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