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Foods that aggravate diverticulitis

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jan Rakinic
Colon and Rectal Surgery 38 years experience
High fiber!: The idea that folks with diverticular disease should avoid seeds, nuts, corn, popcorn has never had any data to support it, so unless a particular foo... Read More
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
Careful: If you really mean diverticulitis, stay away from any fiber until the diverticulitis has completely reolved, about 4-6 weeks. If you mean diverticulos... Read More

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 43 years experience
1st, fiber free: With acute diverticulitis, rx involves antibiotics. Initial diet rx is with liquids only, allowing the inflammation to decrease. As inflammation decr... Read More
Dr. Jan Rakinic
Colon and Rectal Surgery 38 years experience
High fiber, fluids: In general, the most advantageous diet for those with diverticulosis or wwho have had an episode of diverticulitis is a high fiber diet with plenty of... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Olaf Johansen
Colon and Rectal Surgery 36 years experience
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
Dr. Michael Murray
General Surgery 33 years experience
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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Dr. Cheryl Winchell
Family Medicine 51 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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
Generally: For acute diverticulitis, i recommend low to no fiber for 4-6 weeks following diagnosis and treatment with antibiotics. Then if surgery not indicated,... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. M. Jay Petruska
Family Medicine 32 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 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 57 years experience
There does not seem to be much of an effect on food intake on diverticulitis. Want diet that lessens stools a bit or a lot depending. I would start w... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
General Surgery 39 years experience
Diverticulitis: Diverticulitis is an infection of the colon that needs medical treatment and antibiotics. Light liquid foods are eaten during the active infection. Di... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Karen Shackelford
Emergency Medicine 26 years experience
Bland: The "brat" diet - advance cautiously from clears to bananas, rice, applesauce and toast.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herve Dumont
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Soft foods: I suggest you avoid nuts, candies are hard foods and eat soft types of foods; apple sauce, chicken soup, peanut butter , etc.

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