Trusted information on rectal diseases and problems, plus links to trusted resources.
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.
Blood in stool
Blood in your stool can indicate a more serious problem. If you see blood after a bowel movement, make sure you get it checked out. Find out more here.
A rectocoele occurs when the rectum bulges into the back vaginal wall. Find out more about appropriate care and treatment.
Information on haemorrhoids signs and symptoms and links to trusted resources.
Rectal bleeding that does not occur at the same time as a bowel movement should be investigated by a health professional. Learn more about rectal bleeding here.
Rectal bleeding treatments
Trusted information about rectal bleeding treatments can be found on this page.
Bowel cancer (colon and rectal cancer)
Most bowel cancers develop from polyps, tiny growths in the colon or rectum. Removing polyps can reduce the risk of bowel cancer. Learn more here.
What causes bowel cancer?
Trusted information on causes of bowel cancer, also called colon cancer, rectal cancer or colorectal cancer, including risk factors and how polyps in the bowel can become cancerous.
Living with bowel cancer
Trusted information on living with bowel cancer including questions for your dr, stoma facts, travel tips, plus other practical advice and links to trusted resources