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.
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.
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.
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.
Trusted information about anal injury, causes, and treatment can be found on this page.
It can be distressing if problems with normal anal function occur. Good anal hygiene, along with improving your diet may help reduce risk of pain and discomfort. Learn more about anal care here.
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.
Although stools (faeces or poo) can vary, you should pay attention to what your stools look like. Learn more about what changes you should look out for.
Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel disease that causes painful swelling and redness inside the digestive tract. Learn about the symptoms, causes and treatment of Crohn’s.
Gastroenteritis is an infection that can cause vomiting, diarrhoea, nausea, stomach pains, fever, headaches and loss of appetite. Learn more here.