I Have A Colostomy/ Ileostomy/ Urostomy – Is There A Special Diet I Should Follow?

Many new ostomates worry about the effect their stoma will have on their ability to eat normally. But broadly speaking, once your body has recovered from the operation, you will be able to eat what you did before. There are no hard and fast rules about diet and it can often be a case of trying something to see if it suits you, as what affects one person may be fine for others – just the same as pre-stoma. Some foods such as some vegetables, fizzy drinks, spicy foods and alcohol may affect more people but many ostomates eat those with no problems at all.

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Video 1 - I have a Colostomy - Is there a special diet I should follow?

With a colostomy there aren't really any restrictions to your diet. You may find in the early days following surgery that your output is looser and that certain things may irritate the bowels slightly, but as things settle down then there aren't any restrictions.

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Video 1 - I have a Colostomy - Is there a special diet I should follow?

With a colostomy there aren't really any restrictions to your diet. You may find in the early days following surgery that your output is looser and that certain things may irritate the bowels slightly, but as things settle down then there aren't any restrictions.

Video transcript

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Video 1 - I have a Colostomy - Is there a special diet I should follow?

With a colostomy there aren't really any restrictions to your diet. You may find in the early days following surgery that your output is looser and that certain things may irritate the bowels slightly, but as things settle down then there aren't any restrictions.

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