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A 50-year-old female asked:

is it ok to drink alcohol if you have diverticulosis?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 35 years experience
Yes: Just don't drive.
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Its ok: It's ok in moderation. It won't aggravate it. If you have diverticulitis though (with pain, diarrhea, and/or fever), then see a doctor right away for treatment.
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Thats Ok.: Alcohol consumption shouldn't have any direct effect on diverticulosis. bad for the liver, though, so be careful.

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