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 MassesAbdominal Pain
Abdominal ReductionAbnormal Liver Function Tests
AchalasiaAcid Reflux and Oesophagitis
Acute Diarrhoea in AdultsAcute Diarrhoea in Children
Acute PancreatitisAminosalicylates
AmoebiasisAnal Fissure
Anal Fissure - CausesAnal Fissure - Treatment
AntacidsAnthelmintics - Medicines for Worms
Antidiarrhoeal Medicines for Acute DiarrhoeaAntispasmodic Medicines
AppendicitisAppendicitis Diagnosis
Appendicitis SymptomsAppendicitis Treatment
Barium EnemaBarium Swallow/Meal/Follow Through
Barrett's OesophagusBile Acid Malabsorption/Diarrhoea
Bowel (Colonic) PolypsBowel (Colonic) Polyps - Causes
Bowel (Colonic) Polyps - DiagnosisBowel (Colonic) Polyps - Treatment
CampylobacterCampylobacter - Causes
Campylobacter - ComplicationsCampylobacter - Diagnosis
Campylobacter - PreventionCampylobacter - Symptoms
Campylobacter - Treatment for adultsCampylobacter - Treatment for children
Childhood Gastro-oesophageal RefluxChronic Pancreatitis
Clostridium DifficileCoeliac Disease
Colon Cancer and Rectal CancerColonoscopy
Constipation in AdultsConstipation in Children
Crohn's DiseaseCryptosporidium
CT ColonographyCyclical Vomiting Syndrome
Cystic FibrosisDermatitis Herpetiformis
Dietary Advice for People with a New Stoma Difficulty Swallowing (Dysphagia)
Diverticula (including Diverticulosis, Diverticular Disease and Diverticulitis)Duodenal Ulcer
Dysentery and ShigellaDyspepsia (Indigestion)
E. Coli and VTEC O157Eosinophilic Oesophagitis
ERCPExtended-spectrum beta-lactamases (ESBLs)
Fibre and Fibre SupplementsFood Allergy and Intolerance
Food Poisoning in AdultsFood Poisoning in Adults - Causes
Food Poisoning in Adults - ComplicationsFood Poisoning in Adults - Diagnosis
Food Poisoning in Adults - PreventionFood Poisoning in Adults - Symptoms
Food Poisoning in Adults - TreatmentGastritis
Gastroenteritis in AdultsGastroenteritis in Adults - Causes and Diagnosis
Gastroenteritis in Adults - Complications Gastroenteritis in Adults - Prevention
Gastroenteritis in Adults - SymptomsGastroenteritis in Adults - Treatment
Gastroenteritis in ChildrenGastrointestinal Malabsorption
Gastroscopy (Endoscopy)Giardia
H2 BlockersHelicobacter Pylori and Stomach Pain
HerniaHiatus Hernia
Irritable Bowel SyndromeIrritable Bowel Syndrome - Causes
Irritable Bowel Syndrome - DiagnosisIrritable Bowel Syndrome - Symptoms
Irritable Bowel Syndrome - TreatmentItchy Bottom (Pruritus Ani)
Lactose IntoleranceLaxatives
Liver BiopsyLumps in the Groin
Mallory-Weiss SyndromeMedicines for Nausea
Mesenteric AdenitisMesenteric Adenitis - Causes
Mesenteric Adenitis - DiagnosisMotion (Travel) Sickness
Mouth UlcersMRCP Scan
Nausea and VomitingNon-ulcer (Functional) Dyspepsia
NorovirusOesophageal Cancer
Orlistat (Weight Loss Medicine)Orlistat (Xenical®) Healthy Eating Guide
Osler-Weber-Rendu SyndromePancreatic Cancer
PEG Feeding TubesPersistent Nausea or Vomiting
Piles (Haemorrhoids)Piles (Haemorrhoids) - Causes
Piles (Haemorrhoids) - SymptomsPiles (Haemorrhoids) - Treatment
Poo (Stool) SamplePrimary Liver Cancer
Proctalgia Fugax and Anal Pain Proctalgia Fugax and Anal Pain - Causes
Proctalgia Fugax and Anal Pain - DiagnosisProctalgia Fugax and Anal Pain - Symptoms
Proctalgia Fugax and Anal Pain - TreatmentProton Pump Inhibitors
Pyloric StenosisRectal Bleeding (Blood in Faeces)
Rectal Bleeding in ChildrenRectal Prolapse
Rectal Prolapse - DiagnosisRectal Prolapse - Symptoms and causes
Rectal Prolapse - Treatment, complications and outlookRotavirus
Screening for Bowel (Colorectal) CancerSigmoidoscopy
Stomach (Gastric) CancerStomach (Gastric) Ulcer
Stomach (Gastric) Ulcer - CausesStomach (Gastric) Ulcer - Diagnosis
Stomach (Gastric) Ulcer - SymptomsStomach (Gastric) Ulcer - Treatment
The GutThe Pancreas
The SpleenThreadworms
Tips for Dealing with Lactose IntoleranceToddler's Diarrhoea
Traveller's DiarrhoeaUlcerative Colitis
Vomiting Blood (Haematemesis)Wind/Gas/Bloating