Question: What foods should you avoid after an ileostomy?

How long after ileostomy can you eat?

You may need to drink more or change the types of fluids you drink if your ostomy output (the amount of waste coming out of your stoma) is high. After 6 to 8 weeks, you can gradually start to eat small amounts of high fibre foods. ✓ Add new foods one at a time. ✓ Chew all of your food well to help with your digestion.

Can you eat bacon with a stoma?

Protein Foods Examples include: Meat- beef, pork, bacon, lamb, liver, kidney • Poultry- chicken, turkey • Fish • Eggs • Beans, baked beans, peas, lentils • Nut products- peanut butter, ground nuts • Meat alternatives- textured vegetable protein, quorn, and tofu. Include two portions from this list each day.

Can you eat peanut butter with an ileostomy?

Some people also find that cooked vegetables and some canned fruits are helpful. Be cautious with foods that are constipating. For some people these include applesauce, banana, rice, cheeses and peanut butter. Drink at least eight to ten 8-ounce glasses of fluid a day, including water, broth and vegetable juices.

How long are you in hospital after an ileostomy reversal?

Most people are well enough to leave hospital within 3 to 5 days of having ileostomy reversal surgery. While you recover, you may have diarrhoea and need to go to the toilet more often than normal. It can take a few weeks for these problems to settle.

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