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i have diverticulitis and am currently on a low residue diet is milk a low residue drink

A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Contreras
17 years experience Surgical Oncology
Yes, but...: Yes it is, but if you are lactose intolerant you should avoid milk. A low residue diet contains a low amount of fiber. Fiber causes gas production i ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Yes: If you have diverticulitis, with pain and fever stay on a low fiber diet for 4-6 weeks to allow healing. If you merely have diverticulosis, then a hig ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. C Jeffrey Holmes
35 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: The low residue diet is utilized while you recover from an acute diverticulitis infection. Rice of almond milk is low residue. Once recovered, one wan ... Read More
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A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
44 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Yes.: The liquid diet is chosen to avoid any solids in the food you are eating. A protein drink would therefore qualify.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
34 years experience Gastroenterology
Yes: usually liquids are ok with uncomplicated diverticulitis. keep in mind that coffee can cause diarrhea, which can also happen when you have diverticuli ... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Yes: You may wish to mind your caloric intake so that you do not gain weight.
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Dr. Barry Rosen
33 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. Mila McManus
20 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 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
NO: Diverticulitis can lead to serious complication, some times even life threatening , you should follow your doctors advise take every measure to avoid ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 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

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