U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Top answers from doctors based on your search:
Disclaimer

What to do when you have a diverticulitis attack

A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 60 years experience
High fiber diet: Eat lots of fruits an vegetables, figs, dates, raisins and nuts. Eat high fiber cereals. 25-30 grams of fiber per day is helpful.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 47 years experience
First clear liquids: Then advance to low residue diet over several days, after pain and fever subsides. Then gradually add fiber to your diet. Make sure you don't get co... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 44 years experience
Maybe: But if you have fever and pain and going on liquids doesn't help you need to see your doctor or go to er for a ct scan of abdomen and pelvis along wit... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. Allen Kamrava
Colon and Rectal Surgery 17 years experience
Possibly: Very mild attacks, may simply get better with simple bowel rest and clear liquid diet. However, any signs of fever/chills or worsening abdominal pa... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 23 years experience
See a doctor.: Diverticulitis can be serious. It can cause sepsis, a severe bloodstream infection, & be life-threatening. If you suspect you have diverticulitis,... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. Karen Butler
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Well: Diverticulitis is a diagnosis and a serious diagnosis. One that could put your health in harm. See the doctor for exam and diagnosis. Start there so y... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Isobe
Phlebology 56 years experience
Avoid constipation: Increase in the fiber intake, hydration, use of stool softener to avoid constipation is in order. Some books instruct on avoidance of eating things w... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 36 years experience
See your doctor.: First and foremost, if you suspect that you are having an episode of diverticulitis, you need to see your doctor to determine if you are a candidate f... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Dickson
General Surgery 25 years experience
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
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Karen Shackelford
Emergency Medicine 28 years experience
Bland: The "brat" diet - advance cautiously from clears to bananas, rice, applesauce and toast.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Avi Belizon
General Surgery 11 years experience
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
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 44 years experience
I generally: Treat acute diverticulitis with 2 weeks of antibiotics and to stay on a no to low fiber diet for 6 weeks from diagnosis. I do not recommend starting p... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herve Dumont
A Verified Doctoranswered
General Surgery 43 years experience
Soft foods: I suggest you avoid nuts, candies are hard foods and eat soft types of foods; apple sauce, chicken soup, peanut butter , etc.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership