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What changes do you need to make in eating after an ileostomy for ulcerative colitis (UC)?

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After an ileostomy, when you eat, chew your food well. You may need to limit fiber, such as popcorn, foods with seeds, nuts, and raw veggies. Avoid gassy foods such as soda and beans.

SOURCES:

Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America. "What is Ulcerative Colitis?" "Surgery for Crohn's Disease & Ulcerative Colitis."

Carne, P.  , February 2004. Clinics in Colon and Rectal Surgery

Kirat, H.  , December 2010. Clinics in Colon and Rectal Surgery

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: "Ostomy Surgery of the Bowel."

University of California San Francisco Medical Center: "Special Concerns for People With J-Pouches."

University of Pennsylvania Health System: "Patient & Family Guide to Ileal J-Pouch Anal Anastomosis (IPAA) Surgery."

American Cancer Society: "What is an ileostomy?"

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on December 01, 2017

SOURCES:

Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America. "What is Ulcerative Colitis?" "Surgery for Crohn's Disease & Ulcerative Colitis."

Carne, P.  , February 2004. Clinics in Colon and Rectal Surgery

Kirat, H.  , December 2010. Clinics in Colon and Rectal Surgery

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: "Ostomy Surgery of the Bowel."

University of California San Francisco Medical Center: "Special Concerns for People With J-Pouches."

University of Pennsylvania Health System: "Patient & Family Guide to Ileal J-Pouch Anal Anastomosis (IPAA) Surgery."

American Cancer Society: "What is an ileostomy?"

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on December 01, 2017

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