Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario

Foods that May Cause Blockage Post-operatively

 Foods that may cause blockage and commonly avoided inthe first 6–8 weeks post-operatively:

  • Coarse wheat bran
  • Sausage casings
  • Nuts
  • Chinese vegetables
  • Dried fruit
  • Popcorn
  • Fruit pits/seeds
  • Orange membrane
  • Celery
  • Bean sprouts
  • Raw mushrooms
  • Whole kernel corn
  • Raw pineapple
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