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Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:50 pm

Has anyone here been able to eat nutty stuff normally? If so, have you got any advice on that?

Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:41 pm

Hi Iskaheen,  It probably depends on whether you have an ileostomy or a colostomy... I know ileostomies can be touchy.   I have a colostomy and I pretty much eat anything I want to.  No problems whatsoever.  Hope you have the same kind of thing.  It would be awful to have to give up some of your favorite foods. Wish you the best. Linda

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Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:12 pm

Yes I eat nuts and granola bars. I have a colostomy. I chew them very will but still find little bits in my bag. Start with softer nuts and see what happens. Like walnuts or cashews.

Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:45 pm


i have a Colostomy and have no problems digesting any nuts. Advise to always chew them very well! If you use a drainable pouch, Unchewed chunks will go to your pouch and when you squeeze it to empty, those chunks easily poke pin holes in your pouch and you do not know until you smell it! Try small amounts and see what happens. 


Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:05 am

Hello Iskaheen. I have a colostomy and eat nuts with no problems. I do blanche the harder ones by soaking them in boiling water which helps me to chew them more easily. 

Best wishes


Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:46 am

I have an ileostomy, and nuts for me are ok in SMALL amounts.  Even blanched or soaked nuts, if I eat too many of them cause me some trouble.  To eat something containing nuts isn't really a problem, but just to snack on them, for me is a no-go.  They've never caused a full on blockage, but it is very uncomfortable.  Nuts and jalepeno peppers are the only two things I've found in the last two years that I can't eat.

Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:24 pm

With my colostomy, I can eat anything, and I eat nuts everyday (except peanuts, which are not a nut, but a legume). I have no restrictions.  I don't know how long it's been since your surgery, but until your intenstinal tract is completely reestablised, take it easy. I was 6 months post surgery before I began eating nuts-- longer than advised, but I like to play it safe.  Never had a problem, so when your ready, munch away.

Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:59 pm

Thank you for the response! I have had my colostomy since January 2015 so surely it must be safe enough by now?

Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:08 pm

I can eat as many as I want with an ileostomy without any problems. Just try a small amount at first and see how it goes, it's the only way to find out if there ok for you

Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:36 pm

Ask your Doc's, but since it's been awhile, take it slow at first, as you had to do just after surgery. Your system hasn't digested nuts in 3 years--it's in for a little surprise.

Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:39 am

I have a colostomy and I eat a handful of almonds every day, no problem.

Posted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:57 am

I appreciate all the responses. I do indeed have a colostomy and do plan to eat a very small amount of chocolate which contains nuts to see how that goes.

Posted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:43 am

I'm sure it'll be fine. Heaven forbid that you have to give up chocolate and nuts...They're both good for you and in my humble opinion, chocolate is the best food in the world!  lol


Posted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:59 pm

I have an ileostomy and as already stated, in large quantities it's a big problem. This past June, I over did it with almonds and ended up in the hospital for two days with a blockage; not good.



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