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What can I eat with diverticulitis

A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Olaf Johansen
Colon and Rectal Surgery 36 years experience
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
Dr. Michael Murray
General Surgery 33 years experience
Most anything: There has been alot of misinformation as to how diet relates to diverticulitis. Limiting certain foods such as seeds , popcorn etc used to be common b... Read More

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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
I generally: Treat diverticulitis with 14 days of antibiotics, a liquid diet until pain and fever and white blood cell count normalize, then a low fiber diet for a... Read More
A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harold Mandel
General Practice 40 years experience
No: Once you develop acute diverticulitis you should stop eating blueberries and other foods which contain significant amounts of fiber. With these sympto... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
General Surgery 39 years experience
Depends: Acute new onset of infected diverticulitis is treated with antibiotics and small light diet of liquids or soft foods. Diverticulosis is a chronic cond... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 34 years experience
Probably: Diverticulitis occurs when a small pocket on the wall of the colon ruptures. We used to believe that any foods that can block the small opening of th... Read More
A 63-year-old member asked:
Dr. Isaak Halegoua
Internal Medicine 48 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 57 years experience
Pistachio is a nut: No, pistachio is a nut and not a seed.
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Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 31 years experience
Probably: If the symptoms are improving, you don't feel bloated, you have nor pain, nausea, or vomiting, you can probably start advancing your diet back to norm... Read More
A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Fradkin
Specializes in General Surgery
Probiotics are safe.: Probiotics will not affect your antibiotic treatment for diverticulitis and are safe to take. I would avoid eating anything with seeds or nuts as thes... Read More
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 57 years experience
There does not seem to be much of an effect on food intake on diverticulitis. Want diet that lessens stools a bit or a lot depending. I would start w... Read More

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