Bowel Symptom Checker

This is a professional website developed by doctors who diagnose and treat the majority of patients with serious bowel disease in the UK and Ireland - for further information click on 'Provenance' on the left side of this page.

People experience all sorts of bowel symptoms but there are three KEY symptoms to identify more serious bowel disease.

  • Bleeding from the bottom or rectal bleeding
  • Change in your bowel habit - including constipation and diarrhoea
  • Abdominal pain or discomfort

    If you have any of these three KEY symptoms, click on your AGE below. If not try clicking on 'More on Bowel Symptoms' on the left side of this page to see if your bowel symptom is listed.

    This new website is advisory only, we hope you find it helpful.

    Important: if your symptoms are severe or you also feel generally unwell or the symptoms keep coming back – see your doctor
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