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Is it true that pts who have a history of diverticulitis should not eat small seeds (e.g. caraway, sesame, etc)?

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Dr. Daniel Chappell
Family Medicine 11 years experience
Not anymore: This used to be what all physicians taught patients with diverticulitis. Research and current consensus has not held up this recommendation. In fact foods high in fiber, including those with seeds, can help prevent more episodes of diverticulitis.
Dr. DEEPMALA JADIGA
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
True: Diverticulitis or diverticulosis is a condition were you develop small out pouchings in your large intestine. Small seeds can get lodged in these outpouchings and can cause obstructive symptoms.

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