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Cancer

the NHS website

Signs and symptoms Cancer is a condition where cells in a specific part of the body grow and reproduce uncontrollably. The cancerous cells can invade and destroy surrounding healthy tissue, including organs. Cancer sometimes begins in one part of...

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"Leaky gut syndrome"

the NHS website

"Leaky gut syndrome" is a proposed condition some health practitioners claim is the cause of a wide range of long-term conditions, including chronic fatigue syndrome and multiple sclerosis (MS). Proponents of "leaky gut syndrome" claim that many s...

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Aminosalicylates

Patient UK

Aminosalicylates are a group of medicines used to treat inflammatory bowel disease (inflammation of the gut). They are mostly used to treat and prevent flare-ups of ulcerative colitis. There are quite a few available. The one that is best for you wil...

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Anal Fissure

Patient UK

An anal fissure (tear) causes pain in the anus. The pain is worse when you pass faeces (stools or motions). A fissure heals within 1-2 weeks in most people, but lasts longer in some. Treatment aims to ease the pain until the fissure heals, and to kee...

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Anal fissure

the NHS website

An anal fissure is a tear or ulcer (open sore) that develops in the lining of the anal canal. Anal fissures usually heal within a few weeks without the need for medical treatment. Switching to a high-fibre diet should also help to relieve sym...

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Anal fistula

the NHS website

An anal fistula is a small channel that develops between the end of the bowel, known as the anal canal, and the skin near the anus (opening where waste leaves the body). Some types of fistula have one channel, whereas others branch out into mo...

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Anal itching

the NHS website

Itchy bottom, also called pruritus ani, is characterised by a very strong urge to scratch the skin around the anus (the opening at the end of the digestive system where solid waste leaves the body).

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Anus and rectum

Patient UK

Diagram - Anus & rectum

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Are you worried about… bowel cancer?

Macmillan Cancer Support

A leaflet discussing how your genes and family history can affect your risk of developing bowel cancer.

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Barium enema

the NHS website

A barium enema is a test that helps highlight the bowel, so it can be clearly seen on an X-ray. A white liquid is passed into your bowel through your bottom. It allows doctors to investigate problems such as: bowel cancer cance...

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Barium Enema

Patient UK

A barium enema is a test used to help see the outline of the large bowel (colon).

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Bowel cancer screening

the NHS website

Bowel cancer screening involves having tests to check if you have or are at risk of bowel cancer. Why it's offered Bowel cancer is a common type of cancer in both men and women. About 1 in 20 people will get it during their lifetime. Screening...

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Bowel Cancer Screening Information cards

Cancer Research UK

These wallet sized cards gives information on the bowel cancer screening programme in England.

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Bowel Cancer Screening: commission, provide, inform

Department of Health and Social Care

These documents explain the NHS bowel cancer screening programme (BCSP) and set out details for commissioning and providing the service.

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Bowel polyps

the NHS website

Bowel polyps are small growths on the inner lining of the colon (large bowel) or rectum. They are common, affecting 15-20% of the UK population, and do not usually cause symptoms. Polyps are usually less than 1cm in size, although they can grow up t...

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Calprotectin

Lab Tests Online UK

Also Known As: Faecal Calprotectin; Stool Calprotectin To detect intestinal inflammation; to distinguish between inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and non-inflammatory bowel conditions (e.g. Irritable Bowel Syndrome, IBS); to monitor IBD ...

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Cancer - Bowel

the NHS website

Bowel cancer is a general term for cancer that begins in the large bowel. Depending on where the cancer starts, bowel cancer is sometimes called colon cancer or rectal cancer. Symptoms of bowel cancer include blood in your stools (faeces), an unexpl...

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Constipation

the NHS website

Constipation is a very common condition that affects people of all ages. It can mean that you are not passing stools (faeces) as often as you normally do, you have to strain more than usual or you are unable to completely empty your bowels.

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Cyclospora

the NHS website

Cyclospora is an infection of the bowel caused by a tiny parasite called Cyclospora cayetanensis. It's usually caught from eating raw fruit and vegetables contaminated with human faeces (poo). Diarrhoea, which can often be severe, is the most comm...

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Faecal Occult Blood (FOB) test and Faecal Immunochemical test

Lab Tests Online UK

Also known as: FOB, FOBT, gFOBT, Hemoccult, iFOBT, FIT The main use for the FOB test is as a screen for early bowel cancer. Blood in the stool may be the only symptom of early cancer. If the cancer is detected before it metastasises (s...

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Hirschsprung's disease

the NHS website

Hirschsprung's disease is a rare condition that causes poo to become stuck in the bowels. It mainly affects babies and young children. Normally, the bowel continuously squeezes and relaxes to push poo along, a process controlled by your nervous sy...

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How to do the Bowel Screening Test

Cancer Research UK

A short factsheet containing simple instructions and helpful hints on how to use a bowel screening kit.

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IBS - Introduction to Low FODMAPs

Nutrition and Dietetic Department, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital NHS Trust

A low FODMAP* diet is a new form of treatment, which restricts the dietary intake of fermentable carbohydrates and has been found to help adults with symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

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Inflammatory bowel disease

the NHS website

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is not a single disease. The term IBD is used mainly to describe two diseases: - Crohn’s disease - ulcerative colitis Ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease are long-term conditions that involve infla...

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Irritable bowel syndrome

Patient UK

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common gut disorder. The cause is not known. Symptoms can be quite variable and include abdominal pain, bloating, and sometimes bouts of diarrhoea and/or constipation. Symptoms tend to come and go. There is no cure...

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Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

the NHS website

IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) is a common condition of the digestive system and can cause bouts of stomach cramps, bloating, diarrhoea and constipation.

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and diet

Nutrition and Dietetic Department, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital NHS Trust

This dietary advice sheet gives some general information to help you make the recommended changes to your diet. If you need more detailed advice or if you are following a special diet that makes it difficult to make these changes, please ask your doc...

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Lactoferrin

Lab Tests Online UK

Also Known As: Faecal Lactoferrin; Stool Lactoferrin; Faecal WBC Non-microscopic To detect inflammation in the intestines; to help identify active inflammatory bowel disease (IBD); to distinguish between IBD and non-inflammatory bowel...

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Laxatives

the NHS website

Laxatives are a type of medicine that can help you empty your bowels if you are having trouble going to the toilet. They can be used to ease constipation and are available over the counter (without a prescription) from pharmacies and supermarkets.

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Living with Cancer 3: Colorectal (bowel) cancer

Fair (Family Advice and Information Resource)

Information about bowel cancer. What is it, how do you spot the symptoms, and how can you help prevent it?

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Living with Cancer 3: Colorectal (bowel) cancer

Fair (Family Advice and Information Resource)

Information about bowel cancer. What is it, how do you spot the symptoms, and how can you help prevent it?

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Managing incontinence

Age UK (formerly Age Concern and Help The Aged)

This guide looks at different types of incontinence and what you can do to help yourself. It many cases incontinence can be improved, and it can often be cured.

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Managing the late effects of bowel cancer treatment

Macmillan Cancer Support

For people who are experiencing side effects from bowel cancer treatment that began or continued six months or longer after treatment. Covers the potential effects of surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy for the different types of bowel cancer, how...

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Perianal disease

Guts UK

These are a group of conditions that affect the rectum and anus (the end of the bowel where it meets the skin at the bottom) and the skin surrounding the anus. They can be broadly grouped into four different categories based on symptoms: Itch...

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RAS (KRAS and NRAS, all RAS) testing

Lab Tests Online UK

Also Known As: KRAS; NRAS Formal Name: Kirsten RAS oncogene; V-Ki-ras2 Kirsten rat sarcoma viral oncogene homolog; NRAS (neuroblastoma RAS viral (v-ras) To determine whether a cancer, usually a large bowel (colorectal)...

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Small bowel transplant

the NHS website

A small bowel (intestinal) transplant is an operation to replace a diseased or shortened small bowel with a healthy bowel from a donor. A small bowel transplant is an option for children and adults whose bowel has stopped working properly and ...

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Small bowel transplant

the NHS website

A small bowel (intestinal) transplant is an operation to replace a diseased or shortened small bowel with a healthy bowel from a donor. It's a complicated and highly specialised operation that's only carried out at four specialist centres in the U...

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Spotting the signs of bowel cancer

Cancer Research UK

People are more likely to survive cancer if it’s found at an early stage. This poster features a real bowel cancer survivor and highlights that spotting cancer early can make a real difference.

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Tapeworm infections

the NHS website

Tapeworms are parasites that can live in people's intestines (bowel). They belong to a class of worms called cestoda, so are known medically as cestodes.

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Understanding bowel cancer screening

Macmillan Cancer Support

A guide to the risks and benefits of bowel cancer screening programme tests, and what happens after an abnormal result. Also explores feelings that may come up after the test, and lists further sources of information and support.

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Ulcerative Colitis Understanding Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s Disease

Crohn's and Colitis UK

If you have recently been diagnosed as having Ulcerative Colitis (UC) or Crohn’s Disease, your first reaction may have been a sense of relief that at last you have a diagnosis that explains why you have been feeling so tired and unwell. There may now...

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Crohn's Disease Understanding Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s Disease

Crohn's and Colitis UK

If you have recently been diagnosed as having Ulcerative Colitis (UC) or Crohn’s Disease, your first reaction may have been a sense of relief that at last you have a diagnosis that explains why you have been feeling so tired and unwell. There may now...

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