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What to eat during a diverticulitis attack

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Dickson
General Surgery 23 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
Dr. Stephen Southard
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Controversial: While many gastroenterologist and other treating doctors still recommend to avoid eating seeds, nuts, popcorn, etc that may get "stuck" in diverticula... Read More

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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Avi Belizon
General Surgery 9 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
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
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 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
A female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 21 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
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Isobe
Phlebology 54 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
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 34 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
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
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 34 years experience
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
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

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