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After an ostomy your healthcare provider will teach you how to start adding foods to your diet. In time, you may be able to eat many of the foods you enjoyed before the ostomy.
The foods you eat pass more quickly through your body and out into the ostomy pouch. This means that some foods may cause smells, gas, or diarrhea. You may want to avoid these foods, along with foods such as nuts or popcorn that might block the intestine. Always talk with your dietitian or doctor before you make changes in your diet.
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse call line if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to know your test results and keep a list of the medicines you take.
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Adaptation Date: 7/2/2019
Adapted By: Alberta Health Services
Adaptation Reviewed By: Alberta Health Services
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