Learn about appendicitis, an inflammation of the appendix, including possible causes, common symptoms and the main treatment options.
Appendectomy is an operation to remove an infected or inflamed appendix. Learn how to prepare for the procedure and what to expect.
Underlying causes of vomiting
There are many causes of vomiting, including gastroenteritis, pregnancy, migraine, appendicitis, labyrinthitis. Find out what can cause vomiting.
Underlying causes of abdominal pain
There are many different causes of abdominal pain. Some cause short-term pain, some cause long-term pain or pain that comes and goes (recurring pain) and others cause sudden and severe pain.
Stomach cramps, 'tummy ache' or sharp gut pain can be caused by many things, from heartburn to a bowel obstruction. Learn more here.
Peritonitis is a life-threatening condition and requires urgent medical attention. Find out more about peritonitis.
Carcinoid syndrome is a group of symptoms caused by a rare type of cancer known as carcinoid. Learn more here about how it’s diagnosed and treated.
Ovarian cancer is most common in women aged over 50. Find out about the different types and the symptoms, which can be difficult to recognise.