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Constipation

Constipation is difficulty passing stools. It is very common, affecting both children and adults. Learn how to help prevent and treat constipation.

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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.

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Hernias

Hernias are generally more common in obese people and pregnant women, or in people who cough a lot or suffer from chronic constipation. Learn more about hernias.

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Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

IBS develops in as many as one in five Australians at some point in their lifetime. Here are the symptoms to look out for.

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Haemorrhoids

Haemorrhoids or piles are lumps that occur inside and around the anal passage. Here’s how to help ease symptoms and discomfort.

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Bloating

Bloating – feeling that you have a swollen tummy – is common, but if you feel bloated regularly, you should see your doctor. Learn more about the causes here.

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Diverticular disease - diverticulitis and diverticulosis

Diverticular disease, including diverticulitis, is linked to a low-fibre diet and more common as people age. Here's how to treat the symptoms.

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Rectocele

A rectocele occurs when the rectum bulges into the back vaginal wall. Find out more about appropriate care and treatment.

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Bowel obstruction

A bowel obstruction will cause you serious health problems and people with bowel obstruction usually need to be treated in hospital. Find out more here.

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High-fibre foods and diet

Find out how much fibre is needed in your diet and get tips for increasing your intake.

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