Are blueberries safe?

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   Posted 7/9/2011 3:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone!
I have recently had a lot of opportunities to eat blueberries, but I'm nervous...every time I eat them I can seriously spit out the whole skin even after I've chewed it as well as possible. Does anyone have trouble with these? I'm really nervous that I'm going to cause an obstruction. I only eat like 5 maximum at a time.

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   Posted 7/9/2011 3:14 PM (GMT -6)   
I didn't have a problem with skins with my ileo, they always came up rolled up like a piece of string floss. Blueberries are really really good for you so it'd be great if you can eat more than 5, but as usual trial and error I guess.
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   Posted 7/9/2011 3:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Go ahead eat the blueberries they turn your output a nice dark blue color.....I eat them with no problems...try some just don't over do it Trixiemom
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diagnosed with colon inertia
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   Posted 7/9/2011 5:24 PM (GMT -6)   
I love blueberries and eat them all the time. Just start out slow, like you did, and have a few more next time. Enjoy! :-)
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 7/9/2011 8:23 PM (GMT -6)   
I have been eating blueberries with no problems... I usually eat about 1/4 cup at once and just chew them up the best I can.
-39 years old
-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 dose of Remicade but had excruciating joint pain and discontinued
-Had permanent ileostomy surgery 11/8/2010

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   Posted 7/9/2011 10:36 PM (GMT -6)   
i dont like fresh ones, but i love blueberry muffins! and i will eat them like crazy and other than the blue colored output it hasn't hurt yet. try a few and see what happens, chase them with a BUNCH of water
UC for 8 years, before finally kicking its butt and having a permanent ileostomy April 17 2007!
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   Posted 7/10/2011 12:46 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm actually eating a huge bowl as I type this:)

Start off slow (like with any food you try for the first time) and increase your quantity each's nice to be able to eat a variety of foods again, isn't it?!
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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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   Posted 7/10/2011 2:31 PM (GMT -6)   
I've been doing fruit and buttermilk shakes with every kind of fruit, even mangos and especially blueberries, which are my favorite. So everything get's so smashed to smithereens it can't do me any harm. The blue color is also funny; I am starting to remember why five-year-olds get such a kick out of poo.....
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