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Does diverticulosis cause diarrhea?

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Dr. Ramesh Kumar


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Posted on Mon, 11 Sep 2017 in Digestion and Bowels
Question: Is it common to have diarrhea for a few days after a diverticulosis bleed?
Answered by Dr. Ramesh Kumar 4 hours later
Brief Answer:
Yes change in bowel habits is common.

Detailed Answer:

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As per your queries answers are-

Yes a change in your normal bowel habits, such as constipation or diarrhoea, or episodes of constipation that are followed by diarrhoea is a classic pattern after diverticular disease.

In chronic diverticulitis, inflammation and infection may subside, but they may never clear up completely. The inflammation of diverticulitis can eventually result in frequent diarrhea.

So yes as per your query its common to have loose stools.
Hope i answered your query well.

Thank you dear.
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Follow up: Dr. Ramesh Kumar 21 hours later
Thank you doctor. Are there any foods that I should not serve him? Or any foods that will help with the problem? Do you recommend probiotics?
Answered by Dr. Ramesh Kumar 7 hours later
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Detailed Answer:

Consume high fiber foods as a part of high biber diet. Grain products: (6-11 servings of grain product in your diet is required daily) whole grain breads, whole wheat, whole grain mixed grain, cracked wheat, buns, muffins. Brown ricewhole wheat pasta or brown rice pastacereals made from whole grain oatmeal ground flax, wheat germ or wheat XXXXXXX in baked goods vegetables: (3-5 servings daily) dark green leafy vegetables contain heigest amounts of fiber e. G. Spinach, broccoli, green peas, green beans, turnip greens. Fruits: (2-3 serving of fruits) apples. Oranges, pears, peaches. Berries (strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries) dried fruits (dates, prunes apricots legumes, nuts and seeds
Black bean, green beans, peas, kidney bean, lentils, peanut, soy beanWalnuts, peanuts, cashews, sunflower seeds.Avoid a diet high in refined carbohydrate .Avoid saturated fats, non vegetarian food, trans-fats which leads to inflammation.Omega 3 fat: it plays important role in maintaining healthy skin and mucus membrane. It has important anti inflammatory function which is extremely useful.Vitamin c: it maintains the healthy blood vessels and maintain tissue matrix. And increases the body immunity also. Rich source are blackberries, raspberries, broccoli, spinach, guavas, amla, lime melon, orange, papaya, pineapple, tomato.Vitamin e: it is a fat soluble vitamin which maintains healthy cell membrane as well as the prevention of inflammation. Proper defcation technique: avoid straining when seated on the toilet. “posture key factor is that your bent knees remain higher than your hips.” this posture promotes easier elimination and avoid strain .

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