Constipation is difficulty passing stools. It can affect adults and children and is also common during pregnancy. Find out how to treat and prevent constipation.
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.
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.
Haemorrhoids or piles are lumps that occur inside and around the anal passage. Here’s how to help ease symptoms and discomfort.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A rectocele occurs when the rectum bulges into the back vaginal wall. Find out more about appropriate care and treatment.
High-fibre foods and diet
Find out how much fibre you need in your daily diet and get tips for increasing your intake.