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is garlic safe to eat with diverticulitis

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Active or resolving?: With active diverticulitis on antibiotics, want to eat smaller and easy to digest foods, avoid heavy meals. As you heal you need to increase fiber in ... Read More
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Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
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
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
51 years experience General Surgery
Sure: I am not aware of any problems with these foods and diverticulitis.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Olaf Johansen
35 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
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
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Dr. Michael Murray
32 years experience General Surgery
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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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Dickson
22 years experience General Surgery
Yes: I tell my patients that nuts are ok. In the past it was thought that nuts caused problems for people with diverticuli, but I've seen at least one stu ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
I generally: Treat diverticulitis with 14 days of antibiotics, a liquid diet until pain and fever and white blood cell count normalize, then a low fiber diet for a ... Read More
A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harold Mandel
39 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
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Krulak
22 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: If not dealing with a current attack, turkey sausage is fine. However, ensure that your diet has plenty of fiber and water in it to help soften and a ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Hendricks
37 years experience General Surgery
Yes: It is clearly possible. Is it wise i think is what you are asking. Probably pursuing a low fat diet is best, so you can clearly eat meat and there are ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Probably: Diverticulitis occurs when a small pocket on the wall of the colon ruptures. We used to believe that any foods that can block the small opening of th ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Movicol: It looks like long-term use isn't usually recommended.

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