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what fruits vegetables can you eat with diverticulitis

A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Umesh Patel
42 years experience Preventive Medicine
Diverticulosis: Diverticulitis is irritation and inflammation of small pouches within the large bowel wall. Eating a high fiber diet, low fat diet and exercising regu ... Read More
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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
30 years experience Internal Medicine
Raw vegetables: Are okay to eat. Provided they are thoroughly cleansed and have no pesticide residues and well tolerated.
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julien Fahed
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Yes: Your doctor wants you to rest your bowels by eating food that is easy to digest and contains a lot of fibers. You should be ok by doing it.
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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I would wait: till fter the acute event subsides then begin your new diet.
Dr. Daniel Popowich
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Low fiber: Typically it is recommended to stick to a low fiber diet during and after an attack of diverticulitis, but this is only a recommendation. Once healed, ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 years experience General Surgery
Active or resolving?: With active diverticulitis on antibiotics, want to eat smaller and easy to digest foods, avoid heavy meals. As you heal you need to increase fiber in ... Read More
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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 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kirpal Singh
24 years experience General Surgery
Depends : There are two schools of thought. And u guessed it, some say u can and others u can't! personally i feel that the biggest thing is formed soft bm. If ... Read More
A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harold Mandel
40 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 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Krulak
23 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: If not dealing with a current attack, turkey sausage is fine. However, ensure that your diet has plenty of fiber and water in it to help soften and a ... Read More
A 69-year-old member asked:
Dr. Avi Belizon
9 years experience General Surgery
Not right away: generally I recommend that for 2 weeks following a diverticulitis episode, my patients remain on a low residue diet. Which is a diet low in fiber. Oat ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Hendricks
38 years experience General Surgery
Yes: It is clearly possible. Is it wise i think is what you are asking. Probably pursuing a low fat diet is best, so you can clearly eat meat and there are ... Read More
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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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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 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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