Health Information by category Gut / Bowel / Stomach

The gut, bowel and stomach are parts of the digestive system. They are responsible for breaking down food and drink, absorbing the useful nutrients and energy and getting rid of the waste. From simple problems such as indigestion, to more serious ones such as cancer, you can read all about the symptoms and check the treatments in our doctor-authored leaflets. If you have a gut-related question such as “What is appendicitis?” or “Have I got symptoms of threadworms?” our information may be able to help you find the answer. You can also learn about various tests and procedures such as screening for colorectal cancer, and why fibre is important in your diet.

Abdominal PainAbdominal Reduction
AchalasiaAcid Reflux and Oesophagitis
Acute Diarrhoea in AdultsAcute Diarrhoea in Children
Acute PancreatitisAminosalicylates
AmoebiasisAnal Fissure
AntacidsAnthelmintics - Medicines for Worms
Antidiarrhoeal Medicines for Acute DiarrhoeaAntispasmodic Medicines
AppendicitisBarium Enema
Barium Swallow/Meal/Follow ThroughBarrett's Oesophagus
Bile Acid Malabsorption/DiarrhoeaBowel (Colonic) Polyps
Bowel (Colorectal) CancerCampylobacter
Childhood Gastro-oesophageal RefluxChronic Pancreatitis
Clostridium DifficileCoeliac Disease
Coeliac Disease Diet SheetColonoscopy
Constipation in AdultsConstipation in Children
Crohn's DiseaseCryptosporidium
CT ColonographyCyclical Vomiting Syndrome
Cystic FibrosisDermatitis Herpetiformis
Diet Sheet for Oesophageal RefluxDietary Advice for People with a New Stoma
Difficulty Swallowing (Dysphagia)Diverticula (including Diverticulosis, Diverticular Disease and Diverticulitis)
Duodenal UlcerDysentery and Shigella
Dyspepsia (Indigestion)E. Coli and VTEC O157
Eosinophilic OesophagitisERCP
Extended-spectrum beta-lactamases (ESBLs)Fibre and Fibre Supplements
Food Allergy and IntoleranceFood Poisoning in Adults
Gallstones Diet SheetGastritis
Gastroenteritis in AdultsGastroenteritis in Children
Gastroscopy (Endoscopy)Giardia
H2 BlockersHelicobacter Pylori and Stomach Pain
HerniaHiatus Hernia
Irritable Bowel SyndromeIrritable Bowel Syndrome Diet Sheet
Itchy Bottom (Pruritus Ani)Lactose Intolerance
LaxativesLiver Biopsy
Mallory-Weiss SyndromeMedicines for Nausea
Mesenteric AdenitisMotion (Travel) Sickness
Mouth UlcersMRCP Scan
Nausea and VomitingNon-ulcer (Functional) Dyspepsia
NorovirusOesophageal Cancer
Orlistat - Help With Weight LossOrlistat (Xenical®) Healthy Eating Guide
Osler-Weber-Rendu SyndromePancreatic Cancer
Piles (Haemorrhoids)Poo (Stool) Sample
Pregnancy - DyspepsiaPregnancy - Morning Sickness
Primary Liver CancerProton Pump Inhibitors
Pyloric StenosisRectal Bleeding (Blood in Faeces)
RotavirusRoundworms
SalmonellaScreening for Bowel (Colorectal) Cancer
SigmoidoscopyStomach (Gastric) Cancer
Stomach (Gastric) UlcerThe Gut
The PancreasThe Spleen
ThreadwormsTips for Dealing with Lactose Intolerance
Toddler's DiarrhoeaTraveller's Diarrhoea
Ulcerative ColitisVomiting Blood (Haematemesis)
Wind/Gas/Bloating