Eating Popcorn with an Ileo & Dealing with Overnight Gas - Need Advice!

Nov 26, 2011 3:20 pm

Thanks Weewee - Terry

Nov 28, 2011 8:30 am

You are very welcome.

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Nov 28, 2011 11:26 pm

Xtreme butter popcorn! Yum, yum!

Dec 29, 2011 12:33 am

As someone who landed in the ER last month after eating popcorn 2 nights in a row, I'm going to pass on it in the future. Not worth the pain.

Monsieur Le President
Jan 03, 2013 8:43 pm

Only thing that ever blocked me was fresh coconut, which I had followed with 6 pints (beer).
Was I full? (Belly was, bag was empty). Very uncomfortable, went to doctor, he prescribed an enema, which I had to insert into the stoma.
I managed to evacuate mostly into the toilet bowl, but it nearly detached it from its mooring.
Never tried coconut again!!

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Apr 24, 2013 9:08 am

I am the queen of the popcorn bowl, LOL. If I eat too much, I might get a bellyache or things get a little 'slow' in the tummy for a while. But once it passes, I find myself making more, ha! Some can have it, some cannot. As for me, I gotta have that extra buttery, salty popcorn bowl at my side at least 4 nights out of the week. I've been pecking away at that comfort food treat forever, still munching and crunching. I've been an ileostomate for many years, never gonna give that stuff up, no way, LOL.

Mar 17, 2022 11:45 pm
Reply to jghandymann

Yes, I agree....try not to eat too late and if you do, don't eat anything that's hard to digest. I find fish is the easiest thing to digest although the output tends to have more of an odor than things like chicken. The other thing I suggest for those worrying about the bag blowing off while sleeping....use a high volume bag that will accommodate more output.

Jun 10, 2024 5:42 am

I've loved popcorn all my life and was heartbroken when I was told I may not ever be able to eat it again. Fortunately, I am one of the lucky ones as at 1 year after surgery, I tried a little and didn't have any issues. I've since increased the amount I can eat (yep, an entire bag at the movies) and my issue is that it sends my insides into overdrive! My output becomes almost watery and the amount increases enormously, but it's worth the inconvenience for me.