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What can I eat with diverticulitis

A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Olaf Johansen
35 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 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
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 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harold Mandel
39 years experience General Practice
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 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
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
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
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
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A 71-year-old member asked:
Dr. Isaak Halegoua
47 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 81-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Pistachio is a nut: No, pistachio is a nut and not a seed.
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Dr. Mark Pack
Dr. Mark Pack answered
30 years experience General Surgery
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
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A 69-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
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Dickson
22 years experience General Surgery
Yes: I tell my patients that nuts are ok. In the past it was thought that nuts caused problems for people with diverticuli, but I've seen at least one stu ... Read More

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