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Dr. Cheryl Winchell
51 years experience Family Medicine
Bland : Bland foods usually are not spicy or acidic or interesting. Think cheese sandwich, cream of mushroom soup, crackers...... If is sounds too good, it's ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. M. Jay Petruska
32 years experience Family Medicine
Diverticular Disease: Diverticular disease can be less frequent or severe by avoiding foods such as corn, popcorn, nuts and seeds. These items can get lodged in the pocket ... Read More
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Dr. Francine Yep
31 years experience Family Medicine
Eat Right: Avoid junk food, the "whites": white rice, white flour. Fiber is your friend. Eat whole grains, lots of fruits and veggies. Drink 8-10 glasses of wate ... 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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A 69-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herve Dumont
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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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Gottlieb
48 years experience Internal Medicine
High fiber diet: There is no proven way to prevent a recurrent attack of diverticulitis. The old rule of avoiding nuts and seeds has been disproven. My experience tell ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Regular diet.: There are no specific foods to be avoided. Previously it was though that nuts, berries and seeds were to be avoided, but that is no longer the case. ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
43 years experience Gastroenterology
1st, fiber free: With acute diverticulitis, rx involves antibiotics. Initial diet rx is with liquids only, allowing the inflammation to decrease. As inflammation decr ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Olaf Johansen
36 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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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
42 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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 years experience General Surgery
Diverticulitis: Diverticulitis is an infection of the colon that needs medical treatment and antibiotics. Light liquid foods are eaten during the active infection. Di ... Read More

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