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Hi I have diverticulosis never had a flare as such. Had colonoscopy last year told diverticular right down left side and into sigmoid colon. One benign polyp. The reason for the scope was constipation and blood in stools. The surgeon said bleeding was from either diverticular or internal hemmeroids also found at the time. I was diagnosed with ibs around 8 years ago but never had any tests. I wonder now if I still have ibs or whether I have both IBS and diverticular disease. A few months back on the advice of my gp I started the low fod map for ibs and also saw a fodmap trained dietitian. My symptoms of bloating and pain improved a lot so I thought cutting out certain foods had helped. I am now at the stage of reintroducing the foods I had avoided. I have tried onion and not sure if I am reacting. Stress and over eating under stress are big triggers for me. Sorry but I have gone on too much what I really wanted to ask is what foods cause flares so I can compare them with high fodmap ones. The low fod map diets seems to work better for ibs d and I have had to adjust my diet so as to avoid constipation which is my problem. I also take fybogel satchets mostly once a day by at times twice a day and ground flaxseed on porridge. Can I also ask the advice if you are having a flare to go on a low fibre diet and possibly liquid diet for 24 hours. Would that not make constipation worse and could you still take fybogel. I get so worried about not eating enough fibre to avoid constipation and do not always succeed. I am nearly 71. Thanks for reading this.
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