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Why does diverticulitis bleed.just not clearing up. Some days clear others blood and mucus.

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    Are you on antibiotics?  Also are you eating soft foods?  Limiting fiber? You colon is probably possibly very irritated. If all of your answers are yes maybe you should check with your doctor.  
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      Hi Madeline. I stopped the antibiotics 2 weeks ago. I'm eating normal stuff. Not really soft stuff. Hardley any meat. Brown bread. Porridge. Home made soup. But I do like my curries I make ? Just run down.x

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    gloria I wish I could help but as bad as my diverticulitis was and even after 2 surgurys I have never bled only mucus I hope you find some answers
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    I've experienced the same symtoms.

    Don't try to self diagnose,

    only your doctor can tell what's going on. Check out WebMD or other medical sites for more info.

    Good luck to you.

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    Either you ate something you're not supposed to and/ or have inflammation/infection. I know brown bread is a bigtime no no, white bread only. As someone previously pointed out, you need to go to the doctor. I suffered for 2 years, not able to eat anything not on the list of soft foods. No fresh fruit and vegetables, stay away from red meat and gassy vegetables.

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    I've never bled, but sometimes I do have some light red on the toilet paper.  It's from the hemorrhoids.   I do have a lot of mucous, but that is from the infection from diverticulosis and don't always have mucous in my stools.  If you are still having a lot of blood, I'd talk to your doctor.   Will help ease your mind and you don't want stress.  

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    Hi Gloria, you need to check that with your doctor, I have bled in the past but it was because of piles so make sure you get that checked out!
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