Anal fistula

An anal fistula is a small channel that can develop between the end of the bowel and the skin near the anus. An anal fistula can cause bleeding and discharge when passing stools – and can be painful. An anal fistula can occur after surgery to drain an anal...

Anal fissures

An anal fissure is a small tear or crack in the lining of the anus. It may occur when passing large or hard stools, straining during childbirth, or experiencing bouts of diarrhoea. An anal fissure can cause sharp pain and bleeding during and after bowel movements. It...

Haemorrhoids

Haemorrhoids are swollen veins located around the anus or in the lower rectum. About 50 percent of adults experienced the symptoms of haemorrhoids by the age of 50. Haemorrhoids can either be internal or external. Internal haemorrhoids develop within the anus or...

Gastrointestinal haemorrhage

Gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding is a serious sign of trouble within your digestive tract. Your digestive tract consists of the following organs: Oesophagus Stomach Small intestine (including the duodenum) Large intestine or colon Rectum Anus GI bleeding can occur in...

Intestinal obstruction

What is Intestinal Obstruction? Digested food particles must travel through 25 feet of intestines or more before new wastes enter your body. These wastes are constantly in motion; however, an intestinal obstruction can block the passage of fluid or digested food. An...

Pancreatitis

Acute pancreatitis is a painful inflammation of the pancreas, located in the upper left side of your abdomen, behind the stomach and near the small intestine. It produces and distributes insulin, digestive enzymes and other necessary hormones. There are direct and...