Blood and mucus in recovery .

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Hi everyone. I have posted about my diverticulitis attack on this forum before. I am about 7 weeks out of hospital. Recovery has been slow but feeling much better. Bm's more " normal" . I am getting a bit of blood and mucus sometimes, which I have read is normal after a bad attack. Not a lot of blood I a might add. More mucus. Could someone just reassure me? I am not seeing my specialist again until February. Thanks for any replies. 

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    I've had this flare up since Xmas just finished 1 week of antibiotics. Thing is I'm never constipated. Quite the reverse. Still have mucus blood. Thought not eating for 48 hrs would help but just had a small BM and still bloody and mucus I feel so so depressed . Don't know what or if to eat.have to go to GP today.

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      I was admitted to hospital 24 th nov. came out 2nd dec. had acute  bout .bowel was very swollen. Couldn't pass gas or move my bowel. Taken a while to recover. Made me so ill. Here in Australia they tell you to go home and eat normally, but I couldn't. Mashed veg lots of water. I was fit and well ( I'm 62 excercised , ate well was never constipated, vegetarian. They don't know enough about it. It's early days for you. Hang in there, eat what you can tolerate. This is a great forum for help. 

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      I have found that psyllium products which can be bought at the pharmacy (I do buy the flavoured kind) are a godsend in regulating my bm's. For years I had very loose stools and diarrhea but now I have healthy bm's when I take the product regularly. 

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      Thanks Bonnie. I have just got some aloe Vera caps. Had to put them in Apple juice. But as I have not eaten for 3 days I feel my tummy rumbling and I'm scared to go.

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    Yes, this is likely very normal.  Most likely it is hemorrhoids.  Just take it slow.  Avoid things that make you constipated.
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      I always start with bone broth and jello (gelatin), then move to the BRAT diet (bananas, rice, applesauce, white bread toast), and then move to low residue diet.  Once I am symptom free (this can literally take months), I slowly start adding more fibre.  Benefiber is great to add to smoothies in the morning at this point.

      Throughout the whole thing (from flare up on), I take a very good Acidophilus (one that has billions in it).

      Drink plenty of water.  I find beets as well as turmeric tea are really good to have on a regular basis.

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      yes, your colon is very irritated.  i have had them after a flare up.

      start by drinking bone broth.  drink a lot of it.  then slowly add bananas, white rice, applesauce.  that works for me.

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