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what to do when you have a diverticulitis attack

A 68-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
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.

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
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
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Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
20 years experience Hospital-based practice
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
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Isobe
53 years experience Phlebology
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
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
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
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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
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Not really, but...: Acute diverticulitis is associated with swelling of the colon that may create a temporary partial blockage of the colon. Therefore, we often advocate ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Diverticulitis: Symptoms definitely can develop gradually. Play it safe: contact the doctor who has treated your previous episodes of diverticulitis.
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Karen Shackelford
25 years experience Emergency Medicine
Bland: The "brat" diet - advance cautiously from clears to bananas, rice, applesauce and toast.
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A 74-year-old member asked:
Dr. Avi Belizon
8 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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