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zenmonk
zenmonk Member Posts: 198
edited March 2014 in Colorectal Cancer #1
Will a swallowed cherry pit block up a colostomy?

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  • neon356
    neon356 Member Posts: 137 Member
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    cherry pit
    In a word--no
  • coloCan
    coloCan Member Posts: 1,944 Member
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    neon356 said:

    cherry pit
    In a word--no

    Hopefully,
    duplicate
  • coloCan
    coloCan Member Posts: 1,944 Member
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    neon356 said:

    cherry pit
    In a word--no

    another clone
    sorta like heartburn here----keeps repeating(sticky fingers)
  • coloCan
    coloCan Member Posts: 1,944 Member
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    neon356 said:

    cherry pit
    In a word--no

    Hopefully, a tree won't grow out of your stoma.....
    I got nervous when I accidentally swallowed some pumpkin seeds with shells but no blockage occurred....it added some texture tho.....steve
  • thepiz
    thepiz Member Posts: 1
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    swallowed a cherry pit and have acolostomy
    is this a problem could it block it up
  • John23
    John23 Member Posts: 2,122 Member
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    Ostomy blockages -


    The problem isn't with ostomies, the problem is the adhesions
    that form after the invasive surgery. An adhesion can narrow
    an intestinal passageway, and make some un-chewed foods
    jamb up in that location.

    It's common enough, that when you get an ileostomy (or a colostomy),
    they tell you to make sure you chew each bite of food well (like
    mom always said to do).

    I had a helluva blockage after eating two "corn on the cob", one after
    the other, and not chewing it well. I felt like I swallowed the stupid
    ears of corn whole. It took almost three days to finally clear, and
    I was about to go to the ER....

    So yes, a pit can do it; anything that doesn't digest (like corn),
    can do it, if it's not ground up small enough by chewing.

    On the up-side, it's not something that happens daily; after the first
    time, we seem to learn how to chew again.

    Happy pit-passing!

    (hey... have a pity party!)


    John