Ask Dr. Etingin: Diverticulitis; Swollen Ankles; Bunion Surgery

Q: Can diverticulosis cause any serious complications? A: Diverticulosis develops in weak areas along the walls of the colon; it is characterized by tiny sacs—diverticula—that bulge through these weak spots. Low-fiber diets, physical inactivity, and obesity are associated with diverticulosis. Symptoms of diverticulosis include constipation, bloating, and mild cramps. Two major complications can occur: One […]


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