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Constipation

Constipation is difficulty passing stools. It is very common, affecting both children and adults. Learn how to help prevent and treat constipation.

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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.

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Abdominal pain in children

Abdominal pain in children has many causes. Most episodes of pain are not serious, but it is important to know when to take your child to the doctor.

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Haemorrhoids

Haemorrhoids or piles are lumps that occur inside and around the anal passage. Here’s how to help ease symptoms and discomfort.

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Underlying causes of diarrhoea

Diarrhoea has many causes, including both acute and long-term health conditions; bowel disease; viruses, bacteria and parasites; and even medical treatments.

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Bloating

Bloating – feeling that you have a swollen tummy – is common, but if you feel bloated regularly, you should see your doctor. Learn more about the causes here.

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Diverticular disease - diverticulitis and diverticulosis

Diverticular disease, including diverticulitis, is linked to a low-fibre diet and more common as people age. Here's how to treat the symptoms.

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Underlying causes of abdominal pain

Abdominal pain has many causes, and may be short-term, long-term or a pain that comes and goes. Sudden and severe abdominal pain is a medical emergency.

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Rectocele

A rectocele occurs when the rectum bulges into the back vaginal wall. Find out more about appropriate care and treatment.

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High-fibre foods and diet

Find out how much fibre you need in your daily diet and get tips for increasing your intake.

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