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If your stool becomes too thick and movement through the catheter slows down or has problems, you may need to drink more water, juice, or other beverages that don�t have caffeine. Go for 10-12 glasses (8 ounces each) per day. Never take laxative preparations. They can cause diarrhea and lead to dehydration.

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National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), National Institutes of Health (NIH). 

Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America.

 

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on September 26, 2018

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National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), National Institutes of Health (NIH). 

Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America.

 

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on September 26, 2018

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