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could overnight oatmeal cause diverticulitis?

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Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
No: It is still a common myth that certain foods (undigestible foods like grains, corn) lead to more recurrences of diverticulitis. Many medical professionals still believe this however. Some people get recurrent diverticulitis no matter what they eat.
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
NO if you don't have: diverticulosis ( presence of disease with out inflammation which does not come over night. you have diverticula in colon , oatmeal is not the causes of disease.

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Is oatmeal and water as a effective as an oatmeal and milk bath?

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No: If you are suffering from itching then water can sometimes make that worse. Your skin needs moisturizers and milk has fat in it that acts as a moisturizer.
A 28-year-old member asked:

How common is fever as a symptom for diverticulitis?

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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
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Common.: A low grade temperature (high 99s to 100s) is common with diverticulitis. Usually people have left lower abdominal pain (70% of people). It is sometimes accompanied by nausea and vomiting (20-60%), constipation (50%), or diarrhea (25-35%). However, if you have no fever, but have all the other symptoms, see your doctor, because you can still have diverticulitis without a temperature! cheers!
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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.
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Can diverticulitis and diverticulitis cause complications with diabetes?

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Yes.: Diverticulitis, by definition, is a bacterial infection arising from a hole in the colon. Any infection may complicate the management of diabetes.
A 47-year-old member asked:

Does overnight oatmeal cause diverticulitis? Please, need some answers?

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Dr. Joseph Pfeifer
Trauma Surgery 40 years experience
No: No connection with oatmeal. Diverticulitis is caused by blockage of small pockets in the colon which become infected. It is mostly related to chance if they get infected.Nothing actually prevents this from happening. Avoiding constipation is a common sense measure.

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