heiders33 wrote:I think I've started having some diarrhea -- waves of pain in the intestine in the mornings usually followed by some liquid output. I assume that it's diarrhea? So hard to tell with the ileostomy. I'm going to mention it to my onc tomorrow. It's been pretty regular in the mornings in the last week before I eat, and has happened a couple other times as well.
A high volume of liquid output is considered diarrhea with an ileostomy. Measure your output, anything over 1000 ml/day is diarrhea and you need to be careful of dehydration. Up your fluid intake.
Yes, you need to be able to recognize diarrhea while on ileostomy, and you need to know how to deal with dehydration in order to avoid serious kidney problems.