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Polyps

A polyp is a growth on an organ in your body. Most polyps are benign but some are or might become malignant. Learn more about the cause and symptoms of polyps as well as prevention tips.

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Flexible sigmoidoscopy

A flexible sigmoidoscopy is usually a safe and effective way of finding out if there is a problem with the lower part of your large bowel.

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Upper GI endoscopy and colonoscopy

An upper GI endoscopy and colonoscopy is usually a safe and effective way of finding out if there is a problem with your digestive system.

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Gastroscopy

Gastroscopy (upper endoscopy) is a procedure where a tube, inserted into the mouth, down the oesophagus, and into the stomach is used to view these organs.

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Get behind bowel cancer screening

Free bowel cancer screening test kits are being sent to Australians aged from 50 to 74. Bowel cancer is one of the most curable cancers – if detected early on.

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Endoscopic sinus surgery

Sinusitis is not usually serious but it can cause unpleasant symptoms. If medication does not help, endoscopic sinus surgery should help prevent the sinusitis from coming back.

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Stool tests

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.

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Bleeding after menopause

Bleeding after menopause is usually nothing to worry about, but you should always have it checked out by a doctor. Learn about possible causes and what to do next.

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Rectal bleeding

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.

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Dilatation and curettage

Dilatation (also known as dilation) and curettage is a process which scrapes tissue from the inside of the womb, used to diagnose and treat conditions and after a miscarriage.

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