Hi Gang, particulary my fellow ileostomates. I haven't yet been able to get an answer from the medical community, so I though I'd go to the source. I am trying to gauge what is "normal" in my new world as an ileostomate. I feel like my transit time, that is the time it takes for what I eat to exit my body, is longer than it should be. So what is normal? I have read many posts from those with ileostomies who say they can see what they eat come out in their stool, as it doesn't change much in the digestion process. I am staying away from all the "dangerous" foods that might cause a blockage, so most of what I am eating is very easily digestible. The only thing I can identify is the canned peaches I have for breakfast. Based on this I have concluded that my transit time is at least 24 hours from when they went into my body. What do others experience? Does this seem like a longer than normal time? I do feel uncomfortable for periods of time during the day. I have had to increase my intake of fruit juice (on the ostomy nurse's recommendation) and that has helped.
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