A 50-year-old female asked:
is it ok to drink alcohol if you have diverticulosis?
3 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
General Surgery 35 years experience
Yes: Just don't drive.
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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.
5458 viewsReviewed Mar 6, 2019
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.
3331 viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Mar 6, 2019
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