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Sesame seeds and diverticulitis

A member asked:
Dr. Daniel Chappell
Family Medicine 12 years experience
Not anymore: This used to be what all physicians taught patients with diverticulitis. Research and current consensus has not held up this recommendation. In fact f... Read More
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
True: Diverticulitis or diverticulosis is a condition were you develop small out pouchings in your large intestine. Small seeds can get lodged in these outp... Read More
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Dr. Shady Macaron
21 years experience
Yes: The old teaching suggest that you stay on low residue diet to reduce the chance of recurrent episode of diverticulitis. Sunflower seed do not leave an... Read More
Dr. David Earle
General Surgery 32 years experience
Should be fine: While many state to avoid foods with small seeds, there is no consensus regarding this philosophy. Sunflower seeds however are chewed up, so unlike st... Read More
Dr. John Eckford
Surgery 20 years experience
Yes: It is a common misconception that you should avoid seeds or nuts with diverticulitis. There is excellent scientific evidence that seeds or nuts do no... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jan Rakinic
Colon and Rectal Surgery 39 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 43 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
A 82-year-old male asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Trauma Surgery 51 years experience
NO: High fiber has been shown, in some studies, to be salutary
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
Fiber: Add more fiber to your diet slowly by eating more fresh fruits and vegetables. Include pears, raspberries, sweet potatoes with the skin on black and... Read More
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Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 46 years experience
No evidence that: diet has any affect on appendicitis, and only indirect evidence that eating seeds causes diverticulitis.
A 63-year-old member asked:
Dr. Isaak Halegoua
Internal Medicine 49 years experience
Yes it can recur : Surgery usually involves a resection of the part of the colon infected so that a recurrence can occur in another part of the colon. As far as diet is... Read More
A 74-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 58 years experience
Pistachio is a nut: No, pistachio is a nut and not a seed.
A 37-year-old male asked:
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Diverticulitis: High fibre diet is recommended for longterm management of the condition. Some authorities though would recommend avoiding high fibre, high residue f... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 35 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