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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
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