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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harold Mandel
40 years experience General Practice
No: Once you develop acute diverticulitis you should stop eating blueberries and other foods which contain significant amounts of fiber. With these sympto ... 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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Dr. Joseph Sucher
26 years experience Trauma Surgery
Possibly: Diverticulitis is inflammation of the large bowel (also known as the colon). The inflammation results from simple infection to catastrophic perforatio ... Read More
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Dr. Siamak Milanchi
25 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
It is rare: Diverticulitis has various potential complications which ranges from minor infection which responds well to oral antibiotics, to severe infection and ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 years experience General Surgery
Probably ok: True acute diverticulitis is an infection requiring antibiotics for treatment. During acute diverticulitis one may be directed to eat lighter, smaller ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
36 years experience Infectious Disease
Belly pain and fever: Belly pain, especially in the left lower part of the abdomen, and fever.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Olson
34 years experience Family Medicine
Out-pouches colon: Colon is a long tube, and sometimes it gets "out-pouches, big or small. Pressure in the colon causes them. They can hurt, get infected or bleed. Ca ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Shieh
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Colon outpouching: Diverticulosis is an outpouching of the wall of the colon due to a weakness in the colonic wall. Diverticulitis is when something gets stuck in the ou ... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Diverticulitis: Most people develop colon diverticuli (outpouchings of the wall of the bowel) as they age. When these become inflamed it is called diverticulitis and ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Browning
30 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
No: While there are many different antibiotics that can be used to treat diverticulitis, and taking a regular fiber supplement may reduce the likelihood o ... Read More
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