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Cobnuts

Posted: Sun Aug 26, 2018 11:57 am

Hi There

This is going to sound like a bit of a crazy questions and I’m not sure if anyone will know the answer. I have enjoyed eating Kentish cobnuts since I was very young but now I am scared that they will cause a blockage. A cobnut is a type of hazel but but it is fresh and hasn’t been dried. When it is chewed it almost becomes like a paste? I have searched the Internet and I cannot find any answers as to whether they are likely to cause a blockage or not.

Thank you

Omer

Posted: Sun Aug 26, 2018 2:51 pm

Hi Omer, I have eaten a lot of nuts but found that I have to chew them very good. I have a colostomy so not as bad as some others. Only prob I have had is if there is a big piece, it will poke a hole in either around the ring at the Stoma or at the tail when I empty it or it gets under the Velcro. 

puppyluv

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Posted: Sun Aug 26, 2018 3:55 pm

My reply is "evereything in moderation" as the ancient Greeks used to say.

X_

Posted: Sun Aug 26, 2018 4:10 pm
Its funny. I’m illiostomy but, i never eat any nuts now
Posted: Sun Aug 26, 2018 11:20 pm

I have an ileostomy and eat nuts fine...but....CHEW them really really good..seriously I had a blockage from not chewing raw carrots and it was very nasty...

Posted: Sun Aug 26, 2018 11:22 pm

Feck that

if I avoid nuts nuts and raw carrots I’m quite pappy with that 

lol

Posted: Sun Aug 26, 2018 11:27 pm

HAHAHAHAHAHA Victor....too funny!

Posted: Sun Aug 26, 2018 11:41 pm

Feck that

if I avoid nuts nuts and raw carrots I’m quite pappy with that 

lol

Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2018 2:26 am

I eat all sortd of nuts ( and carrots) regularly with no problems. It is, as others have said, very wise to chew thoroughly.

Best wishes

Bill

Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:33 am

I've had Ileostomy since 1990, in the nature of low residue, 2 ways to look at a new food since surgery, first is of course water and more water while introducing the new foods one at a time, and to see how low residue, you can chew something, don't swallow, take out of your mouth and put on screen strainer, letting water drip on it after about 5 minutes you can see what is left, residue . I tried this with certain things like olives and stuff I know are not low residue, these items I enjoy I eat, but little amounts, certain lettuce never break down, spinach is high residue,. I go far as having a few beers and eat things look corn on the cob, so after 28 years, I've been to hospital 3 times for blockage, one time ate fruit basket fresh apples and an orange and a banana, shame on me. Second was peanuts on a long drive, no drink, shame on me, once I don't remember what I ate,, but they can many times unblock with laxative or pump stomach. So my recap is all 3 blicks were not wise and watered eating by me. The things I know may block, eat a little, drink, eat something else, eat some more , repeat, those nuts sound like a little at a time may work out. I always have a bottle of fuzzy sodium citrate laxative, or real grape juice cold, and really cold water move things on, if you think you are blocked, jumping jacks, a walk or run, fluid up

Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:40 pm

Well I had to do a search as I wasn't sure what a cobnut was. It seems to me like others have already said, chewing well is the best idea. If your not sure, how about just eating a few the first time and wait for a day or so to see how you feel. You can eat a few more with each sitting but chew well.

Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:57 pm
Hi Omer, As Bill, Patrick and Mrs A suggested, try the new food, a little at a time, chew well, and drink a lot of water. Eating and digesting "Nuts" of any kind, as well as fibrous veggies, is quite individual. Things I use to be able to eat....I can no longer tolerate.. I can eat cashews with no problem, but other nuts are harder....and a good clue, is if they come out, the way they went in, you need to chew more. Sometimes, fibrous foods " bunch up, letting the liquid through, but can take days to come out. Trial and error is the best solution. Best of luck, Marsha
Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:03 pm

Hey eat a little and give it try. Drink lots of water. I have to watch out for nuts of any kind. I have a permanent ostomy and i have to watch how much I eat. They are more of a fiber for  me than, well you get the picture. So no much help but just some thoughts.

miss -t

Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:05 pm
A story a WOCN told me at one of my first checkups about food was this: A patient had asked her if he could eat raw carrots because he really liked them. She said that was fine, just chew, chew, chew and start out slow. Well, time went on and he was admitted to the hospital for a blockage. Turns out he had eaten a whole bag of baby carrots with the rationale that he chewed them really, really well! LOL

So there you go ... try it out a little at a time and as has been said before -- moderation! I have an ileostomy -- Sheldon will be 3 years old in November -- and there is not anything that I have on a "do not eat list". But I have slowly tried some of the more "cautious" foods.
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