What is an anal fissure? An anal fissure is a small tear in the skin at the ‘edge’ of the anus. Fissures typically...
What is an anal fistula? An anal fistula is a track between the skin on the outside of the buttock/anal area and the...
Bowel cancer affects over 20,000 people per year in the UK. The majority of patients are over 50, but 10% are under...
What is laparoscopic colorectal surgery? Laparoscopic or ‘keyhole’ surgery allows the surgeon to carry out complex...
A colonic polyp is a protrusion in the lining of the bowel caused by an abnormal production of cells. It may be a tiny...
What is a Colonoscopy? A colonoscopy is a test which allows the lining of the large bowel (colon) to be inspected with...
What is constipation? Constipation is a symptom not a disease. The word “constipated” can mean different things to...
Crohn’s disease is a form of inflammatory bowel disease that can affect any part of the digestive system, from the...
What is Diverticular Disease? Diverticular disease (Diverticulosis) of the colon is a common condition that is present...
What is faecal incontinence? This is an inability to control bowel movements, which means that stools can leak...
The gall bladder is a small organ located beneath the liver that stores and secretes bile. When we eat, bile is added...
Haemorrhoids (Piles) are swollen blood vessels in the back passage. One in three people experience haemorrhoidal...
What is a hernia? A hernia occurs when the abdominal wall weakens (e.g. in the groin) and then bulges or tears. The...
What is pilonidal sinus disease? Pilonidal sinus disease is a chronic infection of the skin usually in the region of...
What is Pruritus Ani? Itching around the anal area is called Pruritus Ani. This condition results in a compelling urge...
What is rectal bleeding? The term rectal bleeding is often used to mean any blood that is passed out when going to the...
What is a rectal prolapse? Rectal prolapse is a condition in which the rectum (the lower end of the colon, located...
Ulcerative colitis is a form of inflammatory bowel disease that affects the lining of the large bowel (colon) and back...
What Are Varicose Veins? Varicose veins are abnormally swollen, twisted, blue veins that protrude from the surface of...

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