(HealthDay News) -- Diverticular disease, which includes diverticulosis and diverticulitis, occurs when inflamed pouches form from bulging weak spots in the intestines.
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The National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse says common symptoms of diverticular disease include:
- Bloating and/or pain in the lower abdomen, particularly tenderness on the lower left side. Pain may gradually increase, or come and go.
- Fever, chills, nausea, vomiting or changes in bowel habits.
-- Diana Kohnle
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