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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Constipation means having difficulty passing stools. It is very common, affecting babies, children and adults. Know how to help prevent and treat constipation.
Colostomy is a procedure which brings part of the colon to the surface of the body to form an opening. Waste is collected using a small bag.
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.