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Is it safe to take internal cleansing formulas if I have diverticulitis/diverticulosis?
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
4 doctors agree
In brief: Diverticulitis....no
Diverticulitis occurs when a small pocket on your colon ruptures.
I would advise against taking anything that might overstimulate the colon during an acute episode of diverticulitis, either from above or below.

In brief: Diverticulitis....no
Diverticulitis occurs when a small pocket on your colon ruptures.
I would advise against taking anything that might overstimulate the colon during an acute episode of diverticulitis, either from above or below.
Dr. Barry Rosen
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Dr. Eric Kaplan
gentle laxative such as Milk of magnesia may be ok, but check with the expert/specialist who diagnosed your diverticulitis to be sure it is OK.
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine
In brief: No.
I wouldn't advise internal clean songs under any circumstances.
They can be risky, in fact.

In brief: No.
I wouldn't advise internal clean songs under any circumstances.
They can be risky, in fact.
Dr. Dean Giannone
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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal
In brief: Generally
If you are drinking adequate fluids and eating a high fiber diet I do not recommend colon cleansers as a routine except when preparing for an xray or colonoscopy or surgery.
See my tips for proper diet and fluids. Do not waste your money on colon cleansers, they only make those selling them rich.

In brief: Generally
If you are drinking adequate fluids and eating a high fiber diet I do not recommend colon cleansers as a routine except when preparing for an xray or colonoscopy or surgery.
See my tips for proper diet and fluids. Do not waste your money on colon cleansers, they only make those selling them rich.
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Dr. Allen Kamrava
Surgery - Colorectal
In brief: Generally - yes
Depends what the actual solution is you are considering.
As a broad category - yes. We do this routinely to prepare patients for colonoscopy. Fleets phosphosoda, for isntance, is generally avoided these days due to concerns with electrolyte imbalances. You should speak with your physician about the solution you are considering using.

In brief: Generally - yes
Depends what the actual solution is you are considering.
As a broad category - yes. We do this routinely to prepare patients for colonoscopy. Fleets phosphosoda, for isntance, is generally avoided these days due to concerns with electrolyte imbalances. You should speak with your physician about the solution you are considering using.
Dr. Allen Kamrava
Dr. Allen Kamrava
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