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.
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.
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.
Anthrax is a serious infectious disease. It is very rare in Australia, but you can still catch it if you have contact with infected animals or animal products.
Ulcerative colitis (UC) is an inflammatory bowel disease that causes painful swelling and redness inside the digestive tract. Learn about the symptoms, causes and treatment of ulcerative colitis here.
What causes diarrhoea?
Trusted information on the causes of short term and chronic diarrhoea (diarrhea in American English), and links to trusted resources