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Sumter, SC
A 27-year-old female asked:

Diet for diverticulitis?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 35 years experience
Early vs. Late: Acute diverticulitis is associated with swelling of the colon that may create a temporary partial blockage of the colon. Therefore, we often advocate no food or just liquids during the initial phase of treatment. When food is resumed, it is common to recommend a low-residue diet early on. After the inflammation resolves, we often recommend high-fiber diets, which may reduce the risk of recurrence.
Last updated Feb 9, 2022
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