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Hello Ostomates. I was recently hospitalized with an acute bowel obstruction and  wanted to avoid surgery if possible. After several days on an NG tube. I was put on a liquid diet for a few days but was not passing anything. The doctor ordered a regular diet and daily irrigation.  I was discharged continuing the process at home. After almost 2 weeks of irrigating, finally passed some stool. However the next day produced nothing. Does anyone have any experience with colostomy irrigation?


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You're kinda at the wrong website.   Go the the UOAA forum.  Several people there irrigate.   There is a whole section on irrigation.

Sounds like you have a very slow digestion system.     If you have well irrigated, you may not see much for a day or 2 or more possibly. 


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https://www.uoaa.org/forum/viewforum.php?f=12

Try that.


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Hi Fred,

 

I irrigate, although I don’t do it regularly. It isn’t unusual to go 24 - 48 hours without passing any stool after irrigating, so that might be what you’re experiencing. Let me know if you have specific questions; I’ll try to answer them as best I can. 

Laurie

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Hi Laurie,

Since you don't do it everyday how do you determine when to irrigate? During that interim 24-48 hours do you irrigate again or just wait? Thank you.


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@dogtalkerer, Thanks for the link.


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