Infections of the bowel
An infection of the bowel can affect anyone at any time. Learn about the symptoms of a bowel infection and how you can treat it and prevent it.
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Gastroenteritis (gastro) is an infection of the gut that can cause diarrhoea and vomiting. Learn here about the symptoms and how to treat them.
Pain is the most common symptom of appendicitis. It often starts near the navel, or belly button, and might come and go for a while.
Learn about appendicitis, an inflammation of the appendix, including possible causes, common symptoms and the main treatment options.
It can be hard to differentiate appendicitis from other conditions. Learn how doctors diagnose appendicitis and why they sometimes err on the side of caution.
What causes appendicitis?
The exact cause of appendicitis is not known, but doctors believe it is caused by food or faecal matter (poo) getting lodged in the appendix.
Diarrhoea can range in severity. Find out what the symptoms of diarrhoea are.
Just diagnosed with coeliac disease
Coeliac disease also runs in the family and is a lifelong condition. Find out about help available and what to do next.
Gastrointestinal illnesses are very common. Some may last for only a day or two; others are long term. Learn here about their causes, symptoms and treatments.