9. Constipation

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Patient is able to identify potential complications, preventive measures for, and management of,
constipation (as related to a colostomy).


Suggestions would be to include foods such as:

  • fresh fruit and vegetables
  • bran cereal/muffins
  • fruit juices especially prune
  • extra fluids


If diet modification is not helpful, the family physician or surgeon needs to be consulted for further suggestions.

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