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Search results for: "large intestine diseases"

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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Complications of Crohn's diseases and ulcerative colitis

Information on complications and long term effects of Chron's diseases and colitis, plus links to trusted resources

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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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Hemicolectomy

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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Appendicitis

Learn about appendicitis, an inflammation of the appendix which is a thin pouch attached to the large intestine on the right side of the abdomen.

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Itchy anus (pruritus ani)

Trusted information about itchy anus, also called pruritus ani, including causes, things you can do and when to see a doctor.

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What are haemorrhoids?

Definition of haemorrhoids, access to information about the topic and links to trusted resources.

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What causes appendicitis?

The exact cause of appendicitis is not known, but doctors believe it is caused by food or faecal matter (poo) getting lodged in the appendix.

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What causes diarrhoea?

Trusted information on the causes of short term and chronic diarrhoea (diarrhea in American English), and links to trusted resources

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Lactose intolerance symptoms

Trusted information about lactose intolerance symptoms and why they occur.

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