You shouldn't necessarily be needing coedine for pain at 7 weeks, nor should you be using it as a bowel slower. I was off opiates about
2 weeks after surgery, but everyone heals at different paces. Ileostomies come from the small intestine, so it's always going to be less formed. The best way to form it, for me, was always to eat foods that firm things up. Things like potatoes, rice, oatmeal... There's sort of a happy medium with these things. If it's too formed, it's very hard to empty and clean the pouch. If it's too thin, it can feel like it's filling up very quickly. how long do you have the temporary for? If you have a lot of pain at the incisions after 7 weeks, you should go to your surgeon and get checked out. Perhaps there's something more going on. Too slow can be a sign of blockage, and pain behind stoma too. Are you having a normal amount of output? You should probably empty about
6x+ a day with a loop.
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