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Intestinal diseases

Links to our information partners' articles about intestinal diseases.

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Bowel infections

Bowel infections (gastrointestinal infections) can affect anyone. Learn about the causes, symptoms, treatment and prevention of different bowel infections.

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Malabsorption syndromes

Information about malabsorption syndromes from our information partners.

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Gastroenteritis

Gastroenteritis (gastro) is an infection of the gut that can cause diarrhoea and vomiting. Learn here about the symptoms and how to treat them.

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Ulcerative colitis

Ulcerative colitis is a bowel disease that causes inflammation and redness in the digestive tract. There is no cure, but treatment can help.

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Digestive system cancers

Information about digestive system cancers from leading Australian health organisations.

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Lactose intolerance symptoms

Lactose intolerance occurs when the body does not produce enough lactase enzyme to break down the lactose in the gut. Learn about the common symptoms.

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Lactose intolerance diagnosis

Lactose intolerance can usually be diagnosed through test runs. It can also be diagnosed with breath tests, blood glucose test and a biopsy of the small intestine.

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Appendicitis symptoms

Pain is the most common symptom of appendicitis. It often starts near the navel, or belly button, and might come and go for a while.

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Appendicitis diagnosis

It can be hard to differentiate appendicitis from other conditions. Learn how doctors diagnose appendicitis and why they sometimes err on the side of caution.

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