Rectal problems include haemorrhoids, fissures, abscesses and incontinence.
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.
Dental fissure sealants
Dental fissure sealants are a protective layer applied on the chewing teeth (molars) to reduce tooth decay. Applying sealants is quick and painless. Learn more.
Lateral internal sphincterotomy
An anal fissure is a common condition that causes a lot of pain. At first, it may be treated with ointments or Botox. If this fails, surgery is the best option for a cure.
'Healthy' juices might not be so good for your teeth
You've probably heard about tooth decay, but acid erosion can wear away the enamel on teeth. Juices and acidic beverages, including kombucha, are partly to blame for 'acid wear'.
Tooth decay occurs when a cavity develops in your tooth. It can affect people of all ages. However, tooth decay can be prevented as well as treated.
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.
It can be distressing if problems with normal anal function occur. Good anal hygiene, along with improving your diet may help reduce risk of pain and discomfort. Learn more about anal care here.
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.