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The forum discussion is about whether it is safe to eat white boiled rice and pizza with an ileostomy, with various individuals sharing their experiences and advice.

Hi all I have a relatively new ileostomy and am slowly reintroducing food back into my diet. Am I ok to eat white boiled rice? How about pizza? Thanks all.

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Keeping in mind we are all different - I too have an ileostomy (almost 3 years) and have eaten all types of food, nuts, etc. with no issues - the only advice I can give would be to eat slowly and CHEW-CHEW-CHEW.

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Rice and pizza?  Two of the staples of my diet.  No problem. See 'Ostomy Memories of Rice' under Collections, Memories by HenryM.  


Just watch your pizza toppings like mushrooms. But pizza itself falls under soft foods so it was one I was able to introduce fairly quickly. I think others have answered about white rice being ileostomy friendly


Hi Doreen, both are good, just don't eat a ton of rice in one sitting. Foods like rice and quinoa can form a paste and block up your stoma.


I eat both rice and pizza with no problems, that is brown rice and whole wheat crust pizza. Yeah, it's the toppings you might want to consider as some have problems with things like mushrooms. I eat anything and as long as I keep hydrated and chew like crazy, I'm fine. Everyone is different and the only way to find out is to experiment yourself, starting with small amounts. Good luck.



I to eat everything .. rice and vegetables slow down the digestive process considerably and firm up the output for me.


I eat a lot of boiled rice and have no problems whatsoever

Reply to Justbreathe

Yes. We all tolerate things differently. Yes, chew, chew, chew.

Regarding rice and this advice is from www.nutritionfacts.org. They are finding unusually high levels of arsenic in rice. So less is better. I'm a Registered Dietitian and try to keep up on these facts. You will find the above website to be very informative.

Reply to crappycolondiaries

I think you have mentioned mushrooms in previous posts - why not mushrooms? ;I am not a fan but I have eaten them with no issues...just curious...thanks jb


I think you'll find mushrooms are on the usual default caution list when leaving hospital along with corn, rhubarb, celery etc. Somewhere along the line some have had some sort of difficulty with some of these, luckily donuts aren't on that list ....


My husband eats both. Cheeze on pizza sometimes does cause him some gas in bag, but otherwise no problems.


Pizza has worked out fine for me, but rice tends to come out looking just like it went in. (Strangely enough so do marshmallows, which are supposed to be good for ostomies.)


Reply to Axl

I think a lot of people get blockages from mushrooms.



I have had all the foods you've mentioned,without a problem. I'm a ileostomy patient myself, only a small intestine. Of course,some foods travel through mighty quickly. I'm a whopping 230 lbs. Lol. Take care stay strong. Big Flexin Big Energy.

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