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Diet after diverticulitis surgery

A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Earle
General Surgery 33 years experience
Persistent: Sounds like the diverticulitis has never fully healed. You may want to consider surgical therapy now to treat this once and for all. It's important to... Read More
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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
Surgery 45 years experience
You are there: three bouts of diverticulitis are enough reason for surgery.otherwise you are waiting for perforation to happen,and that will complicate things.make s... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 36 years experience
Complications: Of all people who have diverticuli, only about 1% end up needing surgery. Surgery is reserved for complications of diverticulitis including generaliz... Read More
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Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 58 years experience
Complication: Severe pain repeated obstruction of the bowel bleeding perforation and abscess otherwise follow your diet and any meds your doctor recommends.
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Dr. Michael Sawyer
General Surgery 38 years experience
When complicated: Most diverticulitis is successfully treated with antibiotics. Indications for surgery include free perforation with sepsis, an abscess that can't be t... Read More
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 36 years experience
Hole In The Colon: Diverticulitis occurs when a small pocket of the wall of the colon ruptures, thru which intestinal contents may leak into the abdominal cavity. The s... Read More
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Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 33 years experience
MAY cause bowel perf: Just like a 'ruptured appendix' is bad, so is a perforated bowel from diverticulitis. If the bowel contents (stool, bacteria) gets out of the intesti... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 36 years experience
High Fiber Diet: It is thought that the high incidence of diverticular disease in the us is related to our low-fiber diet. I advise people to take 30grams of water-so... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Probably not: Most flares of diverticulitis can be managed conservatively with antibiotics and bowel rest.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Stein
Colon and Rectal Surgery 26 years experience
4-6 weeks: Depending on whether the surgery is laparoscopic or open changes the recovery. Typically my patients are home after 4-5 days and back doing usual acti... Read More
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A 63-year-old member asked:
Dr. Isaak Halegoua
Internal Medicine 50 years experience
Yes it can recur : Surgery usually involves a resection of the part of the colon infected so that a recurrence can occur in another part of the colon. As far as diet is... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anuraag Sood
Dr. Anuraag Soodanswered
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Follow up with GI: Have you had a colonoscopy in between these episodes? If not you must as it could be missing a abnormality . Alcoholism has more to do with recurrent ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 29 years experience
Depends: I have some patients playing golf in 2 weeks, some still call for pain meds after 4 weeks. In general, uncomplicated laparoscopic resection in the yo... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Bastawrous
Colon and Rectal Surgery 35 years experience
May need surgery: Recurrent diverticulitis occurs 10-20% of the time after good operation. Not every bout needs surgery, though. If several recurrent documented bouts (... Read More
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