Trusted information about gastrointestinal illnesses, such as diarrhoea, vomiting, gastroenteritis, constipation, IBS, coeliac disease and more. Learn about their causes, symptoms and treatments.
What causes bowel cancer?
Trusted information on causes of bowel cancer, also called colon cancer, rectal cancer or colorectal cancer, including risk factors and how polyps in the bowel can become cancerous.
Get behind bowel cancer screening
Free bowel cancer screening test kits are being sent to Australians aged from 50 to 74. Bowel cancer is one of the most curable cancers – if detected early on.
Symptoms of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis
Symptoms of Crohn’s disease and colitis vary in their severity from person to person. The symptoms tend to come and go over time as the inflammation in the bowel flares up and then dies down again.
Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis diagnosis
Crohn’s disease and colitis share many symptoms with other common conditions, such as irritable bowel syndrome, gastroenteritis and coeliac disease. Find out about tests for Crohn’s disease and colitis.
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.
Living with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis
There is no cure for Crohn’s disease or colitis. Information on living with Crohn's diseases and colitis, plus links to trusted resources.
Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis
Trusted information on Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis including what they are, causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatments, plus links to trusted sources.
Treatments for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis
At the moment there is no cure for Crohn’s disease or colitis. Fortunately there are many medical and surgical treatments available to help minimise the impact of these diseases.
Complications of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis
Information on complications and long term effects of Crohn's disease and colitis, plus links to trusted resources