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How To Tell If I Have Diverticular Disease
I have diverticular disease and last night in severe pain and still some today i don't want to keep going to ER . Any suggestions?
See a doctor: Review your hospital er records with your doctor. Diverticulosis usually is not painful, but constipation can be. If there is infected diverticulitis you should be on antibiotics & see your doctor too. I do not know what your medical records or findings have been. Need a doctor to review your reports for proper direction. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I don't seem to digest veggies (i see them in stool) I have diverticular disease, is it best just to avoid them then so as not to get stuck in pouches?
No reason: There's no data to suggest you avoid any foods, just because you have diverticulosis (which, btw, most north americans do by age 35.)eat a balanced diet with whole grains, fruits, and vegetables.Stay well hydrated.A daily bulk laxative wouldn't hurt (e.g. Fibrecon etc.) good luck. ...Read more
I have diverticular disease. Hospital say i must eat, esp fibre, during flare up to keep bowel moving. Gp says no solids just fluids if sore.
Listen to GP: During an acute episode of diverticulitis (pain, tenderness, fever, elevated wbc, ct-evidence of inflammation), the involved colon becomes thickened, often leading to a partial large bowel obstruction. Therefore, food is restricted until the inflammation lessens. When symptom-free, we often advise high fiber diets to prevent progression of the disease and to decrease the risk of recurrence. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diet high in fiber: You need to eat 205to35 grms of fiber daily if you suffer fro diverticular disease, only exception is during acute diverticulitis when you have to be on low residue diet consistiong of water, fruit juices.Broth and ice pops to regular diet to low fiber to finally high fiber diet, 25to35 grms per day. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Prevent acute flare: Diverticular disease is caused by constipation. Problems arise when infection or other complications such as blockage or perforation set in. Tp prevent , maintain a high-fibre diet, and drink plenty of water. . Acute infectious attacks, usually sharp pain in lower left abdomen, require treatment with antibiotics. More than 2 attacks, you should consider surgery to remove that part of the colon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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