Although stools (faeces or poo) can vary, you should pay attention to what your stools look like. Learn more about what changes you should look out for.
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.
Bowel cancer - your diet after surgery
If you have had part of your colon removed, it is likely that your stools (faeces) will be looser because one of the functions of the colon is to absorb water from the stools. Find out about diet and bowel cancer.
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.
Stool tests are commonly used to check for possible bowel cancer and to look for causes of gastrointestinal illness. You can find out more about stool tests by reading our trusted sources.
Haemorrhoids vary in their severity from person to person. Many people experience no symptoms or very mild symptoms that disappear after a couple of days. Find out about symptoms of haemorrhoids.
Rectal bleeding treatments
Rectal bleeding is a symptom of haemorrhoids (piles) and anal fissures. Lifestyle changes can soothe the condition, however you should see your doctor for further advice.
Injuries to the anal region can be the result of changes in bowel function or sexual activity. Learn when to seek urgent medical attention and how to relieve any pain.
Diarrhoea can range in severity. Find out what the symptoms of diarrhoea are.
Baby rash treatments
Trusted information about baby rash treatments and self-care advice