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Oatmeal and diverticulitis

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
No: It is still a common myth that certain foods (undigestible foods like grains, corn) lead to more recurrences of diverticulitis. Many medical profess... Read More
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Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 58 years experience
NO if you don't have: diverticulosis ( presence of disease with out inflammation which does not come over night. you have diverticula in colon , oatmeal is not the causes ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Avi Belizon
General Surgery 11 years experience
Not right away: generally I recommend that for 2 weeks following a diverticulitis episode, my patients remain on a low residue diet. Which is a diet low in fiber. Oat... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Pfeifer
Trauma Surgery 42 years experience
No: No connection with oatmeal. Diverticulitis is caused by blockage of small pockets in the colon which become infected. It is mostly related to chance i... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herve Dumont
A Verified Doctoranswered
General Surgery 43 years experience
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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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 36 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
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 36 years experience
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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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harold Mandel
General Practice 40 years experience
Yes: Oatmeal is very healthy. Oats are full of important vitamins, minerals and antioxidant plant compounds & antioxidants. Beta-glucan is a soluble fi... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Siamak Milanchi
Colon and Rectal Surgery 27 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
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
Holistic Medicine 39 years experience
Generally yes: Steel cut oats are the healthiest because they are the least processed and retain most of the nutritional value of oats with thiamine, iron, calcium. ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Surgery 41 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
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