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which doctors typically treat diverticular disease

A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
34 years experience General Surgery
GI docs, Surgeons: Diverticulitis is often diagnosed by primary care doctors or gastroenterologists. Complications of diverticulitis may require surgery and are under t ... Read More
Dr. Eric Kaplan
42 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Depends: Often diverticulitis is diagnosed by primary care or er physicians. Proper management should be handled by a colon and rectal surgeon, general surgeon ... Read More

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Gordon
54 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Variably: The condition requires only simple medical and dietary recommendations. Diverticulitis is a complication, and treatment is different depending on seve ... Read More
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Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Poorly: They may suggest alterations in diet which may aid in limiting the development of diverticulitis, and in easing the stress produced on the colon wall ... Read More
A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Discuss with doctor: If the doctor biopsied the lesion, you should discuss the findings with him. In general, colonic lesions found at colonoscopy should be removed.
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Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
19 years experience Urgent Care
Diverticulosis: Diverticuli are small pouches in your intestine. When stool gets stuck in there it can become painful - diverticulitis. The 3cm lesion needs to be bio ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
27 years experience Pain Management
Call GI: Chronic issues like you have are much better managed outside the er. You need to discuss your ongoing pain with your gastroenterologist.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
42 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
If you have: Diverticular disease without infection or diverticulitis, eating a high fiber diet and drinking 80-100 oz caffeine free/alcohol free fluid daily will ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 years experience General Surgery
Healthy eating: Would want to eat healthy foods higher in fiber with fruits and vegetables. Eat less potatoes, fried foods, white rice, noodles, white bread, and mea ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 years experience General Surgery
Eat healthy & smart: Drink plenty of water & liquids. Eat higher fiber foods , fruits & vegetables. Avoid white rice, noodles, white bread, cakes & junk food. Avoid fast f ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sharmila Dissanaike
21 years experience General Surgery
Both: There is a familial component, however the standard western diet is the most likely culprit - low in fibre, high in fat. If you have a family history, ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Diet high in fiber: You need to eat 25to35 grms of fiber daily if you suffer fro diverticular disease, only exception is during acute diverticulitis when you have to be o ... Read More
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