comes out. It's fairly thick like toothpaste. Suggestions?

80sChick
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   Posted 5/7/2011 7:46 AM (GMT -6)   
You could be constipated. Do you feel bloated?
Stephanie, 29 years old

March 2000-Diagnosed Crohn's Colitis
(Tried every drug imaginable, but lived 10 years with daily diarrhea)
March 18, 2010-Total Proctocolectomy and Permanent Ileostomy! :)
(Now med free, 4 subsequent procedures to correct blockages at stoma site)

Stoma named Zoe...She's my best bud!! :)

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   Posted 5/7/2011 1:36 PM (GMT -6)   
i have a loop ileostomy and i regulary have low output. it's usually very thick even if i eat only liquids. my small intestine is slow. i drink prune juice every day to help my motility.

if you don't feel any pain and it's still outputting, then it could be you're constipated. it could be it's just a temporary thing for you, maybe you ate too many thickning foods all at once?
Hodaya
06/05/2007 - STARR procedure
colonic inertia w/pelvic floor dysfunction
08/16/2009 - total colectomy w/ileorectal anastomosis
07/08/2010 - loop ileostomy

Newone
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   Posted 5/7/2011 2:25 PM (GMT -6)   
How much prune juice do you drink? Also, are there any foods that loosen your output? I don't really understand this whole eating thing yet. Usually I would eat a piece of meat with some rice or pasta ole a sandwhich for
Lunch. It seems that all I can really eat is meat cuz I can't have a lot of cooked fibre. Sigh. It's frustrating not knowing how I'm supposed to eat. I see my doctor on the 16th and I'll talk to him about it again. I don't wanna just live on meat :(

80sChick
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   Posted 5/7/2011 5:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Any sort of fruit juice will make your output thinner. Things that thicken it: potatoes of any kind (even chips!), pasta, bread, rice, carb-y types of things.

I can't remember how far out from surgery you are, but you can start eating cooked fruits and veggies probably around 6 weeks.
Stephanie, 29 years old

March 2000-Diagnosed Crohn's Colitis
(Tried every drug imaginable, but lived 10 years with daily diarrhea)
March 18, 2010-Total Proctocolectomy and Permanent Ileostomy! :)
(Now med free, 4 subsequent procedures to correct blockages at stoma site)

Stoma named Zoe...She's my best bud!! :)

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   Posted 5/7/2011 6:18 PM (GMT -6)   
nono  Remember, if you eat more than one type of thickening food, it increases the "thickness" and symptoms of constipation.....so, if you eat rice, potatoes, etc. together, you will get some pretty thich stool!  So thick, you may just have to discard the bag you are wearing and put a new one on!
 
 

Newone
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   Posted 5/7/2011 6:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Yea that's understandable. I don't usually eat 2 at once. But maybe bread for lunch and potatoes for dinner. Wat about soups? If I make some soup with carrots, celery, broccoli and cauliflower with cornstarch to thicken and ate that would that be bad? I hate that ppl say don't eat cooked fruits or veggies for the first 6 weeks. Carbs make your output thicker... So they aren't good all the time. So to eat I'm supposed to gave what? Just a slab of meat? I'm so bored with eating but I'm always hungry. And I cant for the life of me figure out what the hell I can eat

ENIGMAWRAP
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   Posted 5/7/2011 6:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Newone:
 
You said broccoli/cauliflower/etc.?  Well, that food is not comletely digested in anyones system (with or without colon)!
 
Since it is so high fiber, it could be causing your problems.....you need to taper that a little and wait for the time to pass....my WOCN warned me about brocolli and similar foods for the first 6 weeks....she said "NO!" very vehemently......
 
hope this helps!
 

Newone
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   Posted 5/7/2011 9:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Ok. Yeah I think I'll wait on the soups. I'm really picky when it comes to food and don't like a lot of things in soup. Thanks for the heads up.


How much prune juice do u think it would take to get things a little loser and moving in my tummy?

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   Posted 5/8/2011 1:58 AM (GMT -6)   
i'm not sure you should try prune juice yet.... for someone who's motility is normal it can cause too much diarrhea and possible dehydration. first of all NO celery, broccoli and cauliflower!! those are too fiberous for you right now. also, when you say meat, you mean red meat? red meat is also not good at all. the safe foods are: chicken, cooked and peeled carrots and zucchini, eggs, yogurt, broth, eggplant (w/o the skin! - it's skin is very problematic), cooked sweet pepper. you can eat a bit of pasta, potatoes and bread (not whole grain!), but just a little/day and not with every meal.

you're really too early post op and things are supposed to change and regular. you will be able to try new foods, but not before 6 weeks post op. and when introducing more foods, it should be one food at a time and small amount. see how it goes through and whether it causes you any kind of troubles like gas, bloat or pain. go slow with new foods and i'm sure that with time things will settle for you.

Post Edited (2b ColonFree) : 5/8/2011 4:11:41 AM (GMT-6)


2b ColonFree
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   Posted 5/8/2011 2:03 AM (GMT -6)   
but if you're REALLY constipated and bloated right now, you can try just 1/4 cup of prune juice, maybe even a bit less, just this once to release the plug. i drink 250 ml a day and also 400 ml of fresh squeezed pear juice (has the same laxative effect). but we're not sure it's the right thing for you to do and 250 ml of prune juice can be too much for you. pls be careful with that.
Hodaya
06/05/2007 - STARR procedure
colonic inertia w/pelvic floor dysfunction
08/16/2009 - total colectomy w/ileorectal anastomosis
07/08/2010 - loop ileostomy
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