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Had colon resection, gaining weight, taking fresh vegetables, fruits, Cause of scar tissue?

Hi, I had a colon resection with colostomy and then colostomy reversal all within 4 months in early 2012. Now, one year later I have gained alomost 30 pounds and it all seem like in my abdomen. I do need to step up the exercise but my eating habits seem pretty good compared to the way I used to eat...I have increased fresh vegetables and fruits, use on brown rice and whole grains.......Could the cause have something to do with scar tissue?
Asked On : Thu, 11 Apr 2013
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Typically, a person will receive only fluids for 2-3 days after a colostomy, to give the colon time to heal. After that, you will try clear liquids, such as soup broth and juice, followed by easy-to-digest foods, such as toast and oatmeal.

You will be able to go back to your normal diet after this, but you may want to avoid certain foods that cause odors or gas, which can over-inflate the colostomy bag and make it more difficult to manage.

Foods that sometimes need to be limited, in order to make it easier to manage your colostomy, include:
•     Raw vegetables
•     Skins and peels of fruit (fruit flesh is OK)
•     Dairy products
•     Very high fiber food such as wheat bran cereals and breads
•     Beans, peas, and lentils
•     Corn and popcorn
•     Brown and wild rice
•     Nuts and seeds
•     Cakes, pies, cookies, and other sweets
•     High fat and fried food such as fried chicken, sausage, and other fatty meats

Other foods can be helpful after a colostomy, to thicken the stool and minimize odors, including:

•     Yogurt (with live and active cultures)
•     Aloevera-with cranberry juice
•     Bananas
•     Applesauce
•     Well-cooked, sticky white rice

- Practice Yoga around 30-45 mins per day
- Take plenty of water
- Adequate rest

Take care
God bless you

Answered: Sat, 13 Apr 2013
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