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A 37-year-old member asked:

is it possible for me to eat meat if i have diverticulitis?

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Dr. Charles Hendricks
General Surgery 38 years experience
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 many choices that will stay in that low fat category. You might avoid most red meats for a while.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

What foods should I avoid if I have diverticulitis and diverticulitis?

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Dr. M. Jay Petruska
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Diverticular Disease: Diverticular disease can be less frequent or severe by avoiding foods such as corn, popcorn, nuts and seeds. These items can get lodged in the pockets in your colon (diverticula) and cause inflammation which could lead to diverticulitis.
A 33-year-old member asked:

How can I tell if I have diverticulitis?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 43 years experience
See a doctor NOW: Classic presentation is fever, abdominal pain (usually left sided), and elevated white blood cell count. Some people don't have the classic presentation. Other things, like appendicitis, pelvic inflammatory disease can present similarly . Need to see a doc, get examined, maybe get a ct scan. Mild cases- rx antibiotics as outpt;more severe -inpt rx, and/or drainage of pus, or surgery.
A member asked:

Is diverticulitis serious I have diverticulitis and wanted to know if it is serious

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Dr. Eric Demaria
General Surgery 38 years experience
Diverticulitis : Diverticulitis can become serious. Inflammation around the colon occurs when small bubbles on the wall of the colon rupture. If the ruptured area does not spread the process is self-limited and the infection that results can be treated with antibiotics, often on an outpatient basis with oral pills. If the ruptured area spills more contaminated material than can be contained, i.e. Spread of infection occurs, serious infection can result and require emergency surgery. Elective surgery should be considered if a patient has more than one or 2 episodes of diverticulitis to avoid the development of an emergency, since emergency colon surgery often leads to the need for a temporary colostomy (bag). Also diverticulitis needs to be confirmed as the diagnosis by studies of the colon, e.g. Colonoscopy, to be certain something else, like colon cancer, is not to blame for the symptoms.
New Albany, IN
A 55-year-old female asked:

Can i eat salads if I have diverticulitis or diverticulosos?

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
General Surgery 39 years experience
Depends: Acute new onset of infected diverticulitis is treated with antibiotics and small light diet of liquids or soft foods. Diverticulosis is a chronic condition that is generally treated with high fiber foods. Fruits, vegetables & salads are good for diverticulosis.
New Albany, IN
A 57-year-old female asked:

Should i be,eating sweets , i have diverticulitis?

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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
General Surgery 43 years experience
Sweet not bad: sweet are not bad for diverticulitis unless you are eating baklava which full of nuts that is bad

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