Top answers from doctors based on your search:
Disclaimer

oatmeal and diverticulitis

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
12 years experience Internal Medicine
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
Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
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
1
1 thank

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month
A 69-year-old member asked:
Dr. Avi Belizon
9 years experience General Surgery
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
5
5 thanks
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Pfeifer
40 years experience Trauma Surgery
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
1
1 thank
A 69-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herve Dumont
A Verified Doctor answered
A US doctor answered Learn more
Soft foods: I suggest you avoid nuts, candies are hard foods and eat soft types of foods; apple sauce, chicken soup, peanut butter , etc.
2
2 thanks
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
34 years experience General Surgery
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
18
18 thanks
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
34 years experience General Surgery
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
6
6 thanks
A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harold Mandel
40 years experience General Practice
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
A member asked:
Dr. Siamak Milanchi
25 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
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
22
22 thanks
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
37 years experience Holistic Medicine
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
3
3 thanks
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 years experience General Surgery
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
1
1 thank

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month