Eating Peppers with a 7-Month-Old Ileostomy: Tips and Advice

Apr 30, 2024 11:49 am

My ileostomy is 7 months old now. Are peppers something I can try eating now? If I can, do I need to chop them up really small?

Apr 30, 2024 12:31 pm

Only with your teeth... chew, chew, chew...

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Apr 30, 2024 12:43 pm

Hello, hello.

Everyone is different, and there are no hard and fast rules for everyone. Eat what you want to eat, just introduce things a bit at a time. No need to punish yourself; you might just find you have nothing to be concerned about, like a lot of us.

Apr 30, 2024 12:57 pm

Hi, I eat them all the time. Try small amounts, we are all different. Elwick Doreen

Morning glory
Apr 30, 2024 2:43 pm

Try eating in small amounts and really chew well. Peppers caused a blockage in me years ago, so I'm leery of them for myself. Others can eat them just fine.

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Mysterious Mose
Apr 30, 2024 6:04 pm

Are we talking "eating" peppers or "flavoring" peppers? Personally, I don't eat a lot of the former, especially not uncooked. I do consume a fair amount of the latter. It hasn't caused me any issues. Whichever it is, moderation is the key that can tell you what your digestive system can tolerate.


Apr 30, 2024 7:29 pm
Reply to Mysterious Mose

Like in peppers in fajitas lol... sliced, cooked peppers.

Mysterious Mose
Apr 30, 2024 8:09 pm
Reply to helelou2206

Cut them fine and consume in moderation. Personally, I eat a bit of potato salad, and that almost always has bell peppers and celery in it. No problems for my ileostomy. But the Ostomate's caveat must be applied: we are all different. The only way to truly know a lot of stuff is through experimentation. But, I can't see well-chewed fajitas being an issue. Haven't been for me.


May 01, 2024 2:04 pm
Reply to Mysterious Mose

Thank you so much 🙂

May 01, 2024 2:06 pm
Reply to Axl

Thank you, makes me feel a bit more positive 🙂

May 02, 2024 3:51 pm
May 02, 2024 3:52 pm
Reply to helelou2206

If you put the peppers in the oven and let them cook for some time, even to the point of looking as if they're burnt a little, then pop them into a plastic bag. This makes them sweat, and the skin just comes off really easy. Now you can eat as many as you like. If you cut them into slices and put them in a container and fill it with olive oil, they will keep for weeks. Regards, Iggie