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What is safe to eat with diverticulitis?

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Surgery 41 years experience
Active or resolving?: With active diverticulitis on antibiotics, want to eat smaller and easy to digest foods, avoid heavy meals. As you heal you need to increase fiber in the diet with fruits & vegetables and add fiber supplements like metamucil when alright with your doctor.
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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 44 years experience
Generally: For acute diverticulitis, i recommend low to no fiber for 4-6 weeks following diagnosis and treatment with antibiotics. Then if surgery not indicated, you may slowly add fiber back into your diet. If you buy the right groceries and order the right food in restaurants i generally do not find fiber supplements necessary.
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