Your patient had an ileostomy placed 2 weeks ago. Which bowel pattern would be expected for this patient?

 

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- Continous output

- Similar to pre-procedure bowl patterns

- Hourly output

- Output once per day

Rationale

An ileostomy is placed in the ileum, therefore continous output should be expected. It will first be liquid and bile-colored, but will eventually become paste-like and decrease in total quantity.

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