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Diverticulitis and blueberries

A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harold Mandel
General Practice 39 years experience
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
General Surgery 35 years experience
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
A member asked:
Dr. Siamak Milanchi
Colon and Rectal Surgery 26 years experience
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
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 58 years experience
Death from diverticu: Yes you can if you are not treated properly as it can cause perforation and sepsis.But if it is diagnosed and treated approprieately and follw up the ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Surgery 40 years experience
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
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
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
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Browning
Colon and Rectal Surgery 31 years experience
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
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
Surgery 44 years experience
Sweet not bad: sweet are not bad for diverticulitis unless you are eating baklava which full of nuts that is bad
A member asked:
Dr. Cheryl Winchell
Family Medicine 52 years experience
Bland : Bland foods usually are not spicy or acidic or interesting. Think cheese sandwich, cream of mushroom soup, crackers...... If is sounds too good, it's... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. M. Jay Petruska
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Diverticular Disease: Diverticular disease can be less frequent or severe by avoiding foods such as corn, popcorn, nuts and seeds. These items can get lodged in the pocket... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 35 years experience
No.: Diverticuli are small, typically pea-sized pockets that are very common in western societies, likely related to our high red meat, low fiber diets. T... Read More