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.
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 symptoms
Trusted information on symptoms and signs of bowel cancer including rectal bleeding and abdominal pain, and links to trusted resources
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.
Trusted information about rectocoele including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and management.
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.
Bowel cancer (colon and rectal cancer)
Trusted information about bowel cancer, sometimes called colon cancer, rectal cancer or colorectal cancer, including what it is, causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatments and prevention.
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.