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can you eat peanut butter with diverticulitis

A 75-year-old male asked:
Dr. Craig Smith
34 years experience Urology
Creamy oK: If one has diverticulosis crunchy peanut butter would have small pieces of peanuts in it that could occlude the diverticulum and lead to the inflamma ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Olaf Johansen
35 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Depends: If you currently have an active infection, depending on the severity, dietary restrictions will wary.If you do not have an active infection generally ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Murray
32 years experience General Surgery
Most anything: There has been alot of misinformation as to how diet relates to diverticulitis. Limiting certain foods such as seeds , popcorn etc used to be common b ... Read More
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A 69-year-old member asked:
Dr. Avi Belizon
8 years experience General Surgery
Not right away: generally I recommend that for 2 weeks following a diverticulitis episode, my patients remain on a low residue diet. Which is a diet low in fiber. Oat ... Read More
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Dr. Shady Macaron
19 years experience General Surgery
Yes: The old teaching suggest that you stay on low residue diet to reduce the chance of recurrent episode of diverticulitis. Sunflower seed do not leave an ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Regular diet.: There are no specific foods to be avoided. Previously it was though that nuts, berries and seeds were to be avoided, but that is no longer the case. ... Read More
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A 74-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Pistachio is a nut: No, pistachio is a nut and not a seed.
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
High fiber foods: High fiber foods like oatmeal are good for diverticulosis, prevention of constipation, can lower one's cholesterol, etc. However, acute active infecti ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
51 years experience General Surgery
Sure: I am not aware of any problems with these foods and diverticulitis.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Dickson
22 years experience General Surgery
Yes: I tell my patients that nuts are ok. In the past it was thought that nuts caused problems for people with diverticuli, but I've seen at least one stu ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
I generally: Treat diverticulitis with 14 days of antibiotics, a liquid diet until pain and fever and white blood cell count normalize, then a low fiber diet for a ... Read More

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