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Posted by Katdanielle_93, on Sat Dec 14, 2019 9:57 pm

I looooove popcorn and I miss it. I read done people eat it all the time and others can't at all! I've had a few handfuls here and there but want to know what everyone's experience is with popcorn! I pick out the husks when I eat it. But do you guys eat it? Have you ever had a problem? Do you limit yourself to how much you have in a sitting?

Reply by Mtnman, on Sat Dec 14, 2019 10:32 pm

¬† Hi I don't have a problem with much of anything but beans. I have an ostomy but no problems for me. ūüôā

Reply by xnine, on Sat Dec 14, 2019 11:36 pm

Colostomy or Iliostomy makes a difference. I eat popcorn but leave the unpopped ones alone. Butter them up and spice them and sometimes that is supper.

Reply by Puppyluv56, on Sun Dec 15, 2019 12:01 am

I am a popcorn Freak! I will go to any movie just for popcorn and I get the refillable bucket! Eat it all! Go almost every Sunday. That has not changed since surgery. I do nothing special. No picking out hulls or anything. I make popcorn almost every night at home as well! Mostly Kettle corn! OMG good! Lol I have no issues with blockage or anything else with it! If you have a Colostomy, you should be fine! With a Ileostomy, May have to be a little more careful but like everything else, try small amounts at a time and chewy it very well!
good luck, I cannot image not eating popcorn!
Puppyluv  

Reply by newyorktorque, on Sun Dec 15, 2019 12:05 am

I have a loop ileo and like popcorn.  I was told this was a 'no no' food but I have no problems with it.  Just chew it up well if you do.  I havent had this in a while so now I know I'll be buying popcorn on my next grocery excursion.

Reply by Mark1070, on Sun Dec 15, 2019 12:13 am

From what i understand, the problem is more about the fiber than husks. I found a rice-based, popcorn-like, snack that i love called Pirate Booty. Equally satisfying and no risk of blockage. 

https://piratebrands.com/

 

 

Reply by Puppyluv56, on Sun Dec 15, 2019 12:16 am
newyorktorque wrote:

I have a loop ileo and like popcorn.  I was told this was a 'no no' food but I have no problems with it.  Just chew it up well if you do.  I havent had this in a while so now I know I'll be buying popcorn on my next grocery excursion.


I buy it by the case! Running out of popcorn is a big NoNo!

Reply by newyorktorque, on Sun Dec 15, 2019 1:48 am
Mark1070 wrote:

From what i understand, the problem is more about the fiber than husks. I found a rice-based, popcorn-like, snack that i love called Pirate Booty. Equally satisfying and no risk of blockage. 

https://piratebrands.com/

 

 


Ya, I like that pirate booty too.  Its good and the one I had taste like white cheddar cheetos!

 

Reply by Bill, on Sun Dec 15, 2019 3:53 am

Hello Katdanielle.

I have no problems with popcorn as far as the stoma is concerned. However, I do sometimes have problems with swallowing it, as my oesophagus doesn't work so well nowasdays.

Best wishes

Bill

Reply by panther, on Sun Dec 15, 2019 12:34 pm

The only problem I have with popcorn is once I start eating I can't stop! You've had a few handfuls and had no problems so carry on and eat all of it! lol.....I've never taken any notice of those foods to avoid lists just tried anything I want in small portions to start with 

Reply by looking forward, on Sun Dec 15, 2019 3:43 pm

hi i have an ileo never ever eat popcorn,celery or other raw vegetables and so have no problems

Reply by w30bob, on Sun Dec 15, 2019 9:06 pm

Kat,

  Should you eat popcorn or not is not the type of question anyone can answer other than your Doc or those intimately familiar with your bowels.  It all depends on why you had your ostomy and the current condition of your bowels.  Think of it this way.......popcorn kernals that are unpopped or only partially popped will not be broken down (digested) by your stomach before they are released into your small bowel.  So think of those kernals as rocks.  If you can eat and pass rocks.......then you can eat popcorn.  If you know what Diverticulitis is.......you probably don't want to risk it.  Simply ask your Doc if he advises you to eat them and have him explain why or why not.  I think folks on here would feel pretty bad if they told you to go ahead and eat it and then found out you ended up in the ER because of it.  

regards,

bob

Reply by McFLEURry, on Mon Dec 16, 2019 11:17 am

Hello! I am ok with a few handfuls of popcorn! I make sure I chew alot and drink plenty of water! I had a semi blockage from popcorn when I over did it once! Very painful!!!! 

Reply by Amusement, on Tue Dec 17, 2019 1:34 pm

You are in luck.  Quaker Oats has put out a product made of popcorn without the husk.  It is usually around the area where popcorn is sold, and it is packaged like potato chips.  It is in the shape of rice cakes, and it taste like buttered popcorn.  It even has the crunch.  The only problem is it has become so popular that you can hardly find it in the grocery store.  They have many other flavors, but popcorn is my favorite.  If you find it, buy them out as it will not be there when you go back for more.

Darrall Loggins in Atlanta, GA.

Reply by Darturbo, on Tue Dec 17, 2019 1:39 pm

Well... Everyone is different, until you try popcorn for yourself you will not know if you can eat it or it is something you need to avoid. I myself have no colon I have no issue with popcorn or any other food and sometimes I even chew what I eat.

Reply by Ewesful, on Tue Dec 17, 2019 2:22 pm

I eat a lot of popcorn as it is nutritious and a safe food for munchies.   However my issue is FAP and I have an ileostomy. As for other issues I don't know whether it is a good thing or not.   I use only white kernal and I pop it myself adding butter and salt and often putting home made maple syrup in with the butter.   Sometimes I use grated cheese with the butter.  I do not eat anything hard and find the yellow kernal not as puffy and soft.  I also drink a lot of milk with the popcorn and keep hydrated.

 

Reply by zanzi1, on Tue Dec 17, 2019 2:30 pm

I eat it, generally with no problems.

Reply by zanzi1, on Tue Dec 17, 2019 2:33 pm

I eat it, generally with no problems. I have an ileostomy and total colectomy.

Reply by CuriousSoulAstray, on Tue Dec 17, 2019 4:21 pm

Popcorn is magical and brings good vibrations. Love movies and going to the theatre often. Popcorn with hot butter and a Coke. Wouldn't make it a habit, but it sure is a wonderful treat. Popcorn and Christmas, the way to go. 

Reply by Newbie Dana, on Tue Dec 17, 2019 4:53 pm

I am so glad so many people can eat it with no problem! I am one of those unfortunates who can not. When I do, I end up in severe pain and it takes hours to finally pass. I don't know why that is such a pain (pun intended), when I can eat almost EVERYTHING else that crop up as "no-no" foods! But there you have it - everybody is different. The advice is good: 1) ask your doctor, and then ask him why or why not, 2) try only small amounts at first, 3) chew, chew, chew, and 4) chew, chew, chew. (Notice how I got that in there twice, it's that important.)

Reply by renomar, on Tue Dec 17, 2019 4:59 pm

I love Popcorn.  I have an ilesotomy and it popcorn, corn on the cobb too, all the time with no problem.

I eat in moderation though challenging.  But no problems to date.

Reply by MarVee, on Tue Dec 17, 2019 8:00 pm

Don't be afraid to eat anything but go slowly.  Introduce small amounts and most importantly DRINK A LOT OF WATER.  Happy Holidays and stay well.

Reply by vollovr, on Tue Dec 17, 2019 10:10 pm

Has anyone heard of Chester's Puff Corn Butter Flavor? Taste just like movie theater popcorn without the husk,hulls,and hard unpopped kernels.I like it better than popcorn.It melts in your mouth so no worries ever about obstruction or tummy ache.It's in the potato chip aisle.

Reply by Sdp85, on Wed Dec 18, 2019 12:59 am

I am a huge fan of popcorn as well but since my ileostomy it has been difficult. I have found hull-less popcorn that is much easier to digest. There are still a few hulls  but not nearly as many. I've also found caramel corn digests easier, I'm guessing because it gets popped and cooked, softening what hulls are left. Hope this helps. 

Reply by kmedup, on Sun Dec 22, 2019 10:35 pm
Puppyluv56 wrote:

I am a popcorn Freak! I will go to any movie just for popcorn and I get the refillable bucket! Eat it all! Go almost every Sunday. That has not changed since surgery. I do nothing special. No picking out hulls or anything. I make popcorn almost every night at home as well! Mostly Kettle corn! OMG good! Lol I have no issues with blockage or anything else with it! If you have a Colostomy, you should be fine! With a Ileostomy, May have to be a little more careful but like everything else, try small amounts at a time and chewy it very well!
good luck, I cannot image not eating popcorn!
Puppyluv  


Hi. When I was at the show earlier today, I did a "puppyluv56" popcorn ritual. I love popcorn too and it does not affect me whatsoever. I thought I you. Puppyluv56, when I purchased my refillable container; it made me laugh out loud. It is amazing what impressions one savors when readying all these posts. You made an otherwise unbearable movie a hoot:) Karen

Reply by Puppyluv56, on Mon Dec 23, 2019 11:07 am
kmedup wrote:
Puppyluv56 wrote:

I am a popcorn Freak! I will go to any movie just for popcorn and I get the refillable bucket! Eat it all! Go almost every Sunday. That has not changed since surgery. I do nothing special. No picking out hulls or anything. I make popcorn almost every night at home as well! Mostly Kettle corn! OMG good! Lol I have no issues with blockage or anything else with it! If you have a Colostomy, you should be fine! With a Ileostomy, May have to be a little more careful but like everything else, try small amounts at a time and chewy it very well!
good luck, I cannot image not eating popcorn!
Puppyluv  


Hi. When I was at the show earlier today, I did a "puppyluv56" popcorn ritual. I love popcorn too and it does not affect me whatsoever. I thought I you. Puppyluv56, when I purchased my refillable

container; it made me laugh out loud. It is amazing what impressions one savors when readying all these posts. You made an otherwise unbearable movie a hoot:) Karen

Karen,

So glad you are able to do as I do with Popcorn! I will also think of you from now on! A Salute to Popcorn! It is the greatest! Even a bad movie is great with it! (Maybe a nap too, those reclining and heated chairs are awesome!)

Candy

Reply by newyorktorque, on Mon Dec 23, 2019 8:51 pm

Despite not having any problems with popcorn post ileo, I decided not to push my luck.  I got a bag of Chesters Puffcorn.  They're good!

 

Reply by Marinalouise, on Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:28 pm

Hi  I don't have a problem with popcorn but make sure I don't eat on an empty stomach.  The same goes for apples and sweetcorn.  I've had blockages with figs  and seeds before. 

Reply by Marinalouise, on Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:28 pm

Hi  I don't have a problem with popcorn but make sure I don't eat on an empty stomach.  The same goes for apples and sweetcorn.  I've had blockages with figs  and seeds before. 

Reply by Mark1070, on Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:39 pm
Marinalouise wrote:

Hi  I don't have a problem with popcorn but make sure I don't eat on an empty stomach.  The same goes for apples and sweetcorn.  I've had blockages with figs  and seeds before. 


Do you mean you don't eat popcorn on an empty stomach?   ;)

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