First Diverticulitis event

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Home from hospital four days, only doing the no fiber, soft diet. My concern is , with both antibiotics, shouldn't I have a bm by now?

Mild, burning, pain present.

Just looking for advise from the group.

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    Make sure you drink lots of water and I take a probiotic daily which helps me stay regular.  Also, I was backed up when I was in the hospital and found that moving and walking helped as well.  Good luck!

     

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    Well if your antibiotics was by IV then it by passed the tummy causes any ruins or stomach upsets too much , so you most likely won't until you start the soft diet I'm sure at hospital you was in liquids

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    You should start feeling better in the next few days. Just go on small walks and eat little and often but keep it plain rice plays me up wish you well unfortunately I am in middle of a flaire up terrible pain in my back by my kidneys drs don't think it's to do with my diticulitis so having blood test today .

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    Hi Kimberley

    It's early days yet.  Just remember input=output.  So if you are not eating fibre, there is very little to come out, so to speak!!!  As suggested, plenty of water and gentle exercise.  The pain might take some time to go, as your insides heal.  I also take a daily probiotic, plus pure aloe vera juice which also had healing properties.  Best wishes.

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    While I was taking the antibiotics I had diarrhea (side effect), for me it took a few weeks to have a normal bm and that only happened once I started taking a daily probiotic pill. If you are not going at all I would take a stool softener for a few days, at one point I needed to do that also.It took me about 6 weeks from the day my pain started until my bowels were normal and I felt like myself again.
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