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Need Help With Diverticulosis
You have posted: 2 questions, one about diverticulosis and one about diverticulitis. The diet for each is different so the differentiation is important. "itis" is low fiber diet until complete resolution usually 4-6 weeks. The "osis" is high fiber diet. Can be confusing so having the right diagnosis and terminology is critical. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Please help! feeling painful diverticulosis more on than off, what can could you help me to do at home?
Resection? Maybe.: The surgery for diverticulosis of the colon is to remove said portion of the colon. This is not to be taken lightly. There are specific indications in regards to the number of infections and bleeding episodes before a resection would be indicated. Start with trying to live with the diverticuli, maintaining a high fiber diet in the long term. Avoiding infections and bleeding episodes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm taking powdered slippery elm bark for my diverticulosis. I'm wondering if it has enough soluble fiber so that I don't need psyllium husk too?
Fiber?: The preparations of slippery elm bark powder I found are used for teas, and are calorie-free. With diverticulosis you need fiber - 50 grams daily for a man. Psyllium husk does give you some fiber; you can add it to fiber you get from other whole food sources. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had perforated colon. 5 inches descending colon removed. Do i still need to follow a diet for diverticulosis ?
Eat well...: It's never too late to start eating well. At 45 with a history of diverticulitis, i'd recommend a broad diet with adequate fibre, and try to lower your fat content. It wouldn't hurt to add a cheap bulk laxative. You don't need to avoid seeds or salads, though I do suggest you limit your intake of nuts and popcorn - not an absolute moratorium, just not a daily diet. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have gallstones, and diverticulosis. Can I use liquid bentonite clay as a detox. Will it help or make my symptoms worse?
Where to begin?: Symptoms of? Gallstones causing symptoms really are best treated by surgical removal of the gallbladder. No matter what you do- over time the symptoms will worsen. Symptoms from diverticuli usually means inflammation and once these show up more than once, you are eventually going to need surgical care. The detox process probably won't disrupt body balance enough to change either symptom set. ...Read more
One part of my CT scan report says "diverticulosis without CT evidence of acute intraabdominal or pelvic process". Is there any need for worry?
I've been diag with chronic gastritis. Blood work and egd neg for hp no nsaids diverticulosis 2 bleeders stopped Carafate &ppi but still in pain.Help!
Probably not: Some doctors still recommend avoiding small seeds in those with diverticulosis. I am not her treating physician, so my opinion may not be the best for her. While a few seeds are not likely to be an issue, as reported in a recent british study, it would be best and wisest to follow your own doctor's recommendations on dietary items. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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