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New ileostomy

Posted by tmn86, on Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:22 pm

I’ve only had this for 1 month, how can I make

it easier to empty , sometimes it’s so thick!

 

 

Reply by Ewesful, on Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:21 pm

Use the lubricant in your bag and it goes nicely. I also just open the end and squeez the bag like emptying a ziplock.  Are you drinking enough water?

Reply by Little Lulu, on Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:00 pm
Ewesful wrote:

Use the lubricant in your bag and it goes nicely. I also just open the end and squeez the bag like emptying a ziplock.  Are you drinking enough water?


As ewesful said, you MUST drink lots of water!! What you eat affects your output, for sure, but your body is still adjusting. Everybody is different, but you need to give your body time to adjust. If you continue to have problems, consult your doctor, a wound care specialist, or consult one of the people at Convatec or one of the other supply companies. They are very knowledgeable, and free.  The people on this site are a great resource, as we have all been there. Please let us know about your progress. 

 

Lucy

Reply by Nobagjerz, on Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:00 pm

I try to eat smaller meals.also flush out the pouch with worm water frequently. I try to eat like a horse plenty of granola and water. I like wearing the Holster two peace. You will learn every thing that goes into your stomach will come out of your stoma when you’re not expecting.good luck 

Reply by tmn86, on Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:11 pm

Thank you so much, I guess I have a lot to learn  This helps!

Nobagjerz wrote:

I try to eat smaller meals.also flush out the pouch with worm water frequently. I try to eat like a horse plenty of granola and water. I like wearing the Holster two peace. You will learn every thing that goes into your stomach will come out of your stoma when you’re not expecting.good luck 



Reply by Mrs.A, on Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:59 pm

Hi Tmn,

Before you had your ostomy was there any food you ate that made your bowels loose? If I eat to much cauliflower, broccoli, brissel sprouts, cabbage and other vegetables from the cruciferous type I have to empty more often. It;s good to know what works for you because you can use it in helpful ways too.

Reply by looking forward, on Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:16 am

stop taking the thickener

Reply by gary S., on Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:02 pm

Try adding more fiber to your diet.  Do it slowly to see if your gut can handle it. Fiber tends to move the waste along your intestine and for me thins the output.  My other suggestion is to have a smoothie at lunch rather than a full meal.  Since the fruits and vegetalbes in a smoothie are easy to digest, it will flow out of you rather easily. 

JMC
Reply by JMC, on Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:50 pm

Coffee!  Guaranteed to loosen things up quite quickly at times.  I have an ileostomy and I actually prefer output to be a bit liquid anyway, makes it way easier when emptying (particularly if you happen to be away from home and need to use a public toilet).  Red wine works a treat too Wink  

Always good to have a bottle of water with you so you can washout the bag while emptying.

I must add I have had an ileo for over 10 years though, seeing as you have only had yours for a month just take it slow and see what works for you. 

I received the following not long after surgery (seriously, who would pick prune juice over the mood-enhancing delight that is a cuppa coffee?!) but I disagree about caffeine causing an odour, the end result just smells like a latte to me! Smile 

 

   

Reply by Puppyluv56, on Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:32 am

If you have a colostomy and have thick output, you may be a great candidate for irrigation! MY want to check that out! 

Puppyluv

JMC
Reply by JMC, on Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:09 pm
Puppyluv56 wrote:

If you have a colostomy and have thick output, you may be a great candidate for irrigation! MY want to check that out! 

Puppyluv


As the title of this post is "New Ileostomy" am thinking that irrigation is out of the question pup. Smile

Reply by Puppyluv56, on Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:11 am

oops sorry, 

 

JMC wrote:
Puppyluv56 wrote:

If you have a colostomy and have thick output, you may be a great candidate for irrigation! MY want to check that out! 

Puppyluv


As the title of this post is "New Ileostomy" am thinking that irrigation is out of the question pup. Smile



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