07-16-2013, 08:11 AM   #1
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Liquid Diet and Stools?

The other day, I felt like I was getting ready to have a bowel obstruction. Its was really scary....I was having very very painful cramps every 5 minutes followed by very very loud, long noises from my intestines that I could feel vibrate my abdomen. So, to avoid hospitalization, I started a clear liquid diet. It's been about 35 hours of only clear liquids and I'm feeling good! Cramps have gone down to barely anything and I'm still passing gas and passing stool (good news)

I plan to do only liquids for another 2 days or so and then go onto soft foods only like pureed squash, avocado, yogurt.

But here is my question: Does there come a point when on a clear liquid diet that you start pooping clear liquid? Right now I still have some solid or semi-solid coming out, but should it turn totally clear after a few days? Anyone have experience with this?

Diagnosed with Crohn's in 2007, symptoms since 2000.
Hospitalized with bowel obstruction 8/2012
Ileocecectomy with 9" small bowel removed 10/2014

Current meds: Stelara, Entocort, Questran
Past meds: Prednisone, Humira

07-16-2013, 08:17 AM   #2
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I have an ileostomy and that's what happens. I pass off coloured water. Hope you continue to improve.
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07-16-2013, 09:04 AM   #3
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My son did exclusive enteral nutrition for six weeks. During that time, his stools were pretty much just yellowish liquid, exactly what the formula looked like. Before commencing, our dietitien told us that might happen (ie liquid in, liquid out). Once he added food back, his stools went back to normal.

However, I've heard of others on exclusive EN who did not have this experience (had normal stools)??? So, I think it may be different for each person.
Tess, mom to S
Diagnosed May 2011

May-July 2011 - 6 wks Exclusive EN via NG tube - 2000 ml/night, 1 wk IV Flagyl
July 2011-July 2013 - Supplemental EN via NG, 1000 ml/night, 5 nites/wk, Nexium, 40 mg
Feb. 2013-present - Remicade, 5 mg/kg every 6 wks
Supplements: 1-2 Boost shakes, D3 - 2000 IUs, Krill Oil

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