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.
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.
Constipation is difficulty passing stools. It is very common, affecting both children and adults. Learn how to help prevent and treat constipation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rectal problems include haemorrhoids, fissures, abscesses and incontinence.
Cryptosporidiosis is a diarrhoeal disease caused by microscopic parasites called Cryptosporidium.