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sesame seeds and diverticulitis

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Dr. Daniel Chappell
11 years experience Family Medicine
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
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Dr. DEEPMALA JADIGA
17 years experience Internal Medicine
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. Jakub Juros
18 years experience Wilderness Medicine
Yep.: That's what they say
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Dr. Shady Macaron
20 years experience General Surgery
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
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Dr. David Earle
31 years experience General Surgery
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
19 years experience General Surgery
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
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jan Rakinic
38 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
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
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Dr. Eric Kaplan
42 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
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
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Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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NO: High fiber has been shown, in some studies, to be salutary
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
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
45 years experience General Surgery
No evidence that: diet has any affect on appendicitis, and only indirect evidence that eating seeds causes diverticulitis.
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A 63-year-old member asked:
Dr. Isaak Halegoua
48 years experience Internal Medicine
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
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A 74-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Pistachio is a nut: No, pistachio is a nut and not a seed.
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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
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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
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