This information will help you keep track of how much liquid you drink, how much output you have from your ostomy, and the color of your urine.
Throughout the day, keep track of how much liquid you drink and how much output comes out of your ostomy.
- Check the label of bottled drinks to find the number of milliliters (mL).
- Use the measuring pitcher or other measuring cup your nurse gave you when you left the hospital to measure the amount of your ostomy output.
For both intake and output, make sure you use milliliters (mL), not ounces (oz). Record these values in the table below.
Also keep track of the color of your urine. This helps us know if you’re drinking enough liquids. For example, your urine might be straw-colored or tea-colored. Write down your urine color in the “Ostomy output” section of the your log.
At the end of the day, add up how much liquid you drank and how much ostomy output you had. Call your doctor if:
- Your total ostomy output is more than your total liquid intake for the day
- Your ostomy output is more than 1000 mL
If you have any questions or concerns, talk with a member of your healthcare team. You can reach them Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at ____________________.
Liquid Intake and Ostomy Output Log
Bring this log to all your appointments.
|Liquid Intake||Ostomy output|
|Time||Ostomy Output (mL)||Urine color|
|Total for the Day:||Total for the Day:|