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Diverticular disease - diverticulitis and diverticulosis

Diverticular disease is a condition where small bulges or pockets form in the wall of the large intestine. Find more about diverticular disease symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and prevention.

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Digestive system

Your digestive system breaks down the food you eat into nutrients such as carbohydrates, fats and proteins. Find out about how it works and common conditions.

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Bowel obstruction

A bowel obstruction will cause you serious health problems and people with bowel obstruction usually need to be treated in hospital. Find out more here.

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Hemicolectomy is a major operation where one section of the large intestine is removed. Learn how to prepare for the procedure and what to expect.

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What causes abdominal pain?

Trusted information on the causes of sudden severe abdominal pain and long-term recurring abdominal pain, and links to trusted resources

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Constipation means having difficulty passing stools. It is very common, affecting babies, children and adults. Know how to help prevent and treat constipation.

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A colostomy is surgery to bring part of the colon to the surface of the body to form an opening. Waste is collected using a small bag called a stoma pouch.

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Blood in stool

Blood in your stool can indicate a more serious problem. If you see blood after a bowel movement, make sure you get it checked out. Find out more here.

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Infections of the bowel

An infection of the bowel can affect anyone at any time. Learn about the symptoms of a bowel infection and how you can treat it and prevent it.

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