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Ulcerative colitis

Ulcerative colitis (UC) is an inflammatory bowel disease that causes painful swelling and redness inside the digestive tract. Learn about the symptoms, causes and treatment of ulcerative colitis here.

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Crohn's disease

Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel disease that causes painful swelling and redness inside the digestive tract. Learn about the symptoms, causes and treatment of Crohn’s.

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What causes bowel cancer?

Trusted information on causes of bowel cancer, also called colon cancer, rectal cancer or colorectal cancer, including risk factors and how polyps in the bowel can become cancerous.

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What causes diarrhoea?

Trusted information on the causes of short term and chronic diarrhoea (diarrhea in American English), and links to trusted resources

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What causes coeliac disease?

It’s not yet known why people develop coeliac disease, but a number of factors are associated with an increased risk of developing this disease. Find out about coeliac disease risk factors.

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Erythema nodosum

Erythema nodosum is a skin condition consisting of a lumpy, red rash, usually on the lower legs. While harmless, it can be painful. Learn more here.

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Uveitis

If left untreated, uveitis - or inflammation of the uvea, the middle layer of the wall of your eye, can lead to blindness. Here’s how to spot the symptoms.

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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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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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Scurvy

Scurvy can affect people who do not get enough vitamin C. You can prevent scurvy by eating a healthy, balanced diet, with plenty of fruit and vegetables.

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Vitamin C

Vitamin C is important for your health and is gained from what you eat and drink each day. Learn about the sources of vitamin C and its recommended intake and vitamin C deficiency.

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