Constipation is difficulty passing stools. It is very common, affecting both children and adults. Learn how to help prevent and treat constipation.
Rectal bleeding that does not occur at the same time as a bowel movement should be investigated by a health professional. Learn more about rectal bleeding here.
Blood in stool
Blood in your stool can indicate a more serious problem. If you see blood after a bowel movement, make sure you get it checked out. Find out more here.
An anal fissure is a small tear or split in the skin that lines the anus. Learn what causes anal fissures and how to prevent them.
A prolapsed bladder develops when the bladder bulges into a woman’s vaginal wall. This can cause problems for some women, but treatments are available.
Constipation in children
Constipation in kids is quite common and isn't usually caused by something serious. Here's how to help your child when they're constipated.
Injection or banding of haemorrhoids
Injection or banding is usually a safe and effective way of treating haemorrhoids.
Endometriosis is a condition in which the tissue that lines the uterus also grows outside the uterus. It can be painful, but treatment is available.
A hysterectomy is surgery to remove the uterus or womb. Read about the different types of hysterectomy and why this kind of surgery may be needed.
A laminectomy is recommended to ease back pain but only if alternative treatments such as physiotherapy and medication have not worked.