Diverticula are small pouches that bulge outward through the colon, or large intestine. Doctors believe the main cause is a low-fiber diet.

The most common symptom is abdominal pain, usually on the left side. You may also have fever, nausea, vomiting, chills, cramping, and constipation.

In serious cases, diverticulitis can lead to bleeding, tears, or blockages..continue reading

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