During a colonoscopy, a tube is inserted into the anus to view the inside of the large bowel. It helps in diagnosing or treating some medical conditions.
A colonoscopy is usually a safe and effective way of finding out if your child has a problem with their large bowel.
Upper GI endoscopy and colonoscopy
An upper GI endoscopy and colonoscopy is usually a safe and effective way of finding out if there is a problem with your digestive system.
An endoscopy is a procedure that gives your doctor a direct view of your body’s internal organs. Learn about the procedure and how to prepare for it.
Fasting for medical tests
For some medical tests, fasting may be required for a period of time beforehand. Learn more about different tests and when fasting may be necessary.
Lynch syndrome, formerly known as HNPCC, is a genetic condition that increases the risk of a person developing some cancers, such as bowel cancer. Learn more here.
Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a type of inflammatory bowel disease. Read all about the symptoms of UC, when to see your doctor and types of treatments.
Diverticular disease - diverticulitis and diverticulosis
Diverticular disease, including diverticulitis, is linked to a low-fibre diet – find out about the causes, symptoms and treatment.
Bowel cancer screening
Bowel cancer screening is important for early detection of bowel cancer. Get the answers to FAQs on screening with faecal occult blood testing (FOBT).
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.