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Shigella (shigellosis)

Shigella infection is an infection of the gut that usually causes diarrhoea. You can become infected through contaminated food or water. Find out about symptoms, diagnosis and treatment by reading our page on shigella.

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Appendicitis diagnosis

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.

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Appendicitis

Learn about appendicitis, an inflammation of the appendix, including possible causes, common symptoms and the main treatment options.

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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.

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Appendicitis treatments

The main treatment for appendicitis is an operation to remove the inflamed appendix, known as an appendectomy or appendicectomy.

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Mouth and tongue cuts

Cuts to the mouth and tongue can bleed alot as there is a large blood supply to that area, making the cut seem much worse than it actually is.

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Mouth and teeth

A healthy mouth is important to your overall health, and for eating, drinking, breathing and speaking. Get tips for keeping your mouth healthy here.

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Gastroparesis

Gastroparesis is a condition in which the muscles around your stomach don’t work properly. Although gastroparesis cannot be cured, the symptoms can be relieved.

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Hemicolectomy

A hemicolectomy is an operation where a section of the large intestine is removed. It is usually done to treat a condition such as bowel cancer.

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Itchy anus (pruritus ani)

An itchy anus, also called pruritus ani is a common complaint. The itch, in or around the anus, can be extremely intense and persistent, causing a constant urge to scratch. Read about causes, things you can do and when to see a doctor.

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