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A 64-year-old female asked:

When should you start taking metamucil after an acute attack of diverticulitis that required hospitalization and antibiotics. ?

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Dr. Steve Martinez
Breast Surgery 29 years experience
Timing: You can start taking metamucil after all the acute inflammation has resolved. You will know when this happens because you will be pain-free while off antibiotics and pain medication.
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Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 32 years experience
When tolerating po: When you are tolerating food and your bowels are moving you should be on a fiber supplement.
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Last updated Jun 29, 2022

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