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    What can I eat following Ileostomy reversal?

    My surgeon suggested that I include bread as part of my diet after the reversal.

    Due to the lap band surgery 5 years ago I cannot eat this. Any ideas on a good substitute?
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    Bowel Cancer Australia is the leading community-funded charity dedicated to prevention, early diagnosis, research, quality treatment and care for everyone affected by bowel cancer. We … View Profile

    Thank you very much for your enquiry.

    We will come back to you with a response shortly.

    In the meantime - Due to the detailed nature of your question it may be beneficial for you to have a chat with our Nutrition Adviser to receive some individualised advice.

    Bowel Cancer Australia's Nutrition Adviser can be contacted anytime using the web form available at http://www.bowelcanceraustralia.org/bca/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=306&Itemid=478.

    We look forward to receiving your questions and to offering you some tailored advice.

    Kind Regards,
    The team at Bowel Cancer Australia
    www.bowelcanceraustralia.org


    Please Note: The information provided by Bowel Cancer Australia’s Nurse and Nutritionist Advisory Services is intended for Australian residents as a reference guide only. It is not a substitute for independent professional advice and is not intended to be used to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease or disorder.

    If you believe your symptoms are consistent with those of bowel cancer or a digestive illness, please consult your doctor.

    Bowel Cancer Australia, its directors, officers or medical professionals shall not be liable to any person, company or any other body for any loss, direct or indirect or consequential on whatsoever account for any omission or negligent misstatement.

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    Bowel Cancer Australia is the leading community-funded charity dedicated to prevention, early diagnosis, research, quality treatment and care for everyone affected by bowel cancer. We … View Profile

    Hi there,

    Eating after an ileostomy reversal can be challenging. It is a good idea to write a food diary and avoid any foods that upset your bowel motions.

    If bread is a problem food for you and you are looking for foods to place toppings on, or make a sandwich style meal out of try crackers, plain water crackers are great for loose bowel motions and wholewheat wholegrains if you tend toward constipation.

    For other carbohydrate foods, try rice as a substitute. Plain white rice is great if for loose bowels, and brown rice is good for constipation.

    We hope the helps to answer your questions.

    Please feel free to contact us anytime for individualised advice at:

    Bowel Cancer Australia Nutrition Adviser -
    http://www.bowelcanceraustralia.org/bca/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=306&Itemid=478

    OR

    Bowel Cancer Australia Nurse Adviser -
    http://www.bowelcanceraustralia.org/bca/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=305&Itemid=305

    Kind Regards,
    Teresa
    Bowel Cancer Australia Nutritionist Adviser
    www.bowelcanceraustralia.org


    Please Note: The information provided by Bowel Cancer Australia’s Nurse and Nutritionist Advisory Services is intended for Australian residents as a reference guide only. It is not a substitute for independent professional advice and is not intended to be used to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease or disorder.

    If you believe your symptoms are consistent with those of bowel cancer or a digestive illness, please consult your doctor.

    Bowel Cancer Australia, its directors, officers or medical professionals shall not be liable to any person, company or any other body for any loss, direct or indirect or consequential on whatsoever account for any omission or negligent misstatement.

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