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A hemicolectomy is an operation where a section of your large intestine is removed. It is usually done to treat a condition such as bowel cancer.

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Digestive system

Your digestive system breaks down the foods you eat so they can be absorbed into the body and used for energy and nutrients. Discover how it works.

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Rectal diseases

Rectal problems include haemorrhoids, fissures, abscesses and incontinence.

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A colostomy is a surgery. It brings part of your colon (bowel) to the surface of your body to form an opening. Find out more about colostomies here.

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Learn about appendicitis, inflammation of the appendix, including possible causes, common symptoms and the main treatment options.

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Blood in stool

Blood in your stool (poo) can indicate a serious problem. Find out more about the causes of blood in your poo and what you should do about it.

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Lactose intolerance

Lactose intolerance is the inability to digest lactose, or milk sugar. Learn more about treatment, symptoms and tests for lactose intolerance.

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Gut health

Gut health is important for your physical and mental wellbeing. Find out about how to maintain your gut health and about your gut microbiome.

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Surgery for anal fistula

An anal fistula can cause continued infection and pain. Symptoms usually get worse without surgery.

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Appendicectomy is an operation to remove an infected or inflamed appendix. Learn how to prepare for an appendicectomy and what to expect afterwards.

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