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diverticulitis and alcohol use

A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Olaf Johansen
36 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Fiber: Despite popular advice little if any good data that avoiding seeds, popcorn, nuts etc etc increases the likelihood of developing diverticulites. Some ... Read More
Dr. Allen Kamrava
15 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Not that.: Life life, maintain a health diet, which can include meat, in moderation. Take plenty of fiber. Stay well hydrated.

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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andres Katz
49 years experience Vascular Surgery
BotH: Diverticulitis and ibs are processes that damage the lining of intestine. Alcoho, is an irritant and should be avoided.
Dr. Krishna Kumar
55 years experience Psychiatry
Alcohol Intolerance.: Heavy drinking, can cause IBS symptoms. Severe pain after drinking Alcohol can happen in Hodgkin lymphoma Risk factors for Alcohol Intolerance •Hav ... Read More
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Dr. Barry Rosen
34 years experience General Surgery
Still on Antibiotic?: While there is no general prohibition against using alcohol when dealing with acute diverticulitis, common sense would suggest that it may not be the ... Read More
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Dr. Sidney Vinson
27 years experience Gastroenterology
It best not to: Diverticulitis itself is not affected by alcohol however, many of the antibiotics used to treat diverticulitis may interact with alcohol making them l ... Read More
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Dr. Armando De la Cabada
31 years experience General Surgery
Yes: There is no consensus on what diet is appropriate for a patient with diverticulosis/diverticulitis. Alcohol, in moderation, should not worsen divertic ... Read More
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Dr. Mila McManus
21 years experience Family Medicine
Best not to: You should avoid alcohol with diverticulitis because it suppresses the immune system, thins the blood which can worsen bleeding, and may interfere wit ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
45 years experience General Surgery
Moderation: Is key here. No evidence that moderate amounts of alcohol will affect colonic diverticulosis or diverticulitis, absent any complications or drug inte ... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Metronidazole: Metronidazole CNS toxicity is rare. Toxic levels of can cause lesions in the corpus callosum and dentate nuclei. Patients present with nausea, vomitin ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
35 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Just don't drive.
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A member asked:
Dr. Mila McManus
21 years experience Family Medicine
Best not to: I would not advise drinking alcohol while having diverticulitis, as alcohol suppresses immune system, thins the blood which could worsen bleeding, and ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
34 years experience General Surgery
Early vs. Late: Acute diverticulitis is associated with swelling of the colon that may create a temporary partial blockage of the colon. Therefore, we often advocate ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
34 years experience General Surgery
It can be.: Diverticulitis occurs when a small pocket on the wall of the colon ruptures. If the hole seals quickly, one may be treated as an out-patient with ora ... Read More
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