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Hello I have IBS, Diverticulosis and internal haemerroids, the last two found in April after a colonoscopy, following blood in stools after a period of constipation. The surgeon who did the scope said the bleeding was from either the DD or the Haemerroids. Maybe I should have had them banded. I am having a stressful time at the moment and am having an upper endoscopy next week. They think I could have either stomach or oesophagus dysmobility. Naturally I am worried and as an anxiety sufferer it is not helping. My question is about which foods to try and avoid. I know it varies from person to person but I scared of getting constipation again. At the moment I take fybogel/mebeverine in the morning before breakfast. I have a few days with good soft bowel movements and no bleeding followed by a few days of still easy to pass stools but which are lumpy (sorry to be graffic) and sometimes have some blood in them. I cannot seem to work out what I am doing wrong. I know I need to keep to a high fibre diet but are there any what would be considered good fibre foods which might causes problems. Also how would you know would it be the same day or a couple of days later. Some of the things I would like advice on is wholemeal bread how much should you eat in an y one day. What about things like berries and beans like kidney etc. I know that I am fine with porridge skimmed milk and veg like carrots, squash etc. I try to drink plenty of water not too cold and some tea, apple juice once a day. What about treats, not looking forward to Christmas as going to family for Christmas Dinner. Before I was diagnosed with the IBS there was very little I could not eat with only odd flares up mainy due to constipation. I have been suffering from bad bloating and back pain for the last 2 months or so hence the scope next week. My gp had put me on ranitidine for some mild indigestion like symptoms, not heartburn. I have finished the course and the bloating is much better I think the drugs caused it. I know from the past that I can't take ppi's as they cause bloating and stomach cramps. I believe some IBS patients have found this also. I wish gps would not hand them out so easily especially if they know you have bowel issues. If anyone out there can tell me what they find works for them so maybe I can see if there is any pattern. Thanks for reading this. ps I should add I get some odd pains low down left hand side and bloating but I had these with the IBS as well. I did go to A and E a few weeks ago as I had a awful knotting cramp on the left hand side higher up not down below which did not seem to want to go. I felt ok and the blood tests showed no inflammation etc. I was examined given painkillers and buscopan which seems to start working after a while I was allowed home and told to come back if it got worse. I was sore for a couple of days but it then went away. The A and E doctor seems to think it was IBS rather than DD.
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