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Hello everyone I'm from the United States hoping someone can give me some advice. I was hospitalized with Diverticulitis about 2 weeks ago. I spent about 6 days in the hospital where they found I had an abscess that needed to be drained. I was sent home 4/23 and the doctors literally told me I could eat whatever I wanted as long as I kept my fiber intake high. I believed this though a friend of a freind who is also a doctor said I should be careful. I ate very spicy foods and salty meats two days after I got home, though I was also eating vegetables and and keeping my fiber intake high. A little over a week ago I started having some mild constipation that got worse. I realized it was an awful idea to eat the things I did and went on a liquid diet for 4 days. I started going to bathroom at a regular pace 3-4 times a day but my stools were still hard Then I went to a soft diet with no fiber intake for about 4 days. However once I went to the soft diet which consisted of vegetables (broccoli,carrots, greenbeans) meat (Chicken breast, and broiled fish). The constipation came back and its awful! My stools are extremely hard, I'm going more than regularly 5-7 times a day. Everytime I go I know there is more that wants to come out (sorry for being so foul but its a foul subject). Can anyone please offer me any advice? Should I go back on the liquid diet until I start having soft stools? I thought 4 days would be enough. Should I go back to the hospital (which I dont want to because the health system here is a mess, and the only issue is the constipation and hard stools I feel ok otherwise). I've been getting out and trying to walk and get exercise but im starting to get nervous please help! and thank you in advance to anyone who takes the time to respond to this!
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