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Taking metronidazole and cipro for diverticulitis. On liquid diet. Mucus in stool. How much water should I take?

im having a few problems with metronidazole & cipro for my diveriticulitis,5 days in 500mg 4xday of met. and 2 day of cipro.did the 3 days of liquid diet now 2nd day of trying to eat..not sure what to eat,afraid to eat dont want to bleed , also,my stool is really mucusey.and a sneeze is a drinking a lot of water about 36ounces is that enough? meds always feel stuck in my throat heartburn ? should i eat?cant get appt. with my doctor till next week.

Asked On : Fri, 26 Apr 2013
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Thank you for the query.

Diverticulitis is an inflammation of diverticles in the large intestine. Diverticles are some kind of pouches in the intestinal wall. The main reason of this disease is chronic constipation. Due to constipation, the pressure in the large intestine rises what makes its wall weaker and allows diverticles to appear. If a peace of stool stuck in such diverticle, it gets inflamed. Apart from pain and stool problems, such inflammation can cause intestine perforation.

That is why you should do everything and keep such diet to prevent constipation. The main rule is to eat plenty of fiber rich products and drink more liquids. 36 onces wont be enough. You should drink twice as this. Please note that too much of mineral rich water can cause constipation.
So if your pain is gone, you should start with mentioned diet. Please increase also physical activity.
In case of another diverticulitis, you should consider surgery to avoid perforation.

Hope this will help.
Answered: Sun, 23 Jun 2013
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