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HOw before I can take my coloxyl with sienna after a

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HOw long before I can take my coloxyl with sienna after a diverticular attack I think was bought on from gastro. I have no eaten for two days now and still have a tender stomach planning on starting tomorrow slowly on soft diet. Also took pain killers which always constipate me.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for your question.

You should always start stool softeners cautiously and slowly after an episode of diverticulitis.

Diverticulitis usually settles in about a week to two weeks and it is after that time that you can start with your medications for constipation.

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